Friday, June 27, 2008

More From The Ancient Department


Ronson lighters were the Roll Royce of their times, when smoking of cigarettes was considered "cool" for both men and women. Well-crafted, dependable, and a bit pricey, especially compared to matches.

And to extend one's "coolness" to the bathroom, Ronson also made electric shaver products, fit for the coolest of smokers and a gift fitting for the gentleman who had everything.

This yeoman's facial hair remover was in the hands of most adult males in the mornings. Sturdy, convenient, and durable. Replacement for replaceable blades was easy to secure.

Another sturdy product of youth. A heavy cast-iron hulk of a two-hole puncher, weighing at least three pounds. Could double up as weapon against pesky officemates.

For the consummate devotee of orderly and neat office paper files, a small paper cutter able to fit easily on any table top.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Garbage Guaranty

UPDATE: (June 28th, 2008)

Now, does that look like "fresh" garbage added on the heap, after a newly-painted garbage drum has been added for the dumpers' convenience?

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One sure way to guarantee that garbage and refuse will be dumped on your vacant lot.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Of Older Stuff

Pictured below are old products that surely have gone the same dusty and forgotten way of Beta-Max, VHS, VCR, 3D films, etc.

A miniature Mamiya film camera that fits snugly in one hand but weighs maybe two pounds. Loaded with all the fine-tuning adjustments one found in a regular-sized camera then.
The Kodak Instamatic, the most convenient piece of picture-taking equipment appropriate even in the hands of a child. Most households had one then, and the price was quite affordable.
What about a sturdy, industrial-strength, made of heavy cast-iron, one-hole puncher for your school work. Weighs maybe two pounds.
And a manually-operated numbering machine that produced professional-looking numbers, then at least. Number crunchers had to have one.
For the audiophile, a transistorized reel-to-reel tape recorder that one could carry around for listening to recorded songs or for interviews of important personages.


Those were the days.

ADDENDUM:
Call this your check protector. After writing out your check, roll this gadget over all the text and numbers you just wrote and viola, instant protection. It embosses and perforates the areas touched by it. A hardy and endurable product made in the good old US of A.