Friday, October 30, 2009
The work day was winding down, and I was on my own without the other person I carpool with. I could take my time on the way home. What should I do? The bug hit me. There were a couple of antique shops that I hadn't visited yet, and both were on my way home. Now looking forward to the trip home, I first stopped at a small shop in the town that I teach in. I found a great vintage RCA portable TV (probably a 19") with a black metal case and white plastic on the front. It was in almost pristine condition. I don't know if it worked or not. I wasn't willing to give the $50 they wanted for it to find out. I did find, however, some great magazines. I was able to pick up 8 American Home magazines from 1948-1949 and a Saturday Evening Post from December 15, 1956. They have some great advertisements that I want to scan and post on Flickr. However, a new scanner is in order, as I discovered when I tried to start scanning my 1960 Wards catalog. The scan function on my printer, which is 5 years old, is not compatible with Windows Vista. Grrr...haven't tried it with Windows 7 on my laptop yet, but I doubt that it would work with Win 7 if it doesn't work with Vista. You'll get to see more when I get a new printer/scanner.
I found a few more things at another shop, including some great glasses. Eventually I'll add them to the blog as well.
Posted by Missouri Michael at 6:00 AM