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1960’s Kenmore Roll-A-Matic Fan

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Mel and I were out and about antiquing when I came across this fantastic fan. It is pretty large and it looked like it had some unique controls. I loved the fact that it was attached to a roller stand.

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It’s great that it can be wheeled around so easily.

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This fan has a manual vertical adjustment. The above photo shows the fan all the way down and the photo below is raised. The great knobs on the side allow you to adjust the angle in any direction.

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This unit has some control options I am not familiar with.

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It has a simple control panel, but the one thing I noticed was that rectangular light on the top. I figure it has something to do with the thermostat this fan has. This was my first experience with a fan that has a thermostat. Another great thing about this fan is that it blows and sucks air. I imagine it was a great feature when by an open window.

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I am still trying to figure out the thermostat portion of the fan.

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When the Comfort Control Knob is adjusted…..

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This indicator light illuminates. I will have to play with it, but I am sure I will figure it out. I wish I had some literature on this fan. I am sure this was a high end fan for the time.

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What I also dig about this fan is how accessible everything is. Both back covers pop off easily for cleaning.

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This fan has a large motor and it has a lifetime lubrication warranty!

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With tempatures around 105 degrees lately, this fan will get a lot of use!

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1965 Electrohome ‘Circa 703’ cabinet by Deilcraft of Canada

Hepcat Restorations:

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Originally posted on Space Age Mod:

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Mel and I were at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire this last weekend that is held the first Sunday of every month. Since we are decorating a second location with space age and mod pieces, we knew we had to hit this faire. We are trying to stock pile a collection to help furnish our other place.

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There were some cool items out for sale, but we were blown away by this Electrohome unit for sale by our friend Ed. He saw our Hepcat Restorations and the recent post we did on our newly acquired “Ultra rare RCA record player, radio and cassette player“.  At the bottom of that post I showcased other units I wish I could find, and this was one of them! We were so excited to see Ed had this and he brought it thinking it was something we would dig, and he was right.

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1964 Motorola Cadet Portable Television

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I have always been a sucker for vintage electronics. We came across this when were out antiquing.

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What amazed me about this little portable television is how clean it is and that it has its original stand!

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As you can see it looks like this little fella was hardly used. It does turn on and has sound. If I decide to use it of course I will have to get a converter box.

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It’s such a cute little set!

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What makes the Cadet so unusual is the handle on the side and the antenna and earphone jack is apart of the handle as well.

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Because of the flash it looks baby blue but in person but it is more of an aqua color.

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I think I will put this in the kitchen and hook up with a small DVD player.

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This will join our museum, I mean home! LOL!

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Ultra Rare RCA Record Player, Radio and Cassette Player

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As always, I was skimming over Craigslist and came across this unit in Alameda, California. It had been posted for 5 days, and I figured it must have sold already. I decided to send an email anyway in hopes it was still available.

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According to the research the guy did that I bought this from, he said this was produced in the 1970’s and they only manufactured 50 of these units. This makes you wonder how many are left.

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This unit has a record player, radio and cassette. All three work, but the record player needs a new cartridge.

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This unit even has its original microphone and stand to record.

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I am a child of the 80’s, so I actually have a huge collection of cassettes.

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I think it is really sleek how the record player is hidden away.

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This unit produces some great sound!

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The speakers are huge and sound great. I need to redo the fabric on them because the previous owner had a cat.

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I plan to keep this until I fall out of love with it, which might take a while. I plan to see if my good buddy Justin from Stellar Electronics can add a jack so my iPhone can play through the unit.

Here are some other cool Panton Era units…

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Weltron, the new shape of sound

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Apollo 861/Circa 711 system ELECTROHOME CANADA

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Wega 3300 Hi-Fi System

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Electrohome

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1976–1978 Rosita Stereo Commander Luxus | Model: mit GC061

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1960s Clairtone Model G stereo

Source:

https://www.pinterest.com/yann75020/objets/

https://www.pinterest.com/neeka13/vintage-record-players-record-collections-radios/

Kevin Rahm Interview Published in Sacramento Magazine

July 2015 Sac Mag

This is just a quick update to the photoshoot of Kevin Rahm fresh off his role from Mad Men, that took place in our home this past May. We’ve been eagerly awaiting the July issue of Sacramento Magazine to find out what photo Tyler Musseter (photographer) decided to use for the article.

The shot that was selected was taken in our living room. We hope you like it!
July Sac MagSource: Sacramento Magazine, July Issue       Photography: Tyler & Christina Mussetter

Vintage Wimpy and Olive Oyl Fiberglass Toppers

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Mel and I attended the Alameda Point Antiques Faire a couple of weeks ago. There was a large turn out, and we found a really cool large Wimpy fiberglass figure. When we purchased the Wimpy character we started discussing it with the seller and he mentioned that he had the Olive Oyl figure at his shop as well! The next day, we shot over to his shop and picked up Olive Oyl.

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The gentleman we purchased these from was unsure if they went on top of slot

machines, or maybe toppers for an amusement park ride.

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As you can see, they will need to be restored. I can’t wait.

I love restoring freakish things like this.

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We had only planned to get Wimpy because we were going to hang

him in our kitchen, but we couldn’t pass up Olive Oyl.

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I plan to start on the restoration in the week or so.

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Since we found these two, we figure there should at least be Popeye and Bluto somewhere. After a long search online I found this piece at Mardi Gras World in Louisiana. I called the next day and they said it had been sold…..DANG! Oh well, the hunt is half the fun.

 

Super Atomic Aluminium Recliners

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We recently attended a local antique fair and it was pretty uneventful, except for these two beauties.

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The fabric is so atomic and right down our alley.

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We purchased them from one of the usual sellers we buy from. He said he purchased them from a little old man who used them for a short time when purchased, and then placed them in the rafters until now.

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Overall they are in fantastic condition considering their age. The metal frames could use some cleaning up.

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The cushions need a good scrubbing to freshen them up! We are undecided if we plan to keep them. If we don’t, make sure to check out our shop at Midway Antique Mall.

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They make me want to lay down and sip on some mojitos.

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