Technologizer has a great retrospective on one of the most powerful information creation machines ever built – the IBM Selectric. The result of “seven years of research,” the Selectric typewriter entered the national consciousness in 1961 and died only when its creator, IBM, began to create its electronic replacement. → Read More
It’s almost payday, folks! Whip out your wallets and see if you can’t pick up this vintage Apple I, one of the original pieces made by Jobs and Wozniak during the great Apple-ing of 1976. It comes with a signed letter from Steve himself. → Read More
For 2010 Bell & Ross reinvents the “nice watch” again. You’ll find a full (really full) selection of round cased watches to compliment their famous BR01 Instrument watches that come in large square cases. These new watches have confusing names that mix up “Vintage, Heritage, and Original,” but you can forgive that because the designs are so darn easy to love. → Read More
I may have thousands of dollars of specialized electronics sitting around my apartment, but I’m also a big fan of vintage stuff. I think there was a speet spot in the 60s where they were just making unbelievable lamps, for instance. And man could they make tables back before World War I.
Sometimes you can pick these things up for peanuts, and sometimes it pays to have a little creativity and… → Read More
Attention camera fanatics, ebay has a listing for you. The Paillard Bolex H8 Military Gun was apparently used by a Vietnam war reporter and survived. Wartime details about the equipment isn’t listed but just think of the history this camera might have recorded. The buyer gets a few more lens along the original documentation and a case too. But is it worth the $1,318 Buy It Now price? More pics… → Read More
I’ll let the article do the talking here. Who doesn’t love this vintage computing stuff? I hardly understand most of it since I grew up with DOS, Windows 3.1 and Mac OS 6 more than anything else, but it’s great to take a trip to the deeper past every once in a while. My favorite part: The Compaq computer is designed to be portable, and although it weighs 28 pounds, it achieves… → Read More