A Great Guest Blog by COLLECTIBULLDOGS.COM : – Excited About Exhibiting museum bound. 30 July 2016 I’m really pleased to host my first Guest Blogger from Collectibulldogs.com. Thank you to Eiffion for a really interesting and informative read about his challenge with exhibiting some of his prize bulldog related collection at Brighton Museum! Visit Eiffion’s website for more of his eclectic blogs by clicking on this link Hi folks Hi there good folk I hope all is well with everybody out there staying safe and keeping well, I have some amazing news after talking with my mentor just lately that I…
What do radios and Ovaltine have in common? The answer is the ‘Ovaltiney’ radio or Philips 634A ‘Superinductance’ TRF set, produced from 1932/3. It was called Ovaltiney as it was used in nostalgic TV adverts for Ovaltine. The quality of this radio was superb. A replica of the radio was produced by ITC in 1984 to commemorate its 50th Birthday.
Love it or hate it, the iconic design of the Ericofon Cobra phone is a must for any 1950’s-1970’s retro or vintage office, music room or living room! It is called a ‘Cobra’ or ‘Kobra’ due to its snake-like appearance. The Ericofon has a bit of a cult following amongst fans of 1960’s and 70’s fashion and design. Here’s why.
British N gauge is a model railway scale and gauge built to a scale of 1:148, with a track of 9 mm (0.354 in) width. The 9 mm (0.354 in) track width derives from a scale of 1:160 for 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge rails. As with most standards, nothing is quite as simple as it seems, particularly as standard track width varies from country to country!
Catalin and Bakelite, amongst other early plastics, are now highly collectible. Prized for their colour, tactility, appearance and use in every day life. But what are Bakelite and Catalin? How can you tell them apart?
Essex miniature sewing machines were manufactured between 1946 and 1956 by the Essex Engineering Works, Wanstead, London. We see them today as a vintage child’s toy but they were actually produced to fill a need in the market, after WWII, for making and repairing clothing. Rationing was in full force and people were still in the mindset, through necessity, of ‘Make Do and Mend’.
Fiat, Lingotto was built in 1923. The 500m-long, five-storey building was equipped with a rooftop test track, as seen on Top Gear. You may also recognise it from the 1969 film, ‘The Italian Job’.
One of the best-loved androids of all time, ‘Robby the Robot’ is an essential part of any robot enthusiast’s collection. Who wouldn’t want a replica of a genuine science fiction icon in their home?