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?
Vinyl revival is a term that, since 2007, has been bandied about by the media to describe the renewed interest in listening to vinyl gramophone records.
Hi Everyone, We just want to let you know that Mullard Antiques and Collectibles Online shop is now open for business in a phased launch. We have only uploaded a few products, just to make sure we have identified any teething problems. Please get in touch if you find some! We will continue to stock the shop with new items on a daily basis, so please keep visiting us. You can now find us on social media. Use the following links to direct you: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. We look forward to sharing with you! For our phased launch, all of the…
Hello Everyone, Welcome to Mullard Antiques and Collectibles! It’s good to make your acquaintance. We’ve been really busy setting up the Mullard Antiques and Collectibles online shop, website, and our social media accounts. You will soon find us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram. We will have lots of items of interest to share with you. Since we are new to social media, we hope you will help us and also share these with your relatives, friends, and colleagues! Our online shop will stock a whole host of unusual vintage items from yesteryear including; lighting books, HiFi, vinyl records, jewellery, pottery, miscellaneous household goods,…