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A Design Classic? The Ericofon Cobra Phone

Ericofon Cobra Phone

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.

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X-RAY SPECS: A Guest Blog By Young Man Gone West

X-Ray Specs

X-RAY SPECS: A Guest Blog By Young Man Gone West Richard, blogger extraordinaire, going by the pseudonym ‘Young Man Gone West,’ (YMGW), has kindly allowed me to post his wonderful blog ‘X-Ray Specs’ for our Mullard Antiques readers. Some of you may recognise this Halsey USAAF X-Ray Warning Light from our website. YMGW purchased the light and has ensured that it is now in full working condition. The blog explains more about its fascinating history with some great accompanying images!  I think we can all say that YMGW has done a good job on the post and the light. Wonderful to…

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Vintage Technology, Gizmos and Gadgets

Vintage Technology, Gizmos and Gadgets

Vintage Technology, Gizmos and Gadgets Well, what rotten weather we are all having! No wonder many of us like to pack our suitcases and head for sunnier climes! Instead, I’m sat here writing a blog for you on Vintage Technology, Gizmos and Gadgets, looking at the rain out of the window! However, there are those of us whom actually prefer, instead of soaking up the sun sat on a beach, to spend time at museums or adding to our collection of eclectic museum worthy objects! OK, this does happen to be mainly menfolk, for many of whom the thought of a…

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Ladies Love The Mullard Valve Tester!

Mullard Valve Tester

Ladies Love The Mullard Valve Tester! I asked Mr Mullard Antiques to write me a guest blog about Women working, in what was traditionally seen as a Man’s role, in the 1950s. I was a little bit worried, give Steve this level of freedom and who knows what he would write! Anyway, I’m pleasantly surprised! Thank you, Mullard Magic, for this lighthearted look at Women working at the Mullard Valve factory in the 1950s. Great images! According to Mullard (the manufacturer’s of thermionic valve products), ‘The Mullard High Speed Valve Tester was so simple to use anyone could use it’.  Mullard made…

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The Origin Of The Humble Clothes Iron

Tilley Paraffin Pressure Domestic Iron

Where would we be without an iron these days? Love or loathe ironing, you can’t help but be impressed by the ingenuity of the inventors of the humble clothes iron!

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