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BeeKeeper0
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BeeKeeper0   2/27/2013 7:38:28 PM
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That should be George Jetson. His wifes name is Jane. The dog is Astro. The robot maid is Rosie. He works for Spacely Sprokets whose arch rival is Cogswell Cogs

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darenw   2/28/2013 7:49:08 AM
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Reminds me of this famous painting: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Glorification_of_the_Eucharist_-_Salimbeni.JPG where a couple famous blokes rule the world, sun and moon but if you don't look carefully, looks like Sputnik. What other retro-futuristic consumer electronic product ideas are hiding in 300 year old paintings? Seriously, the whole 1950s-1960s era fascinates me. Atomic age, space age/race, Jetsons, Googie architecture and all that. If we ignore the bad things, there was a lot of optimism, energy and playfulness as designers brought forward-thinking scientific ideas symbolically into products for the masses - atom symbols, spheres with rings like Saturn. There was a high "cool factor" in many mundane businesses, just because of being a third tier supplier to NASA. Educational science toys hyped up as relevant to the space program. While not mainstream, there is seemingly growing interest in that era, perhaps because today's world doesn't have any grand adventure. Perhaps businesses like Mock Electronics will allow people to explore actual working products (maybe with a little contemporary cheating) from back then, will stir up a push for a new grand adventure, something that will make many currently mundane unrelated things cool. Or maybe not. At least enjoy the coolness of creativity of other decades.

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Max The Magnificent   2/28/2013 9:29:44 PM
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I love the link to that picture -- thanks for sharing. If I had a time machine -- seeing the 50s and 60s as an adult (instead of as a kid) would be at the top of my list :-)

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David Ashton   3/1/2013 12:02:42 AM
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@Max - One of your pictures of Mock's shelves had some old turntables and that brought back some memories. Probably late 60's I had a nice big old valve radio, it had a Crystal Pickup input at the back, and I bought an old "record changer" turntable that worked with it. Cost me peanuts. You could pick up old classical '78s for 10c each, so a whole symphony cost $1 or less. The sound was surprisingly good, if noisy by today's standards. I once got an old record of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata by a then famous pianist called "Solomon" and when I played it my mom came into my room with tears in ehr eyes - she had had exactly the same record when she was a kid and had also loved it. Of course I junked it as soon as I started earning money and could afford proper LPs and a decent turntable. Wish I still had it now. The ignorance of youth....

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Max The Magnificent   3/1/2013 3:11:08 PM
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## Wish I still had it now. The ignorance of youth.... Tell me about it :-) I remember when I was a young lad and my parents upgraded their "entertainment system" (radio, record deck, amplifier, etc.) and they gave me the old one for my bedroom. It was a massive piece of furniture -- must have been 6 feet long -- I was as happy as a clam (and that's pretty happy)

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Deltamike 197   3/1/2013 8:01:49 PM
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Clive...I have a 27" Sony CRT that I bought new in 1993. I was going to use it until it dropped dead before getting a new digital TV but finally got tired of waiting. I bought a new 55" plasma last fall. Installing the plasma required some new audio and video furniture and I took the old audio rack on wheels to the Goodwill store for recycling. When I dropped it off I noticed that there were 3 (yes 3) PALLETS sitting there loaded with not so old CRT televisions waiting for a truck to take them away. Goodwill couldn't even give away CRT TVs so they were hauling them to the dump. My Sony CRT is now sitting in the guest bedroom gathering dust. Probably never use it again but like most pack rats, I hate to throw away perfectly functioning electronics.

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Max The Magnificent   3/1/2013 8:22:32 PM
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I know what you mean about not wanting to throw away perfectly good electronics -- but you can store only so much -- and the thing is that you know you are never going to use it -- so all it's doing is taking up space in your home ... maybe it's time to "bite the bullet"?

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FrankCF   3/1/2013 9:04:14 PM
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About 7 years ago I moved from a house to a Condo. I don't have a lot of storage so I threw it out. Along with the SS50 computer it was hooked up to.

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meterman   3/1/2013 10:30:12 PM
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Obvious question: Why do you need rabbit ears? Broadcast analog TV signals do not exist anymore. I too am a pack rat, and I probably have 6 or 8 sets of rabbit ears in the basement. When scrapping old TVs I always saved them because they were so easily broken. I also have a bin of various old knobs.

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Hughston   3/4/2013 4:06:11 PM
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You can also get your TV repaired at Mock. They have a technician that works there.

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