Category: vintage technology

atomic-flash: The Astra-Gnome, 1956 – A ‘Time …

atomic-flash:

The Astra-Gnome, 1956 – A ‘Time and Space Car’

A concept car created by industrial designer Richard Arbib for American Motors. Using a 1955 Nash Metropolitan chassis, it features space travel themes like the Hamilton ‘celestial time-zone clock permitting actual flight-type navigation’, and an acrylic glass bubble canopy which also serves as a sound chamber for the car’s high fidelity radio and record player.

The Astra-Gnome was featured on the 3 September 1956 cover of Newsweek magazine and was a popular highlight in its debut at the 1956 New York International Auto Show.

Lost and then relocated in New York in 1980, the Astra-Gnome was restored and can now be seen at the Metropolitan Pit Stop Museum in Los Angeles, CA.

(images via Mario the Multipla

thriftstorerecords:

thriftstorerecords:

Capitol Full Dimensional Stereo begins right here!

design-is-fine: Patrice Dupont, portable recor…

design-is-fine:

Patrice Dupont, portable record player “Pompon”, 1969. ABS plastic. Philips, France. German sales folder: “Eine kesse Sache mit rundem Sound”. Via technoseum / flickr / radiomuseo.it 

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1982 Apple “Your Guide To Apple Service And Su…

1982 Apple “Your Guide To Apple Service And Support.” Brochure
Illustrator: Don Weller
(via: vintagecomputing)

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1972 KOSS HV-1 Stereophones Brochure Cover(via…

1972 KOSS HV-1 Stereophones Brochure Cover

(via: medium)

laurenrolwing:

laurenrolwing:

Prinzsound Stereo Module radio 1970

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thegroovyarchives:

thegroovyarchives:

1969 General Electric Radio ad via tavcomm on ebay.