Tag - vintage

Carter’s Antique Toy Museum

On our recent road trip, we made lots of interesting discoveries. One of my favorites was this gem: Carter’s Antique Toy Museum in Zionsville, Indiana. About seventeen miles from Indianapolis, it’s a building with three floors...

Silver Clockwork Swan Allowed Only Two Fish...

The Bowes Museum is in North East England and has, among its collection, a silver swan automaton that dates back to 1773. It was purchased for £200 in 1872. Not a bad price–they should have bought two, it might have been cheaper...

Radium: Good For What Ails You

Radioactivity–it used to be a selling point. Here’s a gallery of glowing goodness (in French, but a lot of the images speak for themselves). Neatorama likes the Radium chocolate bar. I like the Radium Emanation Bath (pictured)...

Fun With Vintage Paperbacks

There’s just something irresistible about old paperbacks. Especially the pulp kinds with titles like we’ve posted before. I love these things. I’ll go ahead and tell you I’ve added Nine and Death Makes Ten to our list...

Mickey Mouse vs. The Happy Island

You can read more about it here at Cartoon Brew (one of the commenters even delivers some info on what’s going on and translations and such), but it’s a Japanese cartoon from 1934 that takes place two years in the future where a...

The Great Old Ones: Octopus Gravity Furnaces

The darkest days of winter seem to be behind us here at the Technocave, but for all of you who would like a little more warmth in your lives right now, we have an interesting heater to share. Having just moved into our first house, we are...

Gallery of Soviet Toys

English Russia has posted an array of toys from the Soviet Union. Here’s what they have to say: During the Soviet times all the toys were manufactured only on a dozen of state owned factories. All toy designs were certified with...