Here's my most recent acquisitions for RetroEdTech.com. I drove around this weekend and stopped at a few local antique stores and wow, look what I found!
I bought an old chemistry set. I found it in a junk store and had always wanted one. I took it to my office and showed it to the science whizzes in the office. Their recommendation: get that thing out of here. Dangerous even when it was new. Now, with expired chemicals and really old containers, and a number of pregnant women in the office; NOPE, get it out of here. So I did. Sigh.
After lots of searching, I finally bought an overhead projector on Ebay. We used these through school and college and through half of my professional career (if you are sharp you can figure out my age from that!).
I also bought in a junk store a really old record player. It's not really a record player since the "records" are rolls. I think it was the original device invented by Edison. I haven't had a chance to really try it or research it yet but I'm super psyched. It's called Edison Gold Molded Records.
|Edison Gold Molded Records
|Edison Phonograph Cylinders
I started reading about it on the University of California website. Here's a little info:
I've also bought this weekend two more school desks.
And a very old Polaroid Land Camera with a big old fashioned flash. A special call-out and thanks to Neil of JamesRoss Advertising who is a valued subcontractor for us and who found and donated this treasure to the collection.
(PS His firm is in no way responsible for the design of this blog. That is entirely my fault!)
Lastly, I have bid on a number of old telephone switch boards on Ebay but I haven't bought one yet. Stay tuned for that too.