Saturday, July 30, 2011
Gotta Minute? Check Out This Kick *ss Clock Radio! Who Coulda' "Predicta'd" That I'd Bring This Guy Home From Vacation? Status: Lame Word Play.
Another sweet find from Memphis TN. If you live near Memphis, I implore you...check out Antique Warehouse Mall. You are reading this because we share a similar sensibility where vintage modern is concerned, so I know you'll find all manor of goodness for you to clutter up your home (too) with.
Does this (alarm) clock radio just scream "Philco Predicta" or what? The influence is
ridiculously obvious. I just HAD to have it. It's a Longines Symphonette Model LCR 511 Lamp
Clock Radio (LCR, get it!). Luckily it was only $20...At An ANTIQUE MALL (What?). No sir...I did
not hesitate. The truth is...I think the Girlfriend spotted it before I did. The booth it was in was
just rife with SO MUCH COOL STUFF!!!
Yup, everything works. Even the three way brightness of the lamp. This is so unspeakably cool
that I'm replacing a Flip Clock on my bedroom night stand with it! The hands of the clock have
that radio active paint that glows in the dark too. Super Modtomic coolness.
It really is a great little piece of technology. A clock, a radio and a three way desk lamp all in
one neat little package. The only thing it lacks in my opinion is an 1/8" input jack. Then you
could patch your iPod or whatever to it. That would be so cool. I had a cool little Panasonic
desktop radio that had an input like that. I sold it to a guy in New Orleans years ago. It was so
cool. I bought it at an estate sale covered in YEARS of filth. It cleaned up like new. That guy
was happy as a pig in...well...you know.
This is one of those serendipitous finds that I didn't even know I wanted so bad until it was in
my hands! We almost didn't even go through Memphis as it was not the most efficient or
quickest way for us to get home. It was actually quite by accident that we took that route. You
see...there is a highway 40 in St. Louis but it's not an Interstate 40...where as there is an
Interstate 40 that goes through Memphis, so of course we're like "Highway 40? That'll take us
all the way home!".....we're dumb...but happy!