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  1. Edward Reed

    Favorite '30s and '40s photos?

    Photograph of Audrey Bennoist typing at her desk with her own air-conditioning system: a pail of ice in front of an electric fan. 6/23/1936 Source San Antonio Light Photograph Collection, MS 359, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
  2. Edward Reed

    Show us their hats!

    Armington IL 1945 Jess Horner shows Lincoln Farm Advisor Grant Kinsey, sample of corn crop. Pantagraph Negative Collection, 1940 - 1945
  3. Edward Reed

    Favorite '30s and '40s photos?

    c. 1930s Photo Booth picture
  4. Edward Reed

    Show us your Vintage Office Supplies.

    Not familiar really but here is some info I found about that type… The first known advertisement was in 1935 and the latest mention was from a Bostitch pamphlet released in 1986. Steel construction with black crackle. As the style of the B5 stapler did not change over the years, it can be...
  5. Edward Reed

    Show us your Vintage Office Supplies.

    Here is an interesting feature; the stapler has a flip plate to create a different shape of staple but I can’t figure out why you would need a staple like this…
  6. Edward Reed

    Show us your Vintage Office Supplies.

    I thought I was finished with collecting 1930s/1940s office supplies but I was able to locate an elusive and rare Ace Pilot 402-V “Wartime Standard Model“ Victory stapler with a wood base! (circa 1943) Like many manufacturers a slight alteration to their offerings needed to be made due to war...
  7. Edward Reed

    What Hat Are You Wearing Today ?

    I know nothing about this hat. “Fred Kelly” New York “Crosstown” Got it cheap .. I liked the color…
  8. Edward Reed

    Hats and Drinks - A Match Made in Heaven

    I’m in the south. It’s spring. Pollen everywhere… Jim Beam Peach… ( have you ever dated a southern peach? Her name was Ashley. Blonde, ice blue eyes, looked like Joan Blondell and lived in Buckhead Georgia.. ******* I miss that girl lol!)
  9. Edward Reed

    Favorite '30s and '40s photos?

    Missed opportunity here. I would have used these pictures for his next album cover and titled “Guilty of Seduction”! lol!
  10. Edward Reed

    Show Us Your Mechanical Clocks!

    I bought it knowing it had a replacement vintage style braided cloth power cord with vintage Bakelite plug. Im not sure how it was originally wired up though at its original time and location.
  11. Edward Reed

    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    Ah good point!
  12. Edward Reed

    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    Yes I recognized the snow white reference . Really cool As for Meet John Doe it would have had more weight if he had jumped and I fully expected it to be a heartbreaker tragedy. If it is remade today he would have committed suicide for certain making him a martyr for the movement. But In the...
  13. Edward Reed

    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    Yes I watched that one this weekend as well! Very well done. I wasn’t too sure about it at the start of the film but it gets very deep and poignant in the second half. I was very impressed with gary cooper in that one!
  14. Edward Reed

    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    I believe I found the source inspiration for The Big Bang Theory! “Ball of Fire” (1941) Gary Cooper plays a character exactly like Sheldon Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck is their Penny! Excellent film! Very funny and a great look into the evolving use of slang! Perhaps it should have been titled...
  15. Edward Reed

    Show Us Your OVERCOATS

    Lol!!!! ;) Awesome!
  16. Edward Reed

    Show Us Your OVERCOATS

    Just a cool picture of a couple of men wearing overcoats
  17. Edward Reed

    Show Us Your OVERCOATS

    Thanks! It does have some good weight to it and very well balanced. It feels good… I should probably wear a more colorful tie with it! Lol! Now I await appropriate weather to wear it… I live on the coast of South Carolina and it’s going to be in the low to mid 70s every day for the next...
  18. Edward Reed

    Show Us Your OVERCOATS

    I finally found a vintage overcoat in my size. This one actually dated September 1943! In really good condition for its age. Maker: Barron-Anderson of Boston Sold at Harry Suffrin shop Downtown Detroit (The store was founded in 1922) Pattern and Style:“ Stoneface Overcoat " Gray herringbone...
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