Mid-century modern table lamp
made in Australia, c. 1950s
I love this timber-reeded light. Particularly its asymmetric cylinder shape [there isn’t a name for that shape- I looked.] I also can’t ascertain who made this lamp- all I know is it’s Australian made as it’s wired for Australian conditions. It takes a maximum 40watt lamp, and the timber reeding looks to be hand-produced.
The lamp has been checked by an electrician who has certified it’s good to go. And the rest of the lamp is in excellent condition also. Perfect for a Parker furniture sideboard!
Princess portable AM radio & phonograph, model # RPH-210
runs from mains AC 240 volt and takes 4 x c size batteries; takes a ‘diamond’ needle
I am unsure where this machine was made, and in what year – but someone out there will know. The housing is made from timber, and all the working parts are steel. The radio dial is a funky, transparent plastic and will find an AM station from 5-16!
The sound quality is a little tinny – as the speakers are housed in the body of the system and the machine needs a new stylus. It can handle both 33 and 45 records, and while the battery housing has lost its little cover the rest of the machine in good working order.
I bought the ‘Princess’ soon after the ‘Jetset’ [see post – way, way below] because the appeal of playing vinyl, anywhere – at a picnic in the park for example- appealed to me. I have collected vinyl [records, that is] from when it wasn’t considered collecting and playing my old records is both joyous and hilarious. Always good for a laugh!