The Smithsonian Has One

What is it?

“Dial as you would your telephone?”

It’s a Ken+ Add machine, that’s what. From the 1950’s. Manufactured in Duluth Minnesota  You can see it’s definitely handheld.

NOTE to viewers: There are 27 likes on this post but that’s because something is wrong  No one has even viewed the post yet.  If anyone can explain it to me, thanks.  I changed the wording on the comment box.  Was editing an old post in the app.  Who knows. It doesn’t add up!

Mid Century Dinette Light

At the Ohio History Center last Friday.

Notice the colored aluminum tumblers. How about those drapes?

Modern Home Dinette Light

 

Becky B Indecisive Flight #Januarylight 

Screenlight from a Tube TV

At the Ohio History Connection today.

Ozzie and Harriet Show playing on a TV in the Lustron Home. 

 I can only imagine how heavy this television would be should one try to lift it.

Note the date on the calendar 1953!

 

and

Becky B of Winchester has posted Bars of Sunlight for the #JanuaryLight challenge today. 

Emmett Kelly/ “Weary Willie” Clown

My sister thinks we got this hand puppet at the circus. It was before I was 5. Some people have a fear of clowns(coulrophobia)

There is an Emmett Kelly Museum in Sedan, Kansas -born there in 1898.  You don’t hear the word “hobo” anymore.

Another find while cleaning out.
How do you feel about clowns?

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