Saturday, October 17, 2009


since it's getting chilly or will soon, I'm going through my winter stuff.
This is one of two of these jackets I own.

It's an awesome Pendleton patch pocket jacket.

I really love the way this one looks. Very 40's "Hollywood" style of a jacket.

It's great to wear as NOBODY is going to be wearing the same type of jacket and everybody asks what it is when I do wear it.

You can find these fairly common, but not in the bigger sizes as easily. They're great when you want to dress up a bit, but still be Vintage....

Friday, October 16, 2009


Today, I'm showing yet ANOTHER telephone... do I own to many?
This is my only wall phone. A western electric Bell Systems 352 Wall Telephone.

I love the lines of the F-1 Handle... Very sexy.

Looks awesome in a vintage style kitchen. Wouldn't you want to talk to somebody on that phone?

Nice dial too. Now don't call the number as it came with the phone, you won't get poohbang on it....

And a blurry shot of the hand set... I love vintage phones and maybe I do own too many... But a vintage guy needs his phones!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


So today, I'm showing some Vintage Trashy Novels!
These date from the late 1940's to the early 1950's

These I bought for the covers as the colors and titles are really terrific!

I only have a few of these as they're pretty rare to find today... They didn't exactly make millions of them.

Trashy novels are maybe a must for Vintage Gear Guy...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


So today, I'm showing an 8mm film camera I own.
Its a nice example of a Minolta Autopak-8

It has about everything you'd want on a 8mm film camera.

Multi speeds

built in zoom

such a lovely case... just kidding.

Zoom speed on the lens

if you're into film this is a nice camera. Not the best, but it will do the job.

making films with real film is fun and challenging. It's what a vintage gear guy would do on a weekend with some friends.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


So today's is something that I found a thrift store and probably won't ever again.
If you read a lot of vintage crime stories you've read about the guy pulling out a "Black Jack" and knocking the other guy unconscious. Well this is a black jack!

The police use to carry these before stun guns. It's basically a piece of leather with lead shot in it. You swing it at a guys head and knock him out.

This one is an old one, so I'm not sure the leather could stand a full on swing, but it's a cool item either way.

I wouldn't suggest you carry one of these, but thought you guys might like to see what a real vintage one looks like....

Monday, October 12, 2009


Today, I just have a cool item. I really serves no purpose, but to look at it.
A US Army Airplane Manifold Pressure gauge.

This was sitting on a shelf at a thrift store one day and although I didn't really need a Manifold pressure gauge, I bought it anyway.

It's a neat piece of history. I don't know what aircraft it originally was used, but I assume it was WWII. It'd be cool t think it was on a bomber or fighter...

I can't imagine having to read 40 or more of these while some one's shooting at you...

If you find one of these or any other WWII aircraft gauge... pick it up!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


If you're going to own fedoras, you need to have a place to put them.
This is my wall hat rack.

It's a very nice wood holder that holds three of my fedoras. I rotate them with summer and winter hats.

I believe this was made by the Bombay Company that went bankrupt back in the early 90's.

A rack for your hats are a must for the Vintage Gear Guy!