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Saturday, April 28, 2012

red ashtrays

Here are three red stacking ashtrays.  Italian in origin, size 125mm square by 30mm in height.

eBay item 150800304043 ends April 29, 2012 at 11:58:03 PDT (Germany).

red stacking ashtrays

red stacking ashtrays

red stacking ashtrays

red stacking ashtrays


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Monday, April 23, 2012

red Rhythm alarm clock

Here is a red alarm clock by Rhythm, Japan.  The way the base and clock face are aligned allow the clock to be placed flat on a surface yet be easily visible.

eBay item 230780587838 ends April 26, 2012 at 13:03:09 PDT (United Kingdom).

Rhythm alarm clock, red    Rhythm alarm clock, red

Rhythm alarm clock, red

Rhythm alarm clock, red


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Sunday, April 22, 2012

a-justa-lamp articulating task lamp | Stylette Plastics, Inc. | Oakdale, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Here is an a-justa-lamp articulating task lamp in bright yellow.  Takes a maximum 60 watt bulb.  From etsy.com, item title: “Vintage Lamp Yellow A-Justa-Lamp Desk Organizer Mod Panton Era Light”

a-justa-lamp, yellow     a-justa-lamp, yellow

a-justa-lamp, yellow

a-justa-lamp, yellow

The lamp stands as high as 20” or as low as 8” in a usable position.

From Junkables.com, the same lamp with pictures of the base and box.  Item title: “1970’s Yellow Plastic Adjustable Desk Lamp The "A-Justa-Lamp”

a-justa-lamp, yellow, label and imprint

A-justa-lamp

1)  The function of this high styled lamp is to deliver light where it is needed.  Do not exceed a 60 watt bulb.

2)  Use the tray for paper clips or pencils – not as an ash tray.

3)  Adjust at three points by loosening or tightening adjusting knobs.

a-justa-lamp, yellow, box


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Thursday, April 19, 2012

white lamp with green base and green circle

Here is a companion to the white lamp with orange base and orange circle in my post of March 29, 2012.  This one is a white plastic cube lamp with a green base and a green dot on all four sides.

From etsy.com, item title: “Space Age Green Plastic Desk Lamp - Kartell Era Mod Plastic Cube Lamp”

white lamp with green base and green dot

white lamp with green base and green dot

white lamp with green base and green dot

white lamp with green base and green dot


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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

orange plastic record (LP/12”) holder | Sven-Eric Juhlin | Gustavsberg, Sweden

Here is a Sven-Eric Juhlin for Gustavsberg Sweden bright orange plastic record (LP/12”) holder.  There are four interior channels for records.  Stamped “GUSTAVSBERG / DESIGN REG / MADE IN SWEDEN /1129” on an outside panel.  Measures approximately 12-9/16” height by 5-3/4” width by 12-9/16” length.

eBay item 261001791970 ends April 18, 2012 (United States).

Sven-Eric Juhlin for Gustavsberg Sweden orange plastic record (LP/12”) holder

Sven-Eric Juhlin for Gustavsberg Sweden orange plastic record (LP/12”) holder     Sven-Eric Juhlin for Gustavsberg Sweden orange plastic record (LP/12”) holder

Sven-Eric Juhlin for Gustavsberg Sweden orange plastic record (LP/12”) holder, imprint


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Sunday, April 15, 2012

filing cabinet | Akro-Mils division of Myers Industries | Akron, Ohio, United States of America

Here is a black, two drawer filing cabinet make by the Akro-Mils division of Myers Industries, Akron, Ohio.  A metal divider is inside.   The filing cabinet is 16” in width, 27 1/2” in height, and 17” deep.  From eBay, item sold.  I have also seen this cabinet in yellow.

Akro-Mils filing cabinet, black

Akro-Mils filing cabinet, black

Akro-Mils filing cabinet, black

Akro-Mils filing cabinet, black, label


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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, abbreviated ABS,  has the chemical formula (C8H8)x· (C4H6)y· (C3H3N)z , CAS Registry Number 9003-56-9, and ChemSpider 23143.

ABS is derived from acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene and carbon. Acrylonitrile is a synthetic monomer produced from propylene and ammonia; butadiene is a petroleum hydrocarbon obtained from the C4 fraction of steam cracking; styrene monomer is made by dehydrogenation of ethyl benzene — a hydrocarbon obtained in the reaction of ethylene and benzene.

acrylonitrile

acrylonitrile

1,3-butadiene 

1,3-butadiene

styrene

styrene

ABS is a common thermoplastic that has a melting point of approximately 105 °C (221 °F).  A thermoplastic is a polymer that softens and turns to liquid when heated and conversely solidifies to a glass-like state when cooled.  ABS is a copolymer, actually a terpolymer because of its three monomer constituents, made by

polymerizing styrene and acrylonitrile in the presence of polybutadiene. The proportions can vary from 15 to 35% acrylonitrile, 5 to 30% butadiene and 40 to 60% styrene. The result is a long chain of polybutadiene criss-crossed with shorter chains of poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile). The nitrile groups from neighboring chains, being polar, attract each other and bind the chains together, making ABS stronger than pure polystyrene. The styrene gives the plastic a shiny, impervious surface. The butadiene, a rubbery substance, provides resilience even at low temperatures.

ABS pellets

ABS pellets for injection molding.  Image source:  eBay.

For the majority of applications, ABS can be used between −25 and 60 °C (−13 and 140 °F) as its mechanical properties vary with temperature. The properties are created by rubber toughening, where fine particles of elastomer are distributed throughout the rigid matrix.

Resin code 7

For the purposes of recycling, ABS is in group 7.  For more information about  plastics recycling codes, click here for a pdf published by the American Chemistry Council.


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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

chrome lamp with orange shade | Gilbert Products, Inc., Softlite, Inc. | 1973

Here is a lamp with a chrome standard and an orange plastic shade by Gilbert Products, Softlite.  From eBay, item 170815504486, sold on April 5, 2012 (United States).

Gilbert Softlite chrome lamp with orange shade

Gilbert Softlite chrome lamp with orange shade

Gilbert Softlite chrome lamp with orange shade 

 Gilbert Softlite chrome lamp with orange shade

Gilbert Softlite chrome lamp with orange shade

Gilbert Softlite chrome lamp with orange shade


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Monday, April 9, 2012

Cherubs and Gods mirror | Unknown designer | Finesse Originals, United States of America | 1970s (?)

This is another of the large scale Finesse Originals mirrors.  There are similarities to the Poseidon mirror (see my posts of November 24, 2010 and May 5, 2010).  From eBay.

Finesse Originals Cherubs and Gods mirror


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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Riders on horseback | Finesse Originals, United States of America

Here is a Finesse Originals sculpture that shows riders on horseback.  Measures approximately 59” length by 27” height.  From eBay.Finesse Originals Riders on HorsebackFinesse Originals Riders on Horseback

Finesse Originals Riders on Horseback

Finesse Originals Riders on Horseback

Finesse Originals Riders on Horseback


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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Male face | Finesse Originals, United States of America | 1971

Here is a Finesse Originals sculpture dated 1971.  Measures 18” wide by 24” height. From eBay.

Finesse Originals male face

Finesse Originals male face


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Friday, April 6, 2012

Knight on horseback | Finesse Originals, United States of America

Here is a Finesse Originals sculpture of a knight on horseback.  Unlike some of the Finesse Originals sculptures, this one doesn’t have a background.   It is 40” wide by 37” high and 6” deep.

Finesse Originals knight on horseback

Finesse Originals knight on horseback

Finesse Originals knight on horseback


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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Female figural | Finesse Originals, United States of America | 1971

Here is a Finesse Originals sculpture of the female form dated 1971.  Measures 25” wide by 38” height. From eBay.

Finesse Originals female figural

Finesse Originals female figural

Finesse Originals female figural


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