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Vintage Synth Explorer

Vintage Synth Explorer

Matt Friedman’s not-for-profit Vintage Synth Explorer lets you browse hundreds of synthesizers by manufacturers such as Arp, Korg, and Moog. Each synthesizer features a photo, description, and list of... Read More or Visit Site

Fire Hydrant Collections

Fire Hydrant Collections

Don't let your dog near this site... hundreds of photos of fire hydrant collections from over 60 individual collectors and museums. Also includes hydrant display and restoration tips and examples. Many... Read More or Visit Site

National Watch and Clock Museum

National Watch and Clock Museum

This virtual museum, created by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, lets you stroll through timekeeping history. The site goes in-depth (lots of pictures) on basic subjects like American... Read More or Visit Site

Cover Browser

Cover Browser

Philipp Lenssen's incredible archive of over 94,000 comic book covers - Wow! Wham! Yikes! Browse by title from the home page, or by keyword from the site's tag cloud. If you're adventurous, visit Cover Browser... Read More or Visit Site

Gas Pressure Lanterns, Lamps and Stoves

Gas Pressure Lanterns, Lamps and Stoves

Terry Marsh's beautiful showcase of gas-pressure lanterns, lamps, stoves, irons, and heaters from the 1920s onward. Includes over 1160 images contributed by collectors in 13 countries. Organized by item and... Read More or Visit Site

The Incredible Hulk Library

The Incredible Hulk Library

Bursting at the seams with content... Julio Molina-Muscara has created a great reference guide to comic books featuring transformed scientist Bruce Banner, also known as The Incredible Hulk. Featuring one-page... Read More or Visit Site

National Archives of the U.K.

National Archives of the U.K.

A treasure trove of early paper and historical items from the Middle Ages to the 20th century awaits at the United Kingdom's National Archives. View the Magna Carta, the Olive Branch Petition (a precursor to... Read More or Visit Site

Radio-Guy

Radio-Guy

Steve Erenberg's extremely wacky and well-done collection of vintage mad-scientist devices and contraptions. Written up by the New York Times in 2004, Erenberg's collection ranges from the obscure to the... Read More or Visit Site

Record Envelope

Record Envelope

Record Envelope is a blog-turned-library for record collectors. Self-described by British artist Kavel Rafferty as “a reference for vinyl geeks and graphic artists,” Record Envelope focuses on the... Read More or Visit Site

What if Kirby

What if Kirby

Most comics websites focus on the colorful covers, and why not? But Tom Kraft’s homage to Jack Kirby takes the great comic-book creator’s photocopied pencil pages, recreates them, and then invites other... Read More or Visit Site

Tupper Diva

Tupper Diva

Kristian McManus’ fresh, airtight collection of Tupperware catalogs and related ephemera from the 1950s and 60s. Also includes galleries of Tupperware postcards, dealer signs, toys, presentation... Read More or Visit Site

Work of Charles and Ray Eames

Work of Charles and Ray Eames

This Library of Congress microsite is an overview of the postwar modern design work of Charles (1907-78) and Ray (1912-88) Eames. The site offers photos, slides, drawings and related reference information on... Read More or Visit Site