Posted 10 years ago
When I was in elementary school I bought one of these at a yard sale down the street for I think 75 cents. Maybe it was a buck. It wasn’t the fanciest color combo… just all yellow, the most common one. It also had one small, not very noticeable burn mark in the cabinet, and I think one of the knobs was missing or damaged. But I just liked it… the shape, the handle, the dial.
Fast forward a few years, and I started to see the really nice multi-colored ones around with price tags in the four figures. Way more than I could afford. I found some dealer who offered me $100 for mine, and took it. Wow, wish I hadn’t! Anyway, What I love about these is really the colors – so vibrant (of course, that’s if nobody left it sitting in the sun – Catalin like Bakelight is notorious for fading).