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sunflowermanfashion:

From D Day to the Watches Project

Hanhart Military Watch at sunflowerman.com

guys-vintage:

'Castellano' WingtipSee what’s on sale from Nordstrom on Wantering.
Sep 15, 2014 / 7 notes
Sep 15, 2014 / 36 notes

magictransistor:

Swift Jewel Cowboys - Bug Scuffle . Vocalion . 1939

inneroptics:

László Moholy-Nagy
Sep 15, 2014 / 169 notes

inneroptics:

László Moholy-Nagy

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theniftyfifties:

Grocery shopping in heels, 1950s.
Sep 15, 2014 / 1,001 notes

theniftyfifties:

Grocery shopping in heels, 1950s.

Sep 15, 2014 / 2,056 notes

art-of-swords:

Chinese Short Sword

  • Medium: steel, jade, silver, cloisonne, turquoise, jasper
  • Measurements: overall length 25 inches, blade length 19 1/2 inch

The sword has a straight double edged single fuller blade set onto a 1 9/10 inch wide, 1/5th inch thick round jade guard - white/green in color with silver panels at front and rear. The grip is smooth round jade, light green with darker green streaked accents fitted with a three inch long silver collar with a floral shaped border along the bottom, and a round pommel cap, both of which are both over 90% covered in attractive multi-colored wireless cloisonne enamel.

The collar is showing an extensive vinework in yellow, blue, green and brown radiating from a green, yellow and gray floral bloom. This also has additional floral designs on the edge and a light blue background. There are also similar vines around the side of the cap with a single blooming flower covering the bottom.

Similar decoration is present on the scabbard, with the addition of a number of green and red stone (possibly turquoise and jasper) accents, with a 2 7/8 inch long silver throat decorated with raised cloisonne accented Eastern dragons, including a large 3-dimensional horned dragon head consuming the sun (a reference to the ancient mythology of the cause of solar eclipses).

The latter doubles as the base for two suspension rings, 12 individual rings of white/green jade, between 5/8 to 3/4 inch long each, with 11 floral cloisonne and stone decorated silver bands between them. There’s a silver tip with additional raised dragon designs and wire outlined stone accents and finally a green jade endcap with a silver flower on the flared end.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Rock Island Auctions

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mid-centurylove:

Ad from 1950
From Wikipedia - The English Electric Company Limited was a British industrial manufacturer formed after the armistice at the end of 1918. It was created to make one of Britain’s three principal electrical manufacturing concerns by amalgamating five businesses which, during the war, had been making munitions armaments and aeroplanes.
It initially specialised in industrial electric motors and transformers, railway locomotives and traction equipment, diesel motors and steam turbines. In the end its activities expanded to include consumer electronics, guided missiles, military aircraft and mainframe computers.
English Electric’s operations were merged with GEC’s in 1968.
Sep 15, 2014 / 23 notes

mid-centurylove:

Ad from 1950

From Wikipedia - The English Electric Company Limited was a British industrial manufacturer formed after the armistice at the end of 1918. It was created to make one of Britain’s three principal electrical manufacturing concerns by amalgamating five businesses which, during the war, had been making munitions armaments and aeroplanes.

It initially specialised in industrial electric motors and transformers, railway locomotives and traction equipment, diesel motors and steam turbines. In the end its activities expanded to include consumer electronics, guided missiles, military aircraft and mainframe computers.

English Electric’s operations were merged with GEC’s in 1968.

Sep 15, 2014 / 1,065 notes

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mudwerks:

Brigitte Bardot (by Truus, Bob & Jan too!)
Sep 15, 2014 / 109 notes

mudwerks:

Brigitte Bardot (by Truus, Bob & Jan too!)