This week was a great week for acquiring cool new stuff for my studio. For starters, a friend's office was closing down here in Austin and was literally giving away all their office furniture and supplies. I grabbed a great office chair in excellent condition and some supplies but the one thing I was most excited about is a Toshiba 2860 photocopier! It's a mid-90s era copier but only had a 55K page count on it which wasn't too bad. Considering it was free I'm very happy to finally have a photocopier in my studio. When I need to photocopy music for sessions I won't have to go to Kinko's anymore!
My Toshiba 2860 photocopier (click to enlarge)
I also went to an estate sale up in Georgetown. I've been wanting to go to an estate sale for a while now so I just looked up the closest one that was going on this week and found this particular sale. There was one item I was especially interested in (looking at the pictures online). It was a mid 50s to early 60s era red Japanese pay phone! When I saw it, I instantly knew what it was and fell in love with it immediately. Having lived in Japan for three and a half years when I was in high school really made this a nostalgic piece that I had to have.
I went to the sale and saw it right away. They wanted $100 for it. I thought that was a little steep. I packaged up some other items I had my eye on and got the entire bundle for $100 so I was very happy. In the end, this phone cost me about $60. I also grabbed a 50s-60s era Kodak Brownie 8mm film camera (box included) with three rotating lenses. It's in great shape too. The motor works great on it but I'll probably just use it as a decorative piece. I also picked up an early 1960s Hubley die-cast P-38 that was also in pretty good condition. All three of these items are currently displayed on a new drawer unit that I picked up at my friend's office liquidation. Everything looks great and adds even more charm to my studio.
The red Japanese pay phone, Kodak Brownie 8mm film camera, and the Hubley die-cast P-38, all picked up at an estate sale this week. (click to enlarge)