After dragging downed limbs around the back yard and running into the house to grab toys that don’t belong outside, she can occasionally be persuaded to stay in one place for more than a minute.
The first four or five photos were taken in our back yard before we left the house. The majority of those in the middle were taken at Warren G. Magnusen Park’s off-leash and dog beach area with the final few taken in Magnusen’s children’s garden, Sail Sand Point and The Mountaineer’s Club.
If you live in a metropolitan area people are always leaving things out on their curbs with the intention that they will find their ways into someone else’s hands. More often than not the items left out are plastic plant containers, books, VHS tapes and children’s toys. At least once a week you can probably pick up a 27″ tube television for free within a mile of our house. But on the rare occasion something like this shows up.
It doesn’t look like much, but in reality it is quite a unique piece.
It is a Stromberg-Carlson 21″ television receiver built in approximately 1954. Below is an original print ad featuring this very unit (lower left-hand corner).All of the electronics have been removed, but the solid hand-painted wood cabinet is in good condition. There are some chips, scratches and nicks, but nothing that cannot be repaired.
Was considering retrofitting it with a modern LCD television or stereo components, but it seems more appropriate to turn it into a very cool retro bar cabinet.
Ideas or suggestions are welcome. Right now its sitting safely in my home office.