Sunday, September 11, 2011

Vintage Stereo/ Do the Math

This ad from National lampoon 1972 illustrates the true value of vintage audio equipment. The receivers advertised range in price from $239.00 up to $429.00 in 1972 dollars.Things are roughly 6 to 10 x more expensive now (2011) i.e hamburger and french fries @ .75 cents in 1971, $7.50 in 2011.
With this calculation, these receivers would cost between $1,400- $4,000.00 today. They're well made and virtually bullet proof. The power ratings are REAL and can be purchased at garage sales and thrift stores for almost nothing.

Vintage Stereo Ads/Superscope

Superscope was a budget brand offered by Marantz. Ad from National Lampoon 1974.

Toronto Vintage Sampler 2

A somewhat random collection of photos from the past...
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Yonge south of Bloor in the 1970's.
Yonge south of Shaftsbury circa 1914.
Harbord east of Bathurst in the 1960's.
Howard Park.
Gerrard East looking towards Yonge in the 1950's.

Toronto Vintage Sampler

The Bloor Viaduct.
Yonge and Davenport in the late 1950's.
Not sure...
Dundas and Jarvis, the Warwick Hotel in the late 1960's.