When Was the Last Time You Saw One of These?

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Time for a bit of nostalgia.

When was the last time you saw one of these?


Once upon a time, these things had drug stores wrapped around them.

The pic is from the Web site of Retro Electronics and Audio Lab, a Texas shop that repairs jukeboxes, electronic organs, phonographs, antique radios and tube-type amplifiers. Check 'em out. The site also contains more than 3,000 photos "relating to the technology of yesterday."


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