If you follow us on social media, you might have tuned in to our Q&As with Brad, or come across one of our design-focused blog pieces. We’ve certainly been busy on social media, as the digital world and new technology keep up their tremendous growth. That being said, it has been some time since I’ve taken a moment to share a little bit of the past with you.
This week I wanted to find another great throwback to remind us all that technology, though different way back when, is often equally impressive.
It’s so easy to forget that calculations and prices didn’t always come from the web, even more so for those of us who grew up in the age of the internet. There were no manufacturer backroom web addresses to type in to the search bar when Mrs. Davis wanted a price for fabric to make pillows from in 1962.
With that in mind, I felt this vintage slider was the perfect piece of the past to share this week. Something so simple, yet so useful to answer the questions we rely on a machine to give us today that may otherwise be forgotten in the bottom of a cabinet.
The sliding cardboard tool by The Phil Youdene Co. features Boltaflex branding ( Boltaflex being a brand Fitterer’s worked with in the past, that makes a vinyl type upholstery material.) allows the user to determine the total price of yardage for a customer’s upholstery project or determine how many yards of material would be needed based on the piece. The font and graphics on this tool just scream vintage 60’s to me.
It’s pretty amazing that this handy little tool is in such great condition, given its 50+ years in the store. Though we no longer rely on it for answers, it’s a great addition to our cabinet of memories and a good reminder that while technology grows at a rapid pace, the world did function without the internet, Ipads or smartphones!
To take a look at this 60’s throwback, or anything else in the cabinet of Fitterer’s history, be sure to stop by and see us. As an added bonus – we’ll have savings on everything in the store this weekend! So whether you just want to say hello, take a look at some great antique memories or take advantage of a great price on a new sofa, we’ll be here ready to help!