Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Retro Wednesday....






Sorry for the poor picture quality..
The top pic is one of my original stereo system speakers.
It's an Ultralinear 100 Watt speaker with a 12 inch woofer and a 'shut-off' circuit breaker. I got this about 1978 when I was employed at a midwest appliance chain called Fretter Appliance. These speakers still sound great, especially when I play my Vinyl records through them.
About 1996, I bought the Kenwood speakers to replace the old ones, the old speakers sounded so great I didn't have the heart to dump them yet...
The Kenwoods are in an unopened box...STILL!!

If you are from the Midwest, you may remember this commercial...
If you are REALLY old and from Michigan. You may remember that Ollie Fretter used to end ALL his commercials with..."I'll give you Five Pounds of coffee if I can't beat your best deal. The competition knows me...You Should Too!!!"

We NEVER gave away any coffee...hehehehe.

Peace...!!!

21 comments:

Serena said...

One of these days, you're going to have to throw The Garage Sale of the Century.;)

Tall Karen said...

You must have HUGE house to keep all this stuff in...I'll be there for the garage sale of the century!

evalinn said...

That´s quality!

S said...

OK those burgers down there look delicious! I wish I could make the food on your blog real. But then of course I'd be pushin 200.

:P

Thom said...

Do you ever throw anything away LOL. Burgers look great. :)

Lou said...

Ollie Fretter..ha,ha. I vaguely remember him. Along with Marilyn Turner and John Kelly.

buffalodick said...

I remember that name... Our local version was a pair called Sam & Stan..

Mama Zen said...

Never part with good speakers!

snowelf said...

I never know what you're going to come up with next G-man! Fun stuff.

I hope you very much enjoyed your vacation!!

--snow

Akelamalu said...

Where on earth do you keep all this stuff G-man? Do you have another house? LOL

Lena said...

It's amazing, how we always keep that old stuff, even knowing that we would never ever use it again.

pheromone girl said...

I love old stuff with history and I blame - my grandfather. He had a collection of old engines, railroad train parts and pretty much everything else under the sun.

I used to sit under a bench in his garage and watch him wrk. I can still smell il when I think of him.

lime said...

i think it's hilarious that you bought replacement speakers and never used them or took them back.

Shadow said...

so i am very young, i don't remember them ad's, heee heee heee. but then again, i'm not from the midwest either, damn, i just blew that theory...

javajazz said...

if you sold about 3 of your retro things
on Ebay, you'd have more than enough
$$ to buy a digital camera...i'm
just sayin...xo

Fireblossom said...

laffin @ Shaddie's comment ^^

Omfg, G Man, I hadn't thought of Ollie Fretter in donkey yonks. Next you'll telling me to call Tyler-(whatever the rest of the number was) and that I'll "look at it, love it, and take your time paying for it!" Omg...I'm channeling Mr. Belvedere! *shoots self*

G-Man said...

Sherry...I'm sure you have room for some of my stuff, could you help a Brotha out?...:-)

Karen...You get nothing if you are going to repaint it..:P

Evalinn...just like YOU!!

Suzay Cue...Veggie Burgers!!

Thom..I throw NOTHING away !! You never know when your gonna need something.

Lou..How about Milky The Clown?
(And the magic words..Twin Pines)

Buff..Must be a G.R. thang!!

Mama Z...I never do!!

I had a GREAT Time Snow...Thanks.

Ake...No. But I have a 2 1/2 car garage that only holds ONE car!!

Hi Lena...Welcome to the Jungle!!

Rachel...? What do you smell?

Trini...I knew that I would have a Retro Wednesday in my future!!

Shadow Dancing...You don't have that good a signal in S.A....:P

Lana...I'm a creature of habit! :-)

Shay..."We Do Good Work"!!!

Serena said...

Well, maybe just a leeeeetle bit.;-)

clean and crazy said...

who is recessa annie?

secret agent woman said...

So what exactly are you saving the "new" speakers for?

G-Man said...

Thanks Shere...Your THE Greatest! xo
Suze..Thats the Red Cross dummie that you practice CPR on...
Jane Bond...For when I really need them!