Ok so I’m really into anything that’s vintage and recycled. There’s something totally unique and incredible when you find a product, a painting, a piece of furniture or décor, etc. that has a history to it: a cool story or bit of information that has since passed, but not forgotten.
Now I’ve been working with the people over at Sears for a while now and I know they have a pretty amazing collection of products in just about every department you can think of, but I was totally shocked to find out that they used to make DIY Swedish Massagers! You don’t even need to take a class …
I‘m curious just how relaxing this thing actually was. I’ve been needing a massage lately…
So I did a little more digging…
From the early 1900s until around 1960 Sears sold a few different bicycles under the J.C. Higgins brand name. They also sold gold clubs, rifles, motor buggies, and shotguns… pretty eclectic catalog don’t you think?
And if you search the web, you can probably still find Flightliners used and refurbished. But remember, antiques cost a pretty penny!
Sears even used to be in the auto industry manufacturing motor buggies under the Sear & Roebuck name! They came out with a few different models into 1913 and boasted top quality comfort and power… especially for the ladies.
*she looks so comfortable… ha!
From the early 1900s until around 1940 or so, Sears even had their hands on real estate. But this wasn’t your average home buying venture….
Sears, Roebuck and Co. actually had a mail-order Modern Homes program, where you can select a design (over 400 different styles!) to be shipped to your house with an instruction booklet on how to build it.
Rather than being innovative architects, these homes let the customer have some creative control and modify their homes to their style and specific needs. I wonder if anybody finished one of these in 7 days? Extreme finds!
And last but not least there’s this bad boy….
I’ll let you be the judge of this Heidelberg Electric Belt.
Thoughts?! Share them in the comments.