Friday, March 4, 2011

Rocket

85 perfect, nickel plated, rust proof, assorted needles and 1 threader become the last reason to buy this gorgeously packaged Rocket sewing booklet by Gold Eye, (from either the 1940's or 50s most likely.) And when you finally tear your eyes away from that awesome cover art, fold the kit open and take a look at the embossed spiderweb patterns on the foil behind the needles!


7 comments:

Mr. Cavin said...

Ha. Dig the way his legs are wrapped around that rocket while she sits side-saddle (also I feel like her feet have been repositioned in the final lay-up--see how they don't seem to come at the end of the lady's legs anymore?--but I can't figure out why that would be).

Karswell said...

>but I can't figure out why that would be

Made in Japan.

A neat variation on ebay here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-1950s-Atomic-Needle-Book-Gold-Eye-/320539840432?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa1a9cfb0

Uncle Ernie said...

I found this picture of a light switch with a magazine ad on it. This looks like the image the needles package was copying.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/16731331/rocket-8-quad-lightswitch-cover

Mr. Cavin said...

It's an Oldsmobile ad! Very good bit of sleuthing, Uncle Ernie! Here's the full ad without the switch cutouts. You can hover over the image for an area enlargement. It's funny--the lady's legs look pretty much the same in the original, but the addition of one or two extra thick lines parse the graphic better, so it doesn't look wrong to me anymore.

Karswell said...

That is amazing! I thought I had stumbled onto something cool with the Atomic modification, but this is rad! And interesting to know that art swipeage wasn't reserved just for pre-code comic publishers, haha

gt said...

I was wondering woukd something like that be worth any money

Karswell said...

I think I paid $2 or $3 at a paper convention for it... check ebay, I see them on there all the time too.