A Study in Shell Pink

Old 01-01-2018, 03:47 AM
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Cool A Study in Shell Pink

Someone mentioned Atlases in an earlier thread.

Like many these days, I am interested in mid-century design. Pictures here of a shell pink early 60's Stratocaster and of my Atlas, patiently and very pinkly awaiting refurbishment.



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Old 01-01-2018, 04:02 AM
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As for the busy display of chromium knobbery, here's an early 60's,Made in Japan Teisco.

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Cute machine! Saving musical instruments could grow into another obsession.
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:48 AM
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Love those pink machines. I've kind of been on the lookout for one, but not seriously. I need to get rid of at least one machine before I get any more.
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My favorite thing about the Atlas: a pink winder tire! Who THINKS of stuff like that?
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Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
Love those pink machines. I've kind of been on the lookout for one, but not seriously. I need to get rid of at least one machine before I get any more.
I know. My wife has been very patient with me so far. She loves sewing on them, but it's become clear that I am driven more by my own obsessiveness than by generosity toward her. I've given a few away, but I find it hard to advertise them for sale. I'm afraid they might not find a loving home if I cast them out into the cruel marketplace. I need to find more people to give then to, I guess. Care for a Morse 4300? I have three. (!)
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Just to complete the picture, one of my dogs, Lena, also in shell pink....


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Love it. Like I told Leon in the other thread, the Brother built Atlas is my unicorn. I really need one but not for the high price they get here, I already have at least two of both models I've seen, straight stitch and zig zag. Here's my Selectomatic version of your Atlas, only a little newer -
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And here's another pink Brother I have, this one is a dusty metallic pink Riviera from 1958.
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I have one more pink Brother but don't have a pic of it. The Baby Brother toy machine.

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[ATTACH=CONFIG]586450[/ATTACH]it really is more pink than this shot shows.
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One of the most beloved old roses is New Dawn. Introduced in 1930 it was the sport of the (until then) equally popular Dr Van Fleet, identical in every way except for it's ability to produce a good flush of flowers later in the season. This rose is appreciated for it's pink flowers often described as pearly pink or shell pink.

I think you can trace the color back a few decades as part of a continuous trend; Elizabeth Arden boxes and containers, Dior Dresses, interiors in 1930s cars. The simplified classical buildings of the 1920s and 30s were often in pastells, this color among them. In some art deco hotells and a interiors from the 1930s this color is used.

I think the use of color springs out of these trends. Most European bicycles were black until the early 50s, a few two tone bikes can be found, but nothing like the American Schwinn models. By 1950 people were ready for more of this.

Does anyone know when Hawaii-shirts first appeared? I can easily see how the Japanese took this on and went with it, with their beautiful silk kimono fabrics and colorful ink paintings. In 1950 traditional Japanese clothing was still common in the streets of Tokyo.

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