Here’s a whole slew of scooter goodness for you from the online UK retailer “Not On The High Street.” They have a selective application process for sellers and want only the unique and well-made. They are especially interested in supporting small British businesses â€” both designers and manufacturers. And it’s easy ordering for us Yanks.
I especially like the scooter girl wallets/clutches and the two-wheel sprint scarf featuring both bicycles and Vespas.
It’s rare for us to post things from Etsy but this clock is so unusual we just had to. The crafter cuts out the clock from an unplayable record with her laser machine . . . in her Alpine, Texas kitchen! The quartz movements are made in the US too. Want a different record? Ask her if custom orders are possible.
Glen B. in Ontario, Canada recognized his clock right off and was able to provide some more info on it. Cassie’s may be a Chinese knockoff of the Canadian company Mirage’s version which actually says “Made in Canada.” Anyhoo, the company also made some small stationery products with Series II Lambrettas on them. Glen says the designs are about 10 years old. Alas, the current Mirage site doesn’t show them for sale so this will be a lucky eBay find if you want one.
Thanks to Glen for the photos and info!
* Canadian pronunciation of “about.” And no, we Americans never tire making fun of their pronunciation of this word because we think it’s so cute. ; )
Not sure what real-life scooter this odd scooter clock is supposed to resemble but after looking through some of my books, it’s not much crazier looking that scores of scooters that made appearances at dealer scooter shows in the 50s. (Swoon! Imagine being able to go back in a time machine to one of those!)
This little time machine is $33 and measures 1.75″ tall.