I bought a 1969 edition of the Sears, Roebuck &
Co.'s Christmas Wish Book on eBay. It was the year I turned 11 years old, and was also the year of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Remembering
how I eagerly awaited those pages filled with advertisements for model airplanes, boats, guns, Erector sets, and countless other things, I figured
it might be nice to look through one again. Here is the 1969 Montgomery Ward
, too. Enjoy!
Here on page 388 of the Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book
is a wide selection of modern AM-FM clock radios. The ad says, "Instant sound solid state table and
clock radios." In 2011, most people use their cellphone clocks for everything from appointment keeping
to wakeup alarms. Displays are LCD with a few LED straggles still around. The model shown here can only
be found at the Salvation Army store or a thrift shop... maybe at a yard sale.
Use the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' inflation calculator to see what items cost in today's dollars. That $19.50" AM-FM
clock radio would cost $117.01 in 2011 money!
Posted February 20, 2011