We are pleased to announce that there will be leather collars and matching leashes available in the Emporium.
do hope your summer is going well and, if you live in the United States your Fourth of July was enjoyable. Things have been quiet here at the Emporium although several products move slowly forward.
There is a new development regarding our antique radio for sale. Your proprietor looked high and low, from one end of the internet to the other, to find provenance to no avail. There was no detectable model number on the radio. There were so very many different radios made during that time that, as one radio enthusiast said, you are totally dependent on the possibility that someone has one and decided to post a picture. My dear friend, Miss Dianne Theirault was not deterred quite so easily and discovered what may well be the only picture of our radio on the internet. I did not press her as to how she found it. A lady must have her secrets after all. She has, however, most graciously offered to tackle any other such challenges that I send her way. She says research mysteries are like jigsaw puzzles. So, our radio is a Radio Chassis Incorporated Model 48 c: 1931.
The company was very small and only in business from 1931-34. I’ve tried to email some people for more details with no results yet but that information should be enough for a potential buyer. Given its august lineage, I hope someone will restore it and give it a good home. In spite of its rarity the price will remain the same, $120, shipping included. The Emporium will make a fair profit at that price which is all we need. We strive to always offer our guests a fair deal at prices that are as accessible as possible.
Mr. Peter has an aging poodle named Murphy. I’ve never asked why he is “Murphy.” Everyone must be named something, I suppose, and it’s better than the effete pretentious names so many poodles are burden with. Be that as it may, Murphy is still a poodle. His collar is becoming frayed and, being a poodle, that simply won't do. A new one is in order and there seems no reason to buy one when one can be produced in-house and doubtlessly more stylish than that found in the average retail establishment. We realized that many of our guests probably have fur friends as well who, while perhaps not as aristocratic as Murphy, are equally well loved and deserve to look as stylish as their respective owners. Therefore we are pleased to announce that there will be leather collars and matching leashes available in the Emporium. These will come in three or four-foot lengths, to give your dog as much freedom as you desire. Longer ones may possibly be available by special order and we are considering making collar studs available at additional charge, as well.
Your proprietor and Mr. Peter will be venturing out Friday night after some weeks of hibernation. One must occasionally take a break from the dizzying social whirl. We will be attending our dear friend Miss Oni’s tenth-anniversary celebration at the Heretic, in Atlanta, as usual. The theme is Horns and Halos. This will be a barbeque (there are so many ways to spell that odd word), so your proprietor will forgo his usual formal evening dress for a beige glen plaid summer suit and bowler hat. Since I’m not sure how to arrange a suitable halo on a bowler hat, horns will have to do, if a slight bit of false advertising since your proprietor rarely has the opportunity to get into hi-jinks interesting enough to merit being “devilish.” However, I have no doubt the evening will be quite as spiffing as Miss Oni’s parties always are. And Special Treats are promised. That certainly sounds intriguing. Perhaps small gift bags of assorted candies, or maybe more shockingly raucous entertainment as we witnessed last spring. I’ll share the details next time, dear friends.
Always in your service.
The Trowbridge Emporium is the convergence of many of my life long passions. It is a showcase for my love of leather and skill as a leathercrafter, an opportunity to buy and sell the antiques and collectibles that I love, and a gallery in which to share things of beauty and quality with the world, presented with the style, elegance, and impeccable service of days gone by.”