This far out 1950s child's lamp is for sale on eBay right now. BuyItNow price is $333 or submit your best offer by September 27. From the listing:
Striking 18" tall lamp features a very hard & heavy painted plaster base, lead spaceman with dome helmet and litho paper shade. I have never seen one of these in over 20 years. Working properly with original cord intact. No cracks, breaks, tears or repairs. Paint on base has a few smalls chips. The shade has a few very light and thin scuff marks but is otherwise like new. Does look like a scene from (Rocketship) X-M as I recall. Rare lamp in excellent condition.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
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