Wednesday, August 12, 2015

GONE (SORT OF) BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, THE TV DINNER TRAY TABLE

Everything Croton continues its very popular series GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN....and so without further ah-doo...ALMOST GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: THE T.V. DINNER TRAY TABLE!  Also known as a T.V. Tray Table--a small, portable and easily collapsible table--originally designed to be a pop-up surface where one could eat a meal while watching television.  

 Very popular in the 50's--and the 60's--and you can still find sets now and then in tag sales...national advertising for TV tray tables first appeared in 1952, a full year before Swanson introduced the TV dinner in October 1953. A set of four TV tables were sometimes sold mounted on a small rack where they could be hung when not in use. This rack was popularly placed in a corner of the living room and so...click on the photos to see some catalog examples made by Cal-Dak in 1960. Enjoy!  WANT MORE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN? GO HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/07/gone-by-not-forgotten-violet-rays.html

3 comments:

  1. We had these and used them all the time when we watched The Wild Wild West with Robert Conrad and Artimus Gordon.

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  2. I have a wooden one from the 80s that I use to put a laptop on when I need three of my computers going side-by-side for teleconferences. Very low-tech. :-)

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  3. These are great! We still have TV trays with butterflies on them from the 1960's...and we still use them sometimes! (Rob)

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