The radical shift of temperatures, humidity and wind speeds that we call St. Louis weather afforded me the opportunity to put up outside Christmas lights this past weekend. With temperatures in the '70's, (there was snow on the ground last Thursday), it almost didn't feel right, but by the time I'd completed the project, the temperature had dropped 40 degrees. This morning I scraped a good 1/8 inch of ice off of my windshield.
In the box of lights were these vintage replacement bulbs (or lamps as they call them) I found at a garage sale this summer. I love how something even this simple was given such great graphics back then.
Most of the bulbs were made in Japan which date these to the 50's or 60's. Also, most were purchased at what appears to be "Mark, Bradley". I couldn't find any information on this strangely comma'ed store name. I would guess it was a local drug or dime store.