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1950’s Plastic Collapsible/Accordion Blinds

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These are in fantastic shape but will needs some slight repair in a couple of areas.

We came across these while Mel and I were walking around looking at the booths at our local Second Sunday Antique Fair.  I knew the minute I saw them what they were….ultra cool and rare blinds from the 50’s.  The seller of the blinds said he got them out of a basement of a home in the bay area.

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Each one of these panels is in pretty good shape for their age.  I gave them a quick cleaning but will detail them later.

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Mel and I really dig the bands of black and aqua across the bottom of each blind.

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Each panel has these little rollers on top that would have been in a track at the top of a window.

IMG_2540I tried looking online to see if I could find others like these and was unable to.  I know Mark and Ann have a divider like these in one of their staged rooms at Midway Antique Mall, but a different color.  I am not even sure if I am calling them the right name.

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Our goal of course, is to see if we can use them as window treatments in our home.  If not, I don’t know if I can part with them, but we will see.

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