About Vintage Stuff

The aim of Vintage Stuff is to display some of the ephemera that I have collected, often inadvertently, over the years. I am now deliberately seeking out interesting old adverts, screen shots, leaflets, obscure record covers, picture postcards and illustrations; anything that catches my eye, in fact. They will be mainly, but not exclusively of UK origin (so many vintage blogs appear to be American) and almost always a scan from something that I actually have in my collection, rather than off the net. If you do re-blog, please acknowledge the source. Further stuff, mainly photographs, can be found on my Flickr pages, via the Benny Hill record cover.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Brown, Muff's

The Bradford department store Brown, Muff's (no sniggering at the back) could trace it's origins back to 1814. It traded until takeover by House of Frazer in 1977, who subsequently renamed the store as Rackhams. The store, also knowns as BM's and 'The Harrods of the North' stood in Market Street and also had branches in Skipton, Bingley and Doncaster.

The firm advertised extensively in The Dalesman magazine and the recent acquisition of a full set of issues for 1969 has prompted this post. Interestingly, the Bradford shop closed on Saturday afternoons, whilst those in Skipton and Bingley were closed all day on Tuesdays. Bri-Nylon, quilt covers, house coats or soda syphons, anyone?

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