Re-purposing of a retro artefact

Spotted in a local art supply store:

Someone’s found a creative way to reuse ½ inch tape cases as the Jack Richeson Lock Box Palette. This one looks suspiciously similar to the 3M tapes my dad’s bureau used to use. Old injection moulds live on!

My dad had limited success using decommissioned disk pack carriers as seedling cloches. Maybe he should have marketed them …


This reminds me of how the Atari Jaguar console mold got reused for dental imaging equipment, and then later on more infamously to the Coleco Chameleon.

1 Like