The Ponytail girls pre-dated Barbie (morphed into her actually) and were part of the post-war consumer boom of realization that teens and pre-teens were a whole new - ginormous - market to create for that came with the expansion of rock and roll to the young masses who had their parents' money to spend. Although most items produced were made from vinyl - things like address/autograph books, various cases, even dolls - these are some of the rarer tin trays that may have come with one of the very popular vinyl lunchboxes.
This Baby Blue Brother typewriter from the 70s received the acclaimed Good Housekeeping seal of approval! Kinda like a Consumer Reports high rating of today, but with a reverent domestic twist. Isn't it interesting that we are seeing a cool trendy revival of the use of old typewriters? They are not just being bought and sold for decor, but are actually being used, their one-off typewritten pages being appreciated for, not only that one-offness, but for the nostalgia, the effort, the visceral clakity-clak of the clakking of the keys as you type. Sure, you can download any number of typewriter fonts, but as the digital communication of tweets and emails overtakes our means and ways, the emergence of an alternative arises from the ashes like a phoenix from the fire. Yay!