Mudcat Café message #1092458 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #66007   Message #1092458
Posted By: Joe Offer
14-Jan-04 - 02:09 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: For the Man of Extinction (Mitchell Trio)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hammacher Schlemmer Poem
I knew the name Hammacher Schlemmer sounded familiar. I thought he was some sort of metaphysical New Age guru or something. Nope. It's a gadget merchandiser, and of course it has a website:

According to the Company Blurb:
Stores are located on East 57th, between Lexington Ave and Third Ave, in New York City; and in the Chicago Tribune Tower. Hammacher Schlemmer opened for business in New York City, in 1848, thirteen years before the Civil War began.

...and there's more:
Since 1848, Hammacher Schlemmer has introduced leading edge technology to the consumer. Many of these products that were initially intriguing are now found in almost every home in America.
Here are just a few of our product introductions:
  • The Pop-Up Toaster, 1930
  • The Electric Dry Shaver, 1934
  • The Steam Iron, 1948
  • The Microwave Oven, 1968
  • The Telephone Answering Machine, 1968
  • The First Flat Panel Television, 1997

  • -Joe Offer-