1960s GOLD FLOWER METAL TV LAP TRAY WITH FOLD-OUT LEGS
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Gordon Bleeberman had to work fast. He dashed across the small Greenwich Village apartment, slid open the record cabinet and pulled out Bob Dylan's "The Freewheelin'". After turning the high-fi so it faced the wall, he placed the record on the phonograph and gently dropped the needle down and adjusted the volume. As Dylan's gravelly voice began to resonate, Gordon plopped himself down next to his young wife Audrey who was awaiting him on a small sofa with two metal lap trays on top of which were two steaming hot TV dinners. The young couple was now ready to indulge in their dirty little Wednesday night secret--watching the "Dick Van Dyke Show" on their small portable black and white television set.
The Bleeberman's had to be very careful watching the squeaky clean sitcom. If their angst-filled beatnik friends found out they watched the show, or even had a TV for that matter, they'd be the laughing stock of Greenwich Village. But Audrey loved to watch the high jinks of spunky Laura Petrie and Gordon secretly admired the quippy comebacks and graceful antics of Rob. And so the two enjoyed a clandestine thirty minutes of mindless entertainment while their apartment neighbors thought the couple were intently focused on digesting Bod Dylan's gritty lyrics each Wednesday night from 9:30 to 10:00 pm.
For sale is a fun, circa 1960s-70s printed metal lap tray/TV tray. It is made of steel with printed golden flowers covering the top of the tray. The tray features swing-a-way legs for compact storage. It measures 17.25" X 12.5" X 1" and when you fold out the legs it stands 6" tall. Great for breakfast in bed, dining in front of the TV, camping or for use with a laptop or tablet. We have several of these available.
As mentioned above, we have several of these trays available and they are all in similar condition to the one in the photos. We found them at an estate sale with the original plastic POP plastic wrapping on them so they have never been used. However, the plastic wrapping had some holes and so the trays have received some storage wear (small scratches) and some moisture intrusion so there are a few spots of rust (on the back side and legs). They have some storage wear spots to the painted finish as well as some dings.
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