Ladies and Gentlemen: The 59 Admiral Son-R; Westinghouse Remote Director

Submitted by StoryTroy November 17th, 2010
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I recently posted a shot of the petite 1959 Admiral Son-R, for which I just found an ad on e-bay confirming my assertion that it did indeed work with, as Allee suggested, a portable set.

To offset all that feminine energy, today I offer up another of what I call “steakhouse” remotes: a huge slab of boxy no-nonsense manliness known as the Westinghouse Remote Director. Just look at that acre of undeveloped brass on the panel.

Like Barrymore, the best thing this slab of electronic testosterone has going for it is its profile:

Looks just like the bed it probably sat on the nightstand next to in some playboy’s abode, no?

6 Responses to “Ladies and Gentlemen: The 59 Admiral Son-R; Westinghouse Remote Director”

  1. Allee Willis

    Yes, the remote’s to a portable! I know my stuff!

    I love how proud you are of your testosteronally imbued remote which, I must say, is SO HANDSOME. I wonder what makes it a “Remote Director” as opposed to just a remote?

    That bottom shot does look like a bed. i just got one of those Tempurpedic ones that goes up and down and this remote is illustrating my favorite position so far.

  2. k2dtw

    Another Great Post… The Admiral ad is beautiful…and it gets even better when you read it.
    I love remote “Remote Director”…so in charge, again for On/Off and Volume….smile..

    • Allee Willis

      If I didn’t own that Vernor’s book already I’d hit the jealous button. But, thankfully I do! My mother always cooked our Thanksgiving turkeys with Vernors (and orange juice) so this book is near and dear to my heart.