C1960 Huger German Sputnik barometer


A 1960s vintage Huger, Germany Sputnik barometer with chrome finish. This model is still available brand new for about $500. The Russian Sputnik was the first artificial satellite to whizz round the Earth, in 1957. This really focused the Americans on the "Space Race." Many futuristic designs for household goods were modelled on 1950s and 1960s space mechanisms, and the style is now called Atompunk, or Raygun Gothick, a subgenre of Retrofuturism. Think of The Jetsons!

I still prefer Steampunk!

20cm tall and 23 cm diameter.

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