As in 1930s space-cadet-ery. Notice the pencil sharpener and typewriter are both "Comet" and the receiver's a "Sky Buddy." The bug key is a Vibroplex Blue Racer (possibly illegal in Texas) and the headphones on the desk are Trimm "Professionals." There's a real set of "Featherweight" headphones in the box under the shelf and that's a fountain pen on the station logbook -- which is itself a repro of the 1930s ARRL publication!
...Nobody believes me when I claim to commute from 1937, so I thought I'd better provide proof.
T. R. MCELROY'S STREAMLINED TELEGRAPH KEYS
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