I love seeing props displayed with period items like the typewriter and Davis-style compass. The purple and silver Cthulhu figurine is one of my wayward children- I did it about fifteen years ago. It took hours of sanding to get to get that smooth finish.
A closer look at the Cthulhu idol, and in the background a beautiful working
Update: Mr. Storm left a comment regarding the display that somehow ended up in the Arkham Sanitarium post. I've taken the liberty of copying it here, since it has some interesting information about the items.
"As to the comments about the accoutrements on the table:
And the Mysteries of the Worm Tome -it was indeed an online auction purchase.I am a collector.....
VINTAGE PORTABLE FOLDING SMITH-CORONA No. 3 TYPEWRITER
Serial # 453976
This typewriter is unique not only because it folds up, but in that each key is capable of typing lower case, upper case, and a symbol. Yes, that's right THREE different functions for each key.
OK, I know you collectors out there are well aware of this, but I was impressed when I saw it, as well as the fact that the shift key raises the carriage instead of the striking keys. This is really a magnificent example of early 20th century engineering and manufacturing.
According to the serial number, this unit was manufactured in 1922 - This could have been used to type shopping lists for Al Capone, or the peace agreement between Joe Masseria and Umberto Valenti right before Umberto was gunned down in the street. Heck, maybe Calvin Coolidge or Herbert Hoover penned speeches with it, or perhaps Groucho Marx read scripts that were typed on it, or maybe W.C. Fields spilled a drink on it while Mae West serviced him? Of course, it could have also simply belonged to a regular Joe, but who knows?
1924 EVEREADY 2 “D” cell black painted flashlight. Domed fish-eye glass. On / off push button that also slides forward to lock into the always on position. VERY similar design style to the Yale or vice versa."