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Apr 6, 2017 by

This year, more people will be flying more places than ever before — on the most powerful, most comfortable commercial jetliners ever built.

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How Thomas Edison shaped our w...

Apr 1, 2017 by

Here’s a look back from 1964 at the career of “American folk hero” Thomas Edison.

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Hula hoopers are whooping it u...

Feb 25, 2017 by

Hula hoopers are whooping it up! How agile are you? The hula hoop, latest toy to send everyone into a spin, has hit the Steubenville...

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The rotary-dial telephone and ...

Feb 4, 2017 by

The Telephone and How We Use It was published by Bell Telephone System in 1951. Geared toward children, the booklet covers the basics of how to use a rotary-dial telephone – the latest technology of the time.

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Apple introduces the Macintosh...

Jan 14, 2017 by

Here’s the original press release that a small California company called Apple released back in January 1984, announcing the launch of their new PC — the first mass-market personal computer featuring both a graphical user interface and a mouse.

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1987’s hottest TVs, VCRs...

Jan 10, 2017 by

The Good Guys! Grand Opening Celebration Join us for the fun and the savings, as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our new Stereo...

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This suburban house hides some...

Jan 7, 2017 by

Posing as a 1-1/2 bath, three-bedroom home in suburban Freehold, New Jersey, this house is much more than a residence. Find out what’s inside!

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New Cadillac design announced ...

Jan 7, 2017 by

The Cadillac innovation mentioned herein was a two-speed rear axle, combined with a door-mounted, electrically-operated shifter which...

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King Tut’s coffin is unc...

Jan 2, 2017 by

Tut’s coffin is uncovered Resplendent shrine upsets Egyptian theories Luxor, Egypt, December 17, 1923 – All preconceived...

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Phone faster by touching butto...

Dec 16, 2016 by

How you’ll phone faster by touching buttons The new Touch-Tone Bell telephone, made by Western Electric, is actually an...

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The woman who invented the dis...

Nov 7, 2016 by

The inventor of a dishwashing machine The patron saint of the emancipated woman of the future will be Josephine Garis Cochrane, the...

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Maxell cassette tape ads (1980...

Nov 2, 2016 by

Maxell was one of the leaders in the cassette tape world — and, amazingly, the company is still making blank audio tapes. So if...

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Space Fidgit – the magic...

Oct 28, 2016 by

Space Fidgit toys (1986) Rub my back… and create fantastic color patterns – Try it! Tilt Space Fidgit for more colors....

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Silly Putty: Wonder toy of the...

Sep 5, 2016 by

Ulcers bothering? Try Silly Putty by Glenn Williams Well, sir, I’m here to tell you that in the past couple of days I’ve...

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Vintage vacuum cleaners from H...

Jul 30, 2016 by

Hoover Suction Sweeper (patented 1908)   Hoover for sanitary cleaning (1920) Immaculate rugs are safe playgrounds for the...

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Did you know the Commodore VIC...

Jul 29, 2016 by

‘The best computer value in the world today. The only computer you’ll need for years to come.’ – William Shatner

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Vintage playpens & more: ...

Jul 26, 2016 by

Modern living: Fold-away baby gear Most women feel that nothing takes up more room in a home than a baby, unless it is a husband, and...

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Lack of thrust & purpose ...

Jul 20, 2016 by

Lack of thrust, purpose keep US behind in space For the second time in a month, the Russians shot a hole right through the US space...

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Designed to be your first lapt...

Jul 1, 2016 by

The first laptop designed to be your first laptop Sharp proudly announces the arrival of our laptop computer. We’ve named it...

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Artificial daylight made by Te...

Jun 27, 2016 by

The promise made by Nikola Tesla to the world some two years ago that he would soon give it a means of lighting its homes, its offices and its streets at night time by “artificial daylight” has been fulfilled.

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Pinball wizards: Vintage pinba...

Jun 23, 2016 by

While pinball-style tabletop ball games have been around since the 1700s, it took a giant egg to help usher in a new era of arcade...

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Meet Clyde Tombaugh, discovere...

Jun 17, 2016 by

Because of the discovery made by this young farmer of Kansas, every dictionary in the world will have to be revised. For all time to come, students of astronomy will read that the ninth planet, Pluto, was discovered in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh.

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Scientists agree: Martians are...

Jun 10, 2016 by

Though it reads like science fiction or an April Fool’s prank, this story was presented as news — and published on the...

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Summer fun-savers for ’6...

Jun 4, 2016 by

Fun-savers for ’62… from Kodak Save all your summer fun in pictures? These fine Kodak camera make it easier than ever...

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The Dictaphone Time-Master (19...

May 24, 2016 by

Dictaphone: Here’s the secret (1955) Here’s the secret of the world’s most timeaving, worksaving, money-saving...

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Perry Como & Dinah Shore ...

Apr 27, 2016 by

Here they come on NBC in a blaze of Color! … and it’s like meeting them for the first time Perry Como & Dinah Shore...

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Dorothy Lamour & Dinah Sh...

Apr 24, 2016 by

Dorothy Lamour on FM Radio Listen — it’s Dorothy Lamour herself in natural color on FM radio Dorothy Lamour… A...

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Microsoft’s hottest tech...

Apr 18, 2016 by

Microsoft’s RAMCard with RAMDrive… …takes the whir, click and wait out of the IBM PC. Solid state disk. When you...

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All aboard for the moon! (1908...

Mar 5, 2016 by

All aboard for the moon! The conquest of the air is assured now for interplanetary space Click here to see a larger version In a...

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The Canon Cat word processor (...

Mar 1, 2016 by

There’s a new cat in the office jungle: The Canon Cat A smart new breed The Canon Cat is the world’s first Work...

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International phone calls (196...

Feb 11, 2016 by

International calls for just $12 for the first three minutes? The ad says the cost is “low.” We say… not so much. A...

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The metric system is the way o...

Feb 9, 2016 by

We thought the metric system was just something pitched to — and largely ignored by — recent generations of...

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AT&T on the future of dat...

Feb 6, 2016 by

An amazingly prescient ad from AT&T We’ve already made the telephone a computer. The hard part is making the computer a...

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Alphabet typefaces are ever-ch...

Feb 6, 2016 by

In the days before we had a million and one different fonts from which to choose, the artistry of type was still a new phenomenon....

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Cocaine-laced Coca Cola introd...

Jan 24, 2016 by

Originally marketed as a health drink, Coca Cola was said to cure everything from migraine (aka “sick headache”) to...

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King Tut’s tomb in no-ma...

Jan 10, 2016 by

King Tut’s tomb in no-man’s land Howard Carter holds keys while Egyptian guards surround ancient sepulchre Luxor, Feb....

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Where the telephone was born (...

Dec 27, 2015 by

In 1875, on the top floor of this building at 109 Court Street in Boston, Massachusetts, Professor Alexander Graham Bell invented and...

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Bell & Howell movie camer...

Dec 27, 2015 by

Focus-Tronic Super 8 movie camera This power focusing camera assures you of razor-sharp zoom movies — without guessing.  ...

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Was Albert Einstein a space al...

Dec 27, 2015 by

Was Einstein a space alien? From NASA One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein revolutionized physics. Albert Einstein was exhausted....

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