Discoveries & inventions

Vintage Cosco home & baby gear (1964)

Have a Cosco Christmas... for a happier new year! Folding Bridge Set. King size table 35" square. Ladder-back, gatefold chair has cushioned, contoured seat with permanent chair styling. Folding Bridge Set... Read more...

Dave Brubeck and his tree house (1958)

Dave Brubeck and his "tree house" This unusual house in the hills of Oakland, California, is the home of Dave Brubeck, known as "Mr Jazz" to his fans. Thanks to the ingenuity of their architect, Dave and ... Read more...

The new Beechcraft King Air A90 (1967)

New Beechcraft King Air A90 This beautiful bird is really a workhorse in disguise! Don't let the good lucks of this business airplane full you. The beauty is more than skin deep. The Beechcraft King Air is ... Read more...

Thomas Edison at home (1916)

Thomas A Edison in Glenmont, his Llewellyn Park (NJ) home Click the page image to see a larger version Captions: A characteristic pose of Mr Edison seated in his favorite corner of the living room.... Read more...

Getting NASA back on track (1987)

Getting NASA back on track Astronaut Sally Ride proposed a return to the moon When the shuttle Challenger exploded off Florida 19 months ago, US space policy also went up in smoke. A series of unsuccessfu... Read more...

Airline safety and the 747 (1977)

The planes: Boeing 747 Today's jet is a marvel of engineering and safety. Based on actuarial records for new aircraft, Lloyd's of London has expected the Boeing 747 to have at least two fatal accidents during ... Read more...

King’s Tut’s tomb opened (1923)

Sealed inner chamber of ancient Egyptian tomb opened and king's sarcophagus found Facts on discovery New York, Feb. 16  - The tomb of Tutankhamen, opened by explorers today in the Valley of the Kings near L... Read more...

The IBM Personal System/2 family (1987)

Any company can take the IBM PS/2 apart. Only one can put it all together. The moment IBM introduced the Personal System/2 family, the race was on to copy or "clone" the new technology. Easier said than ... Read more...

Putting a stop to bank hold-ups (1917)

Putting a stop to bank hold-ups The latest burglar device, according to "The Electrical Experimenter," is a mechanism designed to befriend the bank cashier in his hour of greatest need - when the muzzle of t... Read more...

Kodak home movie cameras (1965-1969)

Kodak Instamatic movie camera (1965) Kodak brings the Instamatic camera idea to movies... and introduces a new era in movie enjoyment.   Kodak Super 8 movie camera (1966) Just drop in the film an... Read more...

Walkman instruction manual (1982)

  Walkman F1: Sony FB stereo cassette player WM-F1 Operating instructions: Before operating this high-quality electronic unit, please read this operating manual thoroughly so that you can obtain the ... Read more...

Amazing live Sea Monkeys (1978)

On the heels of the popular ant farm toys came Sea Monkeys, introduced in 1957 (originally called "Instant Life"). The name was changed to Sea Monkeys in 1962, and they were marketed heavily in comic books. The... Read more...

110 film cameras (1977 & 1979)

The Kodak Tele-Instamatic 708 Camera Make the most of the times of your life... It takes big, colorful pictures... less than $96   Rollei A110 Finally. Simply beautiful photographs from a beautif... Read more...

NASA revs up for new voyages (1987)

Revving up for new voyages NASA announces plans for a Jupiter probe and a space station The explosion of the shuttle Challenger nearly two years ago threw the US space program into such staggering disarra... Read more...

Early rotary-dial telephones (1920-1930)

These six images were part of a series of photographs by Theodor Horydczak, all featuring the latest rotary-dial telephones. Based on the technology shown, the pictures were apparently taken sometime between 19... Read more...

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