Back in the ’80s, these now-vintage baby nursery monitors were new – easy-to-use one-way intercoms that let parents hear what their baby was up to in another room.
Kodak Brownie movie cameras made it easy for moms and dads and millions of others record every little moving moment on video.
United Airlines flights in the ’50s offered a whole different kind of experience compared to now. Here, see what the travel industry hoped to provide to passengers!
In the ’50s, they wanted to know what secretary wouldn’t prefer a job that included one of these vintage IBM electric typewriters? Compared to manuals, they were so easy to use.
The Aroma Disc was a little machine from the ’80s you could use to play different fragrance ‘records’ to make your place smell like flowers or buttered popcorn… or dead fish.
People were used to big records – but then the music industry wanted everyone to adopt a new format and a new size. Here’s how they explained the benefits of 45 RPM vinyl singles the record-buying public!
Anyone who lived through the great videotape format war of the late 1970s to early 1980s will never forget the big question: VHS or Beta? Here’s the Betamax side – the player that ultimately lost.
Some microwave oven questions & answers from the early 1970s! Plus tips like: “Just plug it in and turn it on. The food gets hot. The oven stays cool. If you want, you can even cook on paper plates.”
Walkmans and other portable cassette tape players – ‘personal stereos’ – were hugely popular in the ’70s and ’80s, and packed more sociological punch than a load of hula hoops.
Despite his military expertise, President Eisenhower didn’t know how to dial a phone. Even after being given the 50 millionth telephone, Ike was apparently still befuddled by the new tech.
Take a look back at a few of the popular vintage Star Wars video games from the ’80s, including ones based on Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi!
In the olden days, you needed a telephone operator to connect your call manually through a switchboard. Her job wasn’t as easy as you might think.
Vintage flashcubes were jewel-like cubes that let you take pictures in low light, and had 4 flashes each. See how they worked!
Fax it! That phrase became as much of a cliche in the ’80s as ‘We’ll do lunch.’ Look at how vintage fax machines quickly outgrew fad status.
Once part of everyday life, now only people of a certain age will remember this stuff. Here are 25 things most people under 25 have never seen in real life!
In the early ’80s, arcade video games like Pac-Man, Asteroids, Space Invaders and Donkey Kong started to make millions of dollars – one quarter at a time.
Never having to come up from underground? Cars routinely going 130 MPH? Completely automated cleaning? Solar power dominant? See these and many more predictions from 1906!
The car of the future will be weather-proof, and that the sides, front, rear, and roof will probably be made of glass. The entire control of the machine will be simplified, and perhaps located in a set of push buttons.
Show us the face of Max the Master Robot. And you may win your own talking robot Team up with a friend to defeat Max
Range: Anywhere on Earth — and your Air Force has it! The Consolidated B-36 can carry a 10,000 pound atomic bomb to a target 5,000 miles away, drop it, then return to base.
Maxell was long one of the leaders in the cassette tape world, and produced one of the most iconic ad campaigns of the era, featuring the man fondly (now) known as ‘blown away guy.’
Compared to reel-to-reel tape players — the gold standard at the time — cassette tapes were just so easy to use. Not only were they
Brightening up your home for spring? Mixing paints? Choosing new draperies? Now’s the time to add handy phones in color to complement your own decorating ideas!
Power companies build for your new electric living: Electricity may be the driver. One day your car may speed along an electric highway, it’s speed and
Check out some of the hottest video game cartridges from the early eighties: Frogger, Q*bert, Amidar, Reactor & Tutankhamun, from Parker Brothers.
Radioactivity. It’s been in the family for generations. In fact, scientists can tell us just how our remote ancestors are by measuring the radioactivity still
The easy-to-use AMSTRAD Word Processor: One box holds the complete system – everything shown plus word processing software and simple instructions.
In the ’70s, pro golfer Jack Nicklaus and his wife helped advertise the new microwave ovens made by Magic Chef. Here’s a look.
The flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia marked the first time a vehicle would be flown into space, returned — and refurbished and used again.
Back in the twenties, who was buying the most stuff? The people who already had fancy telephones in their homes.
In 1915, an engineer in Arlington, Virginia, was heard in Paris and Hawaii. This was the first trans-continental message ever sent by wireless telephone tech.
Disneyland’s old Carousel of Progress from the ’60s was a huge model of a city of soaring spires. Automated highways. Open green spaces. Nuclear power.
‘The best computer value in the world today. The only computer you’ll need for years to come.’ – William Shatner
Dorothy Lamour on FM Radio Listen — it’s Dorothy Lamour herself in natural color on FM radio Dorothy Lamour… A beloved voice, floating on velvety
Microsoft’s RAMCard with RAMDrive… …takes the whir, click and wait out of the IBM PC. Solid state disk. When you add the Microsoft RAMCard to
Focus-Tronic Super 8 movie camera This power focusing camera assures you of razor-sharp zoom movies — without guessing. >> Also see: Kodak home movie cameras
The Shrinkage of the Planet An essay by Jack London What a tremendous affair it was, the world of Homer, with its indeterminate boundaries, vast
Everything you always wanted to know about Atari Games, etc, etc. Atari games are the forerunner of home computers. And although you may not be
New VCR by RCA to debut The fledgling home television video tape cassette recorder (VCR) industry, only a year old and with a mediocre track
The telephone of tomorrow – featuring pushbuttons, missile-like speed and musical tones – represents a totally new signaling system and opens the way to vastly increased versatility in communications.
5,478 long-playing records from now you’ll still be glad you bought a Philco Stereo… that’s Philco lasting value Have you ever figured that if you
Our first TV star In case you forgot, it was Felix the Cat The image is blurry and flawed but identifiable: Felix the Cat, hero
RCA Victor — for color so real you’ll think you are there! New Hi-Lite Color Tube with Perma-Chrome Something special has been added to RCA
Enchanted evening by Zenith. (1950-1951) The setting: You… your guests, 1951 Black Magic TV with reflection-proof screen. Supreme moment! When Zenith Black Magic Television comes
Attention, shoppers: The new Atari cartridge game is in A very early Atari 2600 commercial, broadcast during NFL Today on December 17, 1977. Atari
Introducing the computer age (for ages 9 and up) These days, a student can’t go very far without knowing how to use a computer. That’s
Video game designers: Their work is all fun and games Fantasy: Your alarm rings. You wake up, shower, get dressed, eat breakfast, and leave your house
It’s a girl! Doctors told Laurie and Jon Steel: “You will never have a baby of your own.” But the young couple refused to accept
Bulletin from Boeing America’s longest-range defense missile, the Boeing Bomarc IM-99, shown at start of automatic firing from launching shelter. Supersonic Bomarcs have quick reaction
How to enjoy your Porta-Color television receiver Introduction Because of the outstanding engineering developments and manufacturing skill of General Electric, you may be assured that the
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
The new femme fatale of the game world (1982) The amazing Ms Pac-Man offers all the fun of Midway’s famous Pac Man with four new