The Walking Toaster (c. 1940s) You put in bread in one end, watch it going by in the little porthole window, and it comes out toast on the other end. The bread moves through the toaster propelled by a clever mechanism driven by a little motor.
I really have no idea why, but I'm pretty sure I need a vintage purple typewriter.
Vintage Italian Glass Umbrella Stand, 1940s
pencil sharpener. raymond loewy.1934.
Used to sprinkle laundry before ironing
Louis XVI Period Artist's Chest
Machine and Collection of Tools, 19th Century.
I still hate math
ironing--- We had one of these. My mom would fill it with water then sprits the clothes to be ironed, then she would roll them up and start ironing. ms
This seat, installed at a soda fountain counter, was meant to help customers watch their figures by giving weight readouts for waiting patrons. Perhaps someone realized that this was terrible for business and that’s why the invention has not seen the light of day since its 1938 conception.
Rolling Down the Highway: Vintage 1927 Analog GPS It strapped directly to users’ wrists. It was called the Plus Four Wristlet Route Indicator, and it dates all the way back to 1927. According to the National Trust in Britain, it was the first navigation device made expressly for motorists.
Apparatus for Measuring Metabolism, c. 1935.
Collapsible breastplate that stops bullets
Gas-Proof Perambulator will Keep Baby Safe in Air Raids, 1938.
1960s-era Maytag 340W combined washer and dryer functions in a single space-saving package.
The Original Multi-Tasker With its multiple outlets and built-in clock, the Westinghouse Automatic Appliance Center was the perfect helper for the new generation of small electrical appliances that were all the rage in the late 1950’s—toasters, coffee pots, and the indispensible fry pan.
Liberating Women with Technology It’s debatable whether the 1947 Thor combination dishwasher and clothes washer helped liberate women from housework. Just don’t put the underwear in with the coffee cups.
19TH Century Fitted Tool box
Reeves & Sons Mahogany Watercolour Box
Jars of paint used in old Disney cartoons
Winsor & Newton, Watercolour Box c1830-1840
Early paintbox set / Fraktur pigment in bottles. 18th century.
vintage art box