Dish-washing brush

Dish-washing brushes of yore were often made in wood and were a foci for dirt and diseases. The plastic variants made dish-washing more hygienic. (From catalogue 1951.)

Because I want one1950

Face protection

Perfect if you’re riding a motorbike. “Fits snuggly to your face,” according to the description. (From the catalogue 1951.)

Get your house in order1960

Baking drawers

These containers for dry goods were created for the functionalism kitchen of the 1960s. Today they are collectibles that go for high prices at auctions. (From the catalogue 1965.)

Life in the outdoors1930

Crude rubber boots

The fisherman’s best friend lets you angle for fish that are really far out. (From the catalogue 1932.)