Embossing label machine

For a long time the label machine was only used in stores and factories but when it reached consumers it became almost an addiction. Never before had homes been so well organised or neatly labelled as in the heyday of the labeller.

Do-it-yourself1940

Lathe

How many baseball bats have been created during woodshop lessons over the past 100 years? Nobody knows. But enough for most people to remember the feeling of seeing that piece of wood twirl on the lathe, and how you can move the tool across its surface to create a pattern.(From the catalogue 1942.)

Because I want one1920

Loupe

This practical little magnification device could be folded, making it even smaller, so you could put it in your pocket. (From the catalogue 1924.)

Never forget1950

Slide projector

A German version in ebonite, for slides sized 5×5 centimeters. (From the catalogue 1957.)