Short in the front, long in the back. Or any way you like it. (From the catalogue 1931.)
The bayonet lamp, with its protective cover and practical hook, has always been a good friend to carpenters and handymen when working in dimly lit surroundings.
In the early 1940s, engineer Richard James made a toy out of a pre-compressed helical spring: the Slinky. The product was launched to immediate success in 1945 – and in 1952 a slinky dog, using the same principle, appeared. (From the catalogue 1978.)