Pendulum clock

A pendulum controls the clock’s ticking. The principle stems all the way from Galileo Galilei. An ornate pendulum clock was standard in many Swedish living rooms in the 1930s.

Life in the outdoors1920

Pocket knife

The arrival of the spring-loaded pocket knife made handling it much safer than before. (From catalogue 1928.)

Toys and games1940

Tin soldiers

Only five centimetres tall but a beloved toy for many children (and adults). In addition to humans and animals, there were also plenty of tin items for your doll house. (From catalogue 1948.)

Get your house in order2000

Smoke alarm

Today regulation mandates smoke alarms in all new buildings. There should be at least one per floor and one in each room where people sleep and they should be checked every month. (From the catalogue 2001.)