This electronic siren was sold as coming with “a pulsating, intense woo-woo-woo-sound”.


Colour spray

The first colour spray was invented by Joseph Binks in Chicago in 1887. This one is an electric colour spray that was first sold in the mid-1950. (From the catalogue 1973.)

Get your house in order1950

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 one2010


There are few more iconic symbols for vacation and summer than the hammock. This cozy bed version was invented in South America and was adopted by visiting sailors. (From the catalogue 2014.)