It all started with surgical tape in the 1800s and then spread to many other areas of use. Silver tape, duct tape, double-adhesive tape…. Today it’s hard to picture a world without tape.
The arrival of the spring-loaded pocket knife made handling it much safer than before. (From catalogue 1928.)
Toy car with steering cable
The steering cable made playing with cars even more real for the kids of the 1930s. (From catalogue 1936.)