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.

Food and kitchen1940

Waffle iron

The history of the Swedish waffle dates back to the 1600s. The modern version is known for making five heart-shaped waffles.


Circular saw

When the circular saw came out in the 1700s, it was the first saw with a round blade. In 1924, the first electricity-powered version came to market. (From the catalogue 1964.)

Never forget2010

Web camera

Before smart phones or computers with built-in cameras, the webcam revolutionized online chat rooms around the globe. The first webcam was in Cambridge, England and let you follow the adventures of a… coffee machine! It went online in 1993, making it one of the world’s first internet celebrities. (From the catalogue 2010.)