Because I want one

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.)

Because I want one1940

Jungle oil

When “jungle oil” first was launched, it was marketed as humanity’s final answer to the mosquito problem. (From catalogue 1946.)

Because I want one1940

Pin shield

For all your trophy pins. (From catalogue 1948.)

Because I want one1980

Metal detector

After World War II, many surplus metal detectors were sold to anyone who wanted one – and many private individuals started treasure hunting. (From catalogue 1985.)

Because I want one1990

Hip flask

The hip flask found its current shape in the mid-1800s. The flask is such a strong symbol for alcohol that it’s forbidden to carry one openly in public places in the USA. (From the catalogue 1990.)

Because I want one2000

Duct tape

Duct tape, fabric tape or electric tape. This beloved solution to so many problems, with its elastic and adhesive qualities, has many names. It was the brainchild of inventors Snell, Oace and Eastwood at the American company 3M in 1946. (From the catalogue 2009.)

Because I want one1930

Hair clipper

Short in the front, long in the back. Or any way you like it. (From the catalogue 1931.)

Because I want one1920


This practical little magnification device could be folded, making it even smaller, so you could put it in your pocket. (From the catalogue 1924.)

Because I want one1980


An ancient product. Known especially for your grandmothers’ rugs.  (From the catalogue 1985.)

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Paulina Kolm

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