Because I want one

Because I want one1970

Pencil sharpener

The first pencils were introduced almost immediately after graphite had been discovered in England in 1564. The French inventor Nicolas-Jacques Conté improved the process for making the rods inside the pen. The modern pencil was born – and with that, a market for pencil sharpeners. This version is recognized by many from their school days. (From the catalogue 1978.)

Because I want one1940

Pin shield

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

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 one1960

Hobby apron

In the 1960s, this apron was a popular item in both the home kitchen or, if you were a shop keeper, behind the store counter. (From catalogue 1964.)

Because I want one1950

Face protection

Perfect if you’re riding a motorbike. “Fits snuggly to your face,” according to the description. (From the catalogue 1951.)

Because I want one1990


Keeping control of your weight is good for many reasons. This particular bathroom scale was equipped with hydraulic mechanics and gave a “tremble-free,” almost clinical, exactness to its result. (From the catalogue 1992.)

Because I want one1980

Massager and muscle stimulator

For that stiff office neck or back, a personal massager and muscle stimulator can be absolutely indispensable. (From the catalogue 1986.)

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 one1930

Motor helmet

A fashionable helmet for motorcyclists and those who like to drive with the top down. This practical version also had protective goggles built into the dashing design. (From the catalogue 1932.)

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