Get your house in order

Get your house in order1960

Safe

A safe designed to be built into a brick wall for secure storage of documents and valuables. (From the catalogue 1966.)

Get your house in order1920

Alarm clock

The ancient Greeks used alarm clocks but they were in the form of water-powered clocks, where the water put cogs into motion to have a hammer hit the clock’s bell. Mechanical alarm clocks, like this one, grew in popularity in the late 1800s and then went into mass-production. (From the catalogue 1926.)

Get your house in order1980

Embossing label machine

For a long time the label machine was only used in stores and factories but when it reached consumers it became almost an addiction. Never before had homes been so well organised or neatly labelled as in the heyday of the labeller.

Get your house in order1950

Tie carousel

A properly attached tie carousel was a must for any 1950s-gentleman. (From catalogue 1958.)

Get your house in order2010

Robot vacuum cleaner

Until recently, this was considered pure science fiction. But today the robot vacuum cleaner is an increasingly common sight in modern homes. It knows where to vacuum and also when to return to its charging station. In Sweden it was named “Christmas Gift of the Year 2015”. (From the catalogue 2013.)

Get your house in order1910

5000 kronor a year!

A book with practical investing advice and recommendations about how to make 5000 kronor. (From the catalogue 1918-1919.)

Get your house in order1960

Paper clip

The paper clip got its current design more than a hundred years ago. (From the catalogue 1967.)

Get your house in order1930

Shoe polish

Shoe polish keeps your shoes spick and span. But make sure to create some friction if you want a real shiny result. (From the catalogue 1934.)

Get your house in order1920

Padlock

Various types of padlocks seem to have been around since Roman times. The number lock on this version was touted as “solid and secure”. (From catalogue 1929.)

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