Never forget

Never forget1930

Rubber eraser

This eraser features 80 grams of rubber with a brush for those who want to erase quickly before the ink dries. (From the catalogue 1933.)

Never forget1990

Slide projector

Slide projectors were for a long time the only way to terrorize your neighbours with your holiday photographs. And long into the 2000s they were also a given item in any classroom.

Never forget1990

Director’s chair

The foldable director’s chair is invaluable for working in the field. It’s easy to pack and light to carry. Today, it’s an iconic symbol for the movie industry.

Never forget1950

The Amateur Photographer”

In K.O. Sjöström’s book The Amateur Photographer, the reader learned about how a camera worked, how to develop and enlarge pictures, and depth-of-field tables. (From the catalogue 1951.)

Never forget1990

Post-it notes

Spencer Silver, an inventor at 3M, was trying to create a new super-glue. Unfortunately, his glue never worked since it was too easy to detach. But, 10 years later, his colleague Arthur Fry wanted to solve the problem of paper notes that always fell out of his note book, and the glue surfaced. The rest is modern business history. (From the catalogue 1999.)

Never forget1960

Camera flash

The mid-1900s saw the detachable flash that you could mount on your camera. A great advantage to this was that the flash didn’t take energy from the camera but had its own battery. (From the catalogue 1966.)

Never forget2000

Polaroid camera

The Polaroid camera developed its own pictures, right after taking them. The first version appeared in 1948. (From catalogue 2002.)

Never forget1920

Wax crayons

Since the 1700s, children and artists have created masterpieces using pulverized chalk and colour powder in a wax base.

Never forget1950

Reporter bag

An ideal carry-all for the professional or amateur reporter, with room for a camera, note pad and ink pen. (From the catalogue 1959.)

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