A fountain pen once widely used for writing note, letters, or just jotting down ideas - now a collectors items and replaced with ballpoints, gel writers and the like.
Looking into the case of a royal elite typewriter at the strikers and how they look to the piece of paper.
Just Dial "O"
First, what is a dial phone - second what is an operator??? Where did they go.
With a cord that was tethered to the receiver and to the phones base we chatted to friends and relatives and even some strangers long before a cell or mobile phone.
A Whip Not a Whisk
Grandmother's whip was a mainstay in the kitchen. Used to mix up a variety of items like eggs, pancakes, and dressings.
The blades to an egg beater or hand held mixer. Used look before a hand held electric mixer became a staple in every kitchen.
Uncle Bill's Watch
He worked for the Rail Road ensuring everything in his domain ran on schedule. He wasn't fully dressed until the watch was placed in the watch pocket of his uniform pants and the chain expertly draped to his side thus holding the watch securely in the unlikely event it was dropped.
An Array of Cigarette Lighters
Every household, smoking or not, had a table lighter - it was just the fashion of the day. Adornments of a lovely coffee table or side table they were made of silver, crystal, or stone such as marble. Things from our past that are now in closets, garages, or antique shops.
An Inside Look
They had jewel movements, the more the better and you had to wind the watch to keep time. The exterior case as fancy as the engravings on the inside - A true gentleman's pocket watch.
Three Zippo Lighters
Carried by all weather in a pocket or purse the Zippo Windproff light was a fashion accessory for many but for most a necessity. These beauties lit many a Lucky Strike, Cesterfield, or Camel Cigarette in there time