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The Princess Phone: Timeless Communicator

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During the economic boom of the 1950s, companies enhanced the design of plenty of practical products to attract new customers and inspire existing customers to upgrade. Bell System nearly missed its mark, finally introducing the Princess telephone in 1959. It would be Bell’s first real foray into widespread marketing, with a product created primarily for

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Cars, Radios & Appliances: How Powel Crosley Jr. Changed Industries

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The brand name Crosley is primarily associated with radios, but behind that vintage sound is a wealth of other product lines, many of which changed their industries. From automobiles, to the first refrigerator with shelves on the door, inventor Powel Crosley Jr’s life was filled with both failures and triumphs, along with many firsts. Born

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Retro Google Search (Mad Men Style)

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In the 1960s, office machines required a great deal of human input. The traditional clicking and clomping sounds of printing devices echoed throughout office floors, as executives sat in private offices, doors closed. It was the “Mad Men” era – a common reference based on the modern-produced television show. And anything Mad Men is considered

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