Before becoming a great decor item, lamps were simply intended to produce light. No one thought that they would turn into a decorative device that would eventually adorn almost every office table. Years and years ago, table lamps were made from simple metal frames and bulbs. People didn’t invest or have an interest in home decorating like today, and the image here says it all.
Today, table lamps come in all shapes and sizes, in all colors, and from all materials. They are an essential part of the home decor and complete the atmosphere you want to create. We wonder what atmosphere was created back in the 1900s with those designs.
Old-fashioned calculators were intended to calculate simple mathematical problems. There was no way to solve complex tasks. The calculators were big in size and quite primitive in use as most simple calculations could be done in one's head. These days, calculators can do so much, and make us think so little.
There are graphic calculators which enable users to create graphs making this device much more than just a calculator. We wonder what kids in the early 1900s did when trying to solve their math homework without a proper calculator. We assume that those kids actually used their brains.
What on earth did people do before the vacuum cleaner? At first, the vacuum cleaner was heavy and not the easiest device to work with. It was intended to clean carpets and rugs only, not thinking that years later it would be the main cleaning device in most households.
These days, modern vacuum cleaners clean rugs and have added parts to be used in the car, separate parts for corners, and even cleaners that can wash the floors after the vacuum is done. The next step is probably a vacuum cleaner that will cook dinner and wash the clothes.
Up until 1914, airplanes were used mainly for mail. Just before the 1920' kicked in, far-distance traveling changed humanity for good and regular people like you and me can fly to places, people of the early 1900s could only dream of. Salt Lake City to Los Angeles with a stop in Las Vegas was the first route taken for a rich passenger's journey by plane. The journey was noisy, crowded, and very uncomfortable.
Today, thankfully, things are different. From luxurious first-class or business class to low-budget economy class, everyone travels. Business, or pleasure, with or without a suitcase included, free meal or free selection of seats, planes are the way to see the world.
The pleasure of listening to music not only in a live concert has been around for over 100 years. Classical pieces have been around forever and will probably be part of this world for eternity. In the 1900s, a horn was added to a music producer box, which the sounds were produced from. This magnificent piece of history is called the Edinson cylinder player or a gramophone.
These days, modern speakers are small, compact, and don't have to be connected to an electric line to operate. With modern technology, Bluetooth is doing wonders, as our favorite tunes can be heard out and aloud from anywhere at any time.