Last Updated: Oct 26,2012
I've used a few when growing up and we would visit relatives down South! I'm sure glad those days are over...
Amazing thinking I am only 31, and the technology we have today, yet I still remember most of the things on this thread....
VTech Laser 310 "Color Computer" . A Hong Kong clone of the Tandy TRS-80.
Now that looks just like the Xilinhot Bus Station toilet/washrooms.
I just spent a holiday in a grasslands village staying with friends, it's just like that there. They have electricity sometimes when they need it, which comes from a generator and the water comes from a well. Coal, wood or dried sheep manure for cooking and heatng in the winter.
What is that?
are you goofing?
Nope, honestly do not know what that object is.
Growing up we had one of those (and an outdoor shower made from wooden pallets and rubber mats from a printing press) until I was in middle school (late 80s).
Morse code machine/telegraph
We didn't have a phone until I was in 4th or 5th grade, before that we had an intercom between our house and my uncles (1/8th of a mile away) and used Morse code on it.
I'd honestly never seen a telegraph machine before, so thanks for the ID.
i never had an outhouse but family in pa did. and never had cable till 2000's when i moved to fla. got my first cell in 2009 and was born in the 60's.
the telegraph, i thought i'd put up for fun and my neighbors in ct had party lines.
My parents still don't have cable, they just got dial up earlier this year.
sometimes i wish i never had all this technology? but then on another note i like it.
I feel that way at times also. It seems like you end up leaving home with too much stuff to carry!
this was then.
this is what we use them for today!!!
Washboards and Fels Naphtha soap worked pretty well.
I have a wool doublet (vest) that I wear a bit and I have been looking for a washboard so I can clean it by hand.
they are still everywhere, just not for the washing purpose anymore.
Black Oak Arkansas with Jim Dandy playing the washboard...
Oddly enough, I had one of these hanging in the kitchen as a child. No.. I'm old but not that old. My father loved antiques and wired one of his purchases into the bell system. You could not make a call on it but you could answer a call.
Our real phone looked very similar to this model and it set on a shelf in the hall. You had to stand there to talk.
I remember when I used to have 10-15 friends tops and we'd do stuff outside daily...now I have 500 on Facebook and indoors mostly... yep the future sure is friendly. Human interaction > fb anytime. I guess people forgot how to talk to each other.
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