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I have a manual typewriter that totally confused my Great Grandson....there was no on/off, no escape, no word check.....

 

Also, years ago, we had what was called a "fire phone".  We were on the same party line with the local volunteer fire department, and you were required by law to hang up if you were using the phone when a call came in.  I still have the phone, and that too is cause for confusion.

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Things from our grandmother's kitchen!

 

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Very good to Dave and  Nancy. You're both right.  It's been so long since I used one of those things, I don't even remember how it's done.  Thank God for the calcullator!

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Did You Know?

Probably of Babylonian origin, an abacus is a calculating instrument that uses beads that slide along a series of wires or rods set in a frame to represent the decimal places. It is the ancestor of the modern digital calculator. Used by merchants in the Middle Ages throughout Europe and the Arabic world, it was gradually replaced by arithmetic based on Hindu-Arabic numerals. Though rarely used in Europe past the 18th century, it is still used in the Middle East, China, and Japan.

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I think it's an old adding machine? But I'm not really sure I think it's before my time.

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Now, I remember using one of these years and years and years ago.  What is it?  do you know?

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What's up?  Do you mean to tell me, NOBODY knew what this most necessary structure is and what vital service it provides?

 

It is the front runner to the Porta Potty.  It's the old outhouse.

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From the back yard!

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@LydiaN586309 - You mean the car peddles? clutch, brake, gas. Oh, let me tell you, the youngsters know well how to use them! They still drag race their sports cars on the streets. Cat Wink


You know, I never thought about that; that young people might be "driving" cars with manuel transmissions in this day.

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