Forgotten History – things once common but which rarely appear in books, films or on TV

I will keep updating this list of objects or practices which were once common but  rarely or never appear in books, films or on TV.

1.    Addiators – mechanical pocket calculators.  These were made by the hundreds of thousands up to 1975. When have you seen one being used in a film or on TV?   I have several posts on these.

2     Moonlight towers – an early form of street lighting.   Many cities had these towers.

3      Wind or water powered sawmills – when more things [e.g. ships] were made of wood cutting planks cheaply and easily was important.

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