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Seeger dry-air siphon refrigerator c 1900.

Insulated wooden ice box (dry air siphon refrigerator), in which food is chilled by the insertion of ice blocks into an adjoining compartment from which cold air circulates, by the Seeger Refrigerator Co., St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 1880-1920

 
Early electric fire, 1900-1920.

Electric fire with two Dowsing incandescent sausage-shaped bulbs, with ornate art nouveau metal surround, copper reflector and wooden base with switch at front, by the General Electric Company, English, 1900-1920

 
Electric copper kettle, with immersed element, sectioned, c 1921.

Sectioned electric copper kettle, the first type of kettle to be fitted with a totally immersed heating element, thereby doubling its efficiency, provisional patent no. 33221/ 21, by Bulpitt and Sons Ltd., Birmingham, 1921-1922

 
Primax moving iron loudspeaker, c 1924.

Primax loud speaker (sectioned)

 

The merits of short-wave radio communication only emerged during the 1920s.

 
Sony Compact Cassette Recorder, c 1969.

Sony TC50 Compact Cassette Recorder, c. 1969

 
Sugar nippers, 19th century.

Black-painted metal sugar nippers for breaking up blocks of crystalline sugar, English (?), 1880-1900

 
Hoover 'Junior' vacuum cleaner, 1936.
 
'Reporter' tape recorder, 1953.

Boosey & Hawkes "Reporter" tape recorder, 1953.

 
'Scene One' stereo music centre, 1976.

Bush "Scene One" A1006 Music Centre, Stereo