Nancy Williams

Evolution of Clocks

Evolution of Clocks: The History of the Clock

Introduction In just a lift of our phone or one push of a button, we can instantly check the time. But have you ever wondered what the evolution of clocks has been like? In the olden days, it was much more difficult for people to know the hour and the minutes. The ancients used the sun as their natural clock, watching the patterns of the sun and the direction where it set. The evolution of clocks dates back to 2000 BC, when the earliest form of time-telling devices was traced back to. Ancient civilizations created their own devices with the use of the resources they had. Let’s take a look at some of the first time-telling devices that prompted the evolution of clocks. The Egyptians, the Mesopotamians, the Persians, and the Greeks first used water clocks. On the other hand, candle clocks were most popular in the United Kingdom and …

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vintage fashion

Wear me Vintage: Unorthodox Vintage Fashion Style

Vintage fashion has come back into the scene with the many different kinds of styles emerging in our era. Simple, classy exudes ancient and modern at the same time. Vintage clothing is not only good for costumes on Halloween or special occasions, but everyday wear, streetwear to be precise. Clothing is a way we can express ourselves in any occasion or casual day. Like any vintage pieces, it takes at least 50 years to be considered as vintage, but that’s for true vintage. At least 20 years is fine so let’s dive into how vintage streetwear came to be. Pick an item, any item, as long as one of these items resembles the style from the 60s, 70s, or even the 80s, then creating a vintage fashion inspired style would be easy for you. Pair a cloche or bucket at with a pair of tattered jeans and a graphic tee …

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Video Game Consoles

These Are The Mount Rushmore Of Classic Video Game Consoles

Video game consoles have come a long way over the past couple of years. They however came into existence a long while back, in the late 1960s because technology had started coming up and the world was finally catching on. In the early 1970s the gaming industry finally began to take shape as more technology companies sought to give consumers gaming consoles, machines people did not know they even needed. Now we look back at some of the most iconic and revolutionary video game consoles of their time, classic pieces to marvel at. 1972 Magnavox Odyssey Much is credited to the Magnavox for being one of the earliest consoles ever produced. It was designed by Ralph H. Baer and his team and it provided the staple console design that is used to date; the console itself being a box with two controllers. The controllers were rectangular in shape, not very …

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music players

Music Players: A Look at How They Were in The Past

Music is one of the things that shape our culture. Music players are therefore one of the most important technological gadgets for many of us. Whatever genre it may be, we always want to hear our favorite music through our own gadgets. But, have you ever wondered what people used to consider as their iPods? Today, we want to get our hands on the newest headphones and devices mass-produced by leading companies where we can play our tunes. In the olden days, people could only use whatever technology was available, which in comparison to us now, we have a vast selection of gadgets available for our perusal whenever and wherever we want to hear our music. Take a look at the inventions that were considered trendy before and its evolution throughout the years. 1.  Victrola In 1877, this phonograph was created by the Victor Machine Talking Company, which looked more like …

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Vintage Apple Products

Vintage Apple Products: Before The iPhone Age

Apple is one of the major leading companies that create devices that most consumers use now. In this article, we’ll take a look at vintage Apple products that paved the way for the products that we’ve grown to love over the recent years. College dropouts Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded the popular brand on April 1st, 1978, in a garage in Cupertino, California in the United States. From iPods, iPhones, MacBooks, and iPads, the industry continues to shape a number of gadgets into technological advancements with each product released. What most of us do not know is: where did the company, Apple, start from? We know that Apple first introduced the iPhone to the market in 2007, but what were the vintage Apple products made before then? Below is a timeline of vintage Apple products that came way before the iPhone. 1. Apple I Initially named the Apple Computer …

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Jukeboxes

Jukeboxes: A Dance Through the Years of the Jukebox

The Origins of the Jukeboxes The jukebox can be traced from the earliest form of a listening device, the phonograph. Thomas Edison created the Edison phonograph in 1877. This was his first invention before his creation of light bulbs. It was the only mechanism before that had the ability to record any sound and play it back to the listeners. Upon entering a store with phonographs, a recording called “I am the Edison Phonograph” was played. The purpose was catering to those who were astonished by it as it described its features to the customers. With this marketing strategy, sales were at an all-time high.  It was said to be a staple in each household as these were one of the primary sources of entertainment then. You may listen to the recording here. Afterward, inspired by this, a coin-operated music playing device was made. The nickel-in-the-slot phonograph is known to …

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vintage cereal

Eat me Vintage: The History of Munchy Breakfast Alternative

You munch on them with or without milk. Soggy or crunch, but still preferably fully doused in milk. Usually paired with a fruit or two, but still appreciated by itself. When in a rush and barely has time to cook, breakfast consists of this crunchy, sweet grain of life. It was first founded in mid 18th century to the 19th century when its first purpose was to help the digestive tract. Below are some types of vintage cereal that later evolved into the sweet snack we now know today. 1863: Granula James Caleb Jackson prepared the first cereal by drying graham flour dough invented by Reverend Sylvester Graham. He combined the germ, bran, and endosperm of the wheat overnight. This gave it its hard consistency that needed to be doused in milk to soften. Jackson named it granula. However, granula had its counterparts named granola by John Harvey Kellog, a surgeon, and Grape-Nuts by C.W. …

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movie posters

Poster me Vintage: The Evolution of Movie Posters through A Star is Born

The filmmaking industry began in the late 19th century. It’s another art form of storytelling that caters to a wide range of audiences. In order to persuade audiences into a theater to see a movie, a film poster is used to promote and advertise it. Studios often print several movie posters that vary in size and content for various domestic and international markets. They normally contain an image with text. Just like the film industry, poster-making for movies has gone a long way. Since there are a lot of movie posters created as there were a lot of films created the past 100 years, we will be comparing the posters made from the film “A Star is Born”. It is about how a woman yearns to become a Hollywood star and how she found love along the way.  The film has been remade three times: in 1954 (directed by George Cukor and …

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Handheld Consoles

These Are The Most Desirable Handheld Consoles Ever

Vintage handheld gaming consoles are fascinating pieces of innovation. As with other numerous examples, at the time of innovation there was no need for them, but after it has launched people find uses and develop a need for them. Maybe they did not even know they needed it until they lay their hands on them. This was the case with handheld consoles or game boys. With time the love of them grew exponentially and slowly the curve began dying off because now phones have more capabilities for gaming and the need for the hand eld consoles is slowly dying out. Some handheld consoles have curved out a special place in the universe and are not going to fade from memory anytime soon.  1979 Microvision The Microvision was the Big Bang of hand held consoles. It was the godfather to what was to come. It was released in 1981, a time …

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vintage cars

These Vintage Cars Are The Most Legendary Classics Ever

Vintage cars, depending on who you ask, can mean anything from cars from the early 1900s to late 1900s. To me, vintage is anything something that seems like it is from another age, an earlier age. The word vintage means something from the past that was of a high pedigree and class. Something that at the time of its making was a thing of beauty and was the best of its kind. Now beauty is subjective and it is entirely dependent on the eye of the beholder. This list covers vintage cars from the 1950s to the 1990s because it is at this point that most traditional car companies and individuals had gotten their stride. It was also a post war period and the world that had birthed new inventions and peace had led people to create things of joy, things of beauty. 1958 Aston Martin DB4 This car represented …

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