Can You Guess the Names of These Historical and Antique Items?

Can you name all 90 of these historical and antique items?

Introduction

Are you a big fan of National Geographic and the History Channel? Do you religiously watch Antique Road Show and Pawn Stars? Do you sometimes wonder if you were born in the wrong decade or even century? If so, we have the perfect quiz for you! Put that knowledge of history to the test here at QuizHook.

Exploring the past is both an exciting and humbling experience. While the technology and fashion may have changed, in the end, people everywhere have always acted pretty much the same. Children have always played with toys, be it jacks and marbles or Lite-Brites. Men and women have always used various grooming objects to appear fashionable, from powdered wigs to incredibly large frilled collars. From music boxes to the Walkman, people keep finding new ways to listen to their favorite music. In the end, learning about history and how people lived shows that people everywhere, even thousands of years ago, weren’t too different from ourselves and other people today.

How well do you know historical objects? Can you tell apart a sextant from an astrolabe? Do you remember the jukebox (or heard about it from family members)? We have collected 90 images of historical and/or antique items. These items range from household objects to fashion items to farming tools to outdated pieces of technology. Pick the term that correctly identifies the item, and you will be rewarded with some extra knowledge about it! Let’s see if you can earn a perfect score. Click “Let’s Play” to find out if you can recognize these antique items!

Description

Are you a big fan of National Geographic and the History Channel? Do you religiously watch Antique Road Show and Pawn Stars? Do you sometimes wonder if you were born in the wrong decade or even century? If so, we have the perfect quiz for you! Put that knowledge of history to the test here at QuizHook.

Exploring the past is both an exciting and humbling experience. While the technology and fashion may have changed, in the end, people everywhere have always acted pretty much the same. Children have always played with toys, be it jacks and marbles or Lite-Brites. Men and women have always used various grooming objects to appear fashionable, from powdered wigs to incredibly large frilled collars. From music boxes to the Walkman, people keep finding new ways to listen to their favorite music. In the end, learning about history and how people lived shows that people everywhere, even thousands of years ago, weren’t too different from ourselves and other people today.

How well do you know historical objects? Can you tell apart a sextant from an astrolabe? Do you remember the jukebox (or heard about it from family members)? We have collected 90 images of historical and/or antique items. These items range from household objects to fashion items to farming tools to outdated pieces of technology. Pick the term that correctly identifies the item, and you will be rewarded with some extra knowledge about it! Let’s see if you can earn a perfect score. Click “Let’s Play” to find out if you can recognize these antique items!

Short Description

How well do you recognize historical and antique items? Put that time spent watching antique shows to good use with this ultimate quiz!


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Let's Play!

1. Which antique item is this?


1. Which antique item is this?

1. Abacus

2. Protractor

3. Compass

4. Pocketwatch

The correct answer is abacus, or counting frame, used as far back as ancient Mesopotamia (2700-2300 BCE)! (Image: David R. Tribble)



2. Which antique item is this?


2. Which antique item is this?

1. Pocketwatch

2. Compass

3. Protractor

4. Sextant

The correct answer is compass. The first compasses date back to the Han dynasty in China.



3. Which antique items are these?


3. Which antique items are these?

1. Pick ax

2. Adze

3. Hoe

4. Plow

These are all adzes, an ancient tool used since the Stone Age. They are similar to mattocks, but are sharper.



4. Which antique item is this?


4. Which antique item is this?

1. Record player

2. Radio

3. Cash register

4. Typewriter

The correct answer is typewriter. It became common in offices in the mid-1880s. Modern computers have made this item obsolete.



5. Which antique item is this?


5. Which antique item is this?

1. Washboard

2. Guiro

3. Reco-reco

4. Cheese grater

The correct answer is washboard. Besides being used to clean clothes, they were also used as musical instruments, especially in jug bands (which became popular in the 1920s).



6. Which antique item is this?


6. Which antique item is this?

1. Longbow

2. Simple crossbow

3. Compound bow

4. Repeating crossbow

The correct answer is longbow. Humans have used them for roughly 25,000 years! (Science and Technology in Human History, McClellan)



7. Which antique item is this?


7. Which antique item is this?

1. Morse key

2. Sewing machine

3. Typewriter

4. Stapler

The correct answer is Morse key, a device used in telegraphy. Did you know that Samuel F. B. Morse invented the telegraph, and Morse code was named after him? (Image: Hp.Baumeler)



8. Which antique item is this?


8. Which antique item is this?

1. Sundial

2. Protractor

3. Compass

4. Sextant

The correct answer is sextant, used to measure distances between two objects. The exact origins of this device are unknown.



9. Which antique item is this?


9. Which antique item is this?

1. Sextant

2. Astrolabe

3. Compass

4. Protractor

The correct answer is astrolabe. The Greek astronomer Hipparchus of Nicaea (c. 190-c.127 BCE) is usually credited with its invention.



10. Which antique item is this instrument?


10. Which antique item is this instrument?

1. Ye olde guitar

2. Oud

3. Lute

4. Mandolin

The correct answer is lute. The lute predates the guitar (1931) by thousands of years! Although the exact origins of the lute are unknown, instruments similar to the lute are thought to date back to ancient Mesopotamia!



11. Which antique item is this?


11. Which antique item is this?

1. Glass vase

2. Inkwell

3. Oil bottle

4. Perfume bottle

The correct answer is inkwell. It fell out of use in the 20th century as fountain pens became increasingly popular.



12. Which antique item is this?


12. Which antique item is this?

1. Chain mail

2. Scale armor

3. Mirror armor

4. Lamellar armor

The correct answer is chain mail. It was an efficient, flexible type of armor made of interlocking metal circles.



13. Which antique item is this?


13. Which antique item is this?

1. Music box

2. Basic typewriter

3. Cash register

4. Pinwheel calculator

The correct answer is pinwheel calculator. It was used primarily in the 1800 and 1900s.



14. Which antique item is this?


14. Which antique item is this?

1. Bicycle

2. Tricycle

3. Unicycle

4. Quadracycle

The correct answer is tricycle, popularized during the bike boom of the Victorian era. (Image: Randal J.)



15. Which antique item is this?


15. Which antique item is this?

1. Music box

2. Beatbox

3. Boombox

4. Jukebox

The correct answer is jukebox. This term came around in the late 1930s, and they were popular sources of entertainment during the mid-20th century. (Dictionary.com)



16. Which antique item is this?


16. Which antique item is this?

1. Coffee grinder

2. Butter churn

3. Mixer

4. Flour sifter

The correct answer is coffee grinder. No one knows for sure when or where people first started drinking coffee, but it is believed that people have been drinking it since at least the 15th century AD/CE.



17. Which antique item is this?


17. Which antique item is this?

1. Egg beater

2. Mixer

3. Butter churn

4. Flour sifter

The correct answer is butter churn. Did you know that there are medieval towers that are called butter-churn towers because they look similar to a butter churn?



18. Which antique item is this?


18. Which antique item is this?

1. Water pump

2. Ye olde inhaler

3. Flour sifter

4. Bellows

The correct answer is bellows. It doesn't matter if you have one or seven; this object is always the plural "bellows."



19. Which antique item is this?


19. Which antique item is this?

1. Pocketwatch

2. Compass

3. Wrist calculator

4. Protractor

The correct answer is pocketwatch. They lost popularity after WWI, due to the rise in wristwatches.



20. Which antique item is this?


20. Which antique item is this?

1. CD

2. Floppy disk

3. 8-track tape

4. Compact cassette tape

The correct answer is 8-track tape. It was replaced in the 1980s with the introduction of the Compact Cassette.



21. Which antique item is this?


21. Which antique item is this?

1. CD

2. Floppy disk

3. 8-track tape

4. Compact cassette tape

The correct answer is floppy disk. They ranged from 8 to 3 1/2 inches. While nobody uses these devices anymore, their image lives on in the many "save" icons that are still modeled after the floppy disk.



22. Which antique item is this?


22. Which antique item is this?

1. Reel-to-reel tape recorder

2. Film recorder

3. Sony Walkman

4. Compressed disk recorder

The correct answer is reel-to-reel audio tape recorder, popular in the 1980s and 1990s.



23. Which antique item is this?


23. Which antique item is this?

1. Spinning jenny

2. Basic loom

3. Cotton gin

4. Needle-threader

The correct answer is spinning jenny, the device that started the factory system and industrialization of weaving. James Hargreaves invented it in 1764.



24. Which antique item is this headgear?


24. Which antique item is this headgear?

1. Beret

2. Coif

3. Top hat

4. Deerstalker

The correct answer is coif, a headpiece which dates back to the 10th century!



25. Which antique item is this?


25. Which antique item is this?

1. Loom

2. Bloomers

3. Hoop skirt

4. Corset

The correct answer is hoop skirt. They started as a practical item (to keep cool and prevent tripping) before becoming fashionable.



26. Which antique item is this?


26. Which antique item is this?

1. Loom

2. Bloomers

3. Hoop skirt

4. Petticoat

The correct answer is petticoat is an undergarment to be worn underneath a skirt or dress.



27. Which antique item is this headgear?


27. Which antique item is this headgear?

1. Fedora

2. Top hat

3. Pilgrim hat

4. Deerstalker

The correct answer is top hat. It fell out of popular style after WWII.



28. Which antique item is this?


28. Which antique item is this?

1. Wooden box

2. Tin box

3. Music box

4. Juke box

The correct answer is music box. The first true modern music box was invented in 1796 by Antoine Favre (amica.org).



29. Which antique item is this (sails)?


29. Which antique item is this (sails)?

1. Square rig

2. Drogue

3. Cross

4. Anchor

The correct answer is anchor. This iconic type of anchor is known as the Admiralty Pattern, or Fisherman, anchor.



30. Which antique item is this?


30. Which antique item is this?

1. Stocks

2. Pillory

3. Pranger

4. Shrew's fiddle

The correct answer is stocks. When most people imagine stocks (worn around the ankle), they're actually probably thinking of the pillary, another type of restraint worn aroud the neck and hands.



31. Which antique item is this?


31. Which antique item is this?

1. Cast iron

2. Straightening iron

3. Clothes iron

4. Waffle iron

The correct answer is clothes iron. Many old irons worked by filling their metal chambers with hot coals.



32. Which antique item is this?


32. Which antique item is this?

1. Repeating crossbow

2. Pistol crossbow

3. Trible bow

4. Longbow

The correct answer is repeating crossbow, which firearms made obsolete. (Image source: "Chinese Siege Warfare: Mechanical Artillery & Siege Weapons of Antiquity" by Liang Jieming).



33. Which antique item is this?


33. Which antique item is this?

1. Broadsword

2. Cutlass

3. Rapier

4. Katana

The correct answer is cutlass. It is commonly known as a sailor's weapon and was developed in the 1600s. (Image: Rama)



34. Which antique item is this?


34. Which antique item is this?

1. Torch

2. Hand cannon

3. Fire lance

4. Trident

The correct answer is fire lance. It dates back to the 10th century in China and was replaced by the hand cannon.



35. Which antique item is this?


35. Which antique item is this?

1. Record player

2. Cassette recorder

3. Ye olde DJ machine

4. LaserDisc player

The correct answer is record player. They were popular from the late 1920s to 1980s, although now many seek them as a vintage collector's item.



36. Which antique item is this?


36. Which antique item is this?

1. Ford Model S

2. GMC Model S

3. Ford Model T

4. GMC Model T

The correct answer is Ford Model T. It was released in 1908 and paved the way for middle-class car ownership.



37. Which antique item is this?


37. Which antique item is this?

1. Stagecoach

2. Carriage

3. Prairie schooner

4. Covered wagon

The correct answer is stagecoach. They originated in England and generally required four horses to pull.



38. Which antique item is this?


38. Which antique item is this?

1. Stagecoach

2. Chariot

3. Prairie schooner

4. Covered wagon

The correct answer is chariot, an invention that dates back nearly 4,000 years ago!



39. Which antique item is this?


39. Which antique item is this?

1. Keyhole saw

2. Circle saw

3. Curved saw

4. Whipsaw

The correct answer is whipsaw, commonly used in a sawpit to cut lumber. It has declined in use since the introduction of the sawmill.



40. Which antique item is this man holding?


40. Which antique item is this man holding?

1. Telescope

2. Compound microscope

3. Astrolabe

4. Long-range glasses

The correct answer is telescope, an invention that first appeared in the early 1600s. While he didn't invent the telescope, Galileo Galilei is generally credited with applying the design to astronomy.



41. Which antique item is this?


41. Which antique item is this?

1. Vanity mirror

2. Burning glass

3. Full-length mirror

4. Long-range glasses

The correct answer is burning glass. They were used in scientific procedures to burn objects for analysis in the 1700s.



42. Which antique item is this?


42. Which antique item is this?

1. Tape measure

2. Mobius strip

3. Ruler

4. Slipstick

The correct answer is slipstick, also known as a slide rule. It's technically a type of computer (mechanical analog) and usually can be used for basic mathematical equations except for adding and subtracting.



43. Which antique item is this?


43. Which antique item is this?

1. Clavinet

2. Clavichord

3. Harpsichord

4. Piano

The correct answer is harpsichord, a keyed musical instrument. When the piano emerged in the 1700s, it fell from popular use.



44. Which antique item is this?


44. Which antique item is this?

1. Longcase clock

2. Grandfather clock

3. Both longcase clock and grandfather clock

4. Neither longcase clock nor grandfather clock

Grandfather clocks are also known as longcase clocks. The term grandfather clock refers to the 1876 song "My Grandfather's Clock" (Oxford English Dictionary).



45. Which antique item is this?


45. Which antique item is this?

1. Stereobelt

2. Watchman

3. Ye olde iPod

4. Walkman

The correct answer is Walkman. It's like the iPod's great-grandfather. Sony released the brand in 1979, making it possible for people to listen to music on the go easily.



46. Which antique item is this?


46. Which antique item is this?

1. Reading stone

2. Monocle

3. Scissor-glasses

4. Bifocals

The correct answer is scissor-glasses, so named for their shape. Did you know George Washington used this invention?



47. Which antique item is this?


47. Which antique item is this?

1. Telephone

2. Microphone

3. Telegraph

4. Gramophone

The correct answer is telephone. Alexander Graham Bell is credited with inventing the telephone (patented 1876), although there is some debate over whether he stole ideas from Elisha Gray.



48. Which antique item is this?


48. Which antique item is this?

1. Trifocals

2. Monocle

3. Scissor-glasses

4. Bifocals

The correct answer is monocle. They've been around a long time, first appearing in the 1830s.



49. Which antique item is this man using?


49. Which antique item is this man using?

1. Gramophone

2. Ear trumpet

3. Phonograph

4. Megaphone

The correct answer is ear trumpet. While ear trumpets are commonly made of metal or wood, some were made of animal horns or even snail shells!



50. Which antique item is this?


50. Which antique item is this?

1. Telephone

2. Ear trumpet

3. Gramophone

4. Megaphone

The correct answer is gramophone, also known as a phonograph. Did you know that this term is where the Grammy Awards got their name?



51. Which antique item is this?


51. Which antique item is this?

1. Catapult

2. Slingshot

3. Aircraft catapult

4. Petard

The correct answer is catapult. According to some sources, they have been used since the 5th century BC/BCE!



52. Which antique item is this?


52. Which antique item is this?

1. Towel rack

2. Hat closet

3. Hatrack

4. Umbrella bin

The correct answer is hatrack. This is also commonly known as a hatstand in the United Kingdom or a coat rack. (Image: Biswarup Ganguly)



53. Which antique item is this?


53. Which antique item is this?

1. Cassette tape

2. CD

3. Vinyl record

4. Vinyl DVD

The correct answer is vinyl record, or phonograph record. Today, many seek these records as collector's items. According to the Guinness, a White Album record owned by Ringo Starr is the world's most expensive vinyl sold, at $790,000.



54. Which antique item is this?


54. Which antique item is this?

1. Freezer

2. Frigidaire

3. Refrigerator

4. Ice house

The correct answer is refrigerator, the successor to the ice box. This brand, Electrolux, commercialized the absorption fridge, which uses heat to fuel the cooling process.



55. Which antique item is this?


55. Which antique item is this?

1. Microwave oven

2. Induction cooker

3. Waffle toaster

4. Toaster

The correct answer is toaster. They've been around awhile, with the first one appearing in 1893!



56. Which antique item is this?


56. Which antique item is this?

1. Hand-powered dishwasher

2. Hand-powered ice-maker

3. Hand-powered washing machine

4. Hand-powered toaster

The correct answer is hand-powered dishwasher. The first mechanical dishwasher appeared in the mid-19th century, although the one shown here is from the early twentieth century.



57. Which antique item is this (headgear)?


57. Which antique item is this (headgear)?

1. Toupée

2. Coif

3. Powdered wig

4. Comb over

The correct answer is powdered wig. They were popular in men's fashion during the 1700s (women powdered their hair directly).



58. Which antique item is this hat?


58. Which antique item is this hat?

1. Deerstalker

2. Fedora

3. Top hat

4. Pilgrim hat

The correct answer is Pilgrim hat. It's also known as a capotain. Contrary to popular belief, Pilgrim hats did not have buckles on them.



59. Which antique item is this?


59. Which antique item is this?

1. Spinning jenny

2. Loom

3. Cotton gin

4. Needle-threader

The correct answer is loom. This a warp-weighted loom, which dates all the way back to the Neolithic period. That's roughly 12,000 years ago!



60. Which antique item is this neckwear?


60. Which antique item is this neckwear?

1. Furbelow

2. Ruff

3. Cravat

4. Doily

The correct answer is ruff. They were worn to protect the wearer's other clothes and eventually became a status symbol.



61. Which antique item is this?


61. Which antique item is this?

1. Submersible

2. Bathysphere

3. Diving bell

4. Submarine

The correct answer is diving bell, used for underwater exploration. It comes in two types: wet and closed. Some are still in use today (although much more modernized than the one shown here). (Image: Sendelbach)



62. Which antique item is this?


62. Which antique item is this?

1. Super 8 cartridge

2. Super 8 camera

3. Regular 8 camera

4. Regular 8 cartridge

The correct answer is Super 8 camera. It first appeared in 1965 and was replaced about a decade later by newer technologies. (Image: Uberprutser)



63. Which antique item is this?


63. Which antique item is this?

1. Betamax tape

2. 8-track tape

3. CD

4. VHS

The correct answer is Betamax tape. Sony first released them in 1975.



64. Which antique item is this?


64. Which antique item is this?

1. Betamax tape

2. 8-track tape

3. CD

4. VHS

The correct answer is video home system (VHS). The Victor Company of Japan first released them in 1976. DVDs eventually replaced this technology.



65. Which antique item is this?


65. Which antique item is this?

1. LaserDisc player

2. Audio cassette player

3. Radio

4. Video cassette

The correct answer is LaserDisc player. It was around for several decades, appearing in the late 1970s and production stopping completely by the late 2000s.



66. Which antique item is this?


66. Which antique item is this?

1. Boombox

2. Beatbox

3. Transistor radio

4. Cassette recorder

The correct answer is boombox. It was a popular, mobile way to listen to music. Newer, lighter systems (like the Walkman) eventually replaced it in popular use.



67. Which antique item is this?


67. Which antique item is this?

1. Cash register

2. Typewriter

3. Fax machine

4. Telex machine

The correct answer is Telex machine. They first appeared around the 1930s and were displaced by the fax machine. (Image: Liftarn)



68. Which antique item is this?


68. Which antique item is this?

1. Analog button phone

2. Push button telephone

3. Rotary dial phone

4. Pay phone

The correct answer is rotary dial phone. It was first parented in 1892 by Almon Brown Strowger.



69. Which antique item is this?


69. Which antique item is this?

1. Lite-Brite

2. View-Master

3. Kodachrome

4. Carousel projector

The correct answer is View-Master, released by Sawyer's in 1939. Originally meant to be for anyone of any age, most now are designed to be kids' toys. (Image: ThePassenger)



70. Which antique item is this?


70. Which antique item is this?

1. Lite-Brite

2. View-Master

3. Kodachrome

4. Carousel projector

The correct answer is Lite-Brite. Hasbro released the toy in 1967. (Image: thomas ambridge)



71. Which antique item is this?


71. Which antique item is this?

1. Spinning wheel

2. Spinning jenny

3. Sewing machine

4. Water wheel

The correct answer is sewing machine. The first true sewing machines appeared in the 19th century, although designs were made for them over 150 years earlier. (Image: Birmingham Museums Trust)



72. Which antique item is this?


72. Which antique item is this?

1. Dutch oven

2. Flour pot

3. Flour sifter

4. Kettle

The correct answer is Dutch oven. They are typically made of cast iron.



73. Which antique item is this?


73. Which antique item is this?

1. Stereobelt

2. CD player

3. Ye olde iPod

4. Walkman

The correct answer is compressed disk (CD) player. They first appeared in the early 1980s.



74. Which antique item is this?


74. Which antique item is this?

1. Pocketwatch

2. Sundial

3. Hourglass

4. Time turner

The correct answer is hourglass. It's unknown exactly when and where the hourglass originated. Journal of the British Archaeological Association speculates that they may have appeared nearly 1,700 years ago.



75. Which antique item is this?


75. Which antique item is this?

1. Pocketwatch

2. Sundial

3. Hourglass

4. Time turner

The correct answer is sundial. It is unknown when humans first began using shadows to measure time, but the earliest known use of sundials is 1500 BC/BCE.



76. Which antique item is this?


76. Which antique item is this?

1. Condensation scale

2. Balancing scale

3. Digital scale

4. Spring scale

The correct answer is balancing scale. Did you know that the ancient Egyptian god Anubis used a balancing scale to judge a person's heart in the afterlife?



77. Which antique item are these?


77. Which antique item are these?

1. Hedge trimmers

2. Carpenter's tongs

3. Victorian cooking tongs

4. Hair curlers

The correct answer is hot iron hair curlers. According to For Appearance' Sake (Sherrow), people have used curling items since ancient times, using everything from hot metal to clay to get that perfect hairdo.



78. Which antique item is this?


78. Which antique item is this?

1. Simple candlestick

2. Picket

3. Candelabra

4. Menorah lamp

The correct answer is candelabra. Although the term "candelabra" is technically plural, it is now widely accepted to use it as a singular noun (Shorter Oxford English dictionary, 6th ed.).



79. Which antique item is this?


79. Which antique item is this?

1. French press

2. Gridiron

3. Iron

4. Waffle iron

The correct answer is waffle iron. We've been eating waffles for centuries, with the earliest true waffle recipe appearing in the 14th century.



80. Which antique item is this?


80. Which antique item is this?

1. Kerosene lantern

2. LED lantern

3. Street lantern

4. Electric lantern

The correct answer is kerosene lantern, first invented in 1853 by Ignacy Lukasiewicz.



81. Which antique item is this?


81. Which antique item is this?

1. French press

2. Espresso maker

3. Coffee pot

4. Mixer

The correct answer is coffee pot. Did you know that coffee replaced tea as the drink of choice in the United States after the Boston Tea Party?



82. Which antique item is this?


82. Which antique item is this?

1. Double horseshoe

2. Plow

3. Horse collar

4. Yoke

The correct answer is yoke, an item used to hitch animals together so they can pull objects and machines behind them. People have used them for thousands of years.



83. Which antique item is this?


83. Which antique item is this?

1. Spade

2. Rake

3. Plow

4. Hoe

The correct answer is plow, an agricultural instrument used for most of human history. Did you know that Ireland has an annual National Ploughing Championship?



84. Which antique item are these?


84. Which antique item are these?

1. Rug beater

2. Snowshoes

3. Horseshoes

4. Skis

The correct answer is snowshoes. Did you know that there are competitive snowshoe races as part of both the Arctic Winter Games and winter Special Olympics?



85. Which antique item is this?


85. Which antique item is this?

1. Tack

2. Horseshoe

3. Spur

4. Stirrup

The correct answer is spur. Traditionally, they are used to guide horses with the feet when riding, although now there are restrictions in place on their use to prevent animal abuse.



86. Which antique item is this?


86. Which antique item is this?

1. Boombox

2. Beatbox

3. Radio

4. Record player

The correct answer is radio. Guglielmo Marconi sent this first radio signal at the end of the 1800s!



87. Which antique item is this?


87. Which antique item is this?

1. Super 8 camera

2. Brownie camera

3. Canon PowerShot

4. Walkman camera

The correct answer is Kodak Brownie camera. They first appeared 1900 and are named after brownies (the magical creatures, not the dessert).



88. Which antique item is this?


88. Which antique item is this?

1. Film stock

2. Microscope film

3. Bolas

4. Tape measure

The correct answer is film stock. According to Variety, cinematic digitization has made this technology largely obsolete.



89. Which antique item is this?


89. Which antique item is this?

1. Fishing sinker

2. Fishing float

3. Fishing lure

4. Fish hook

The correct answer is fish hook. While now most fish hooks are made of metal, they have also traditionally been made with bone, shell, and wood.



90. Which antique item is this?


90. Which antique item is this?

1. Ring binder

2. Rolodex

3. Cardfile

4. Rotary credit card file

The correct answer is rolodex (rolling + index). Hildaur Neilsen invented them in 1956 and they wildly went out of use due to digitization of information. (Image: ArnoldReinhold)




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