Vintage technology

Telephone 312, 1950s


What was it like to use the telephone service in the 1960s?

British Telecom Ivory mobile phone: detail

80s mobile phone

Mobile phones were the ultimate status symbol in the 1980s.

HMV gramophone

Radio and gramophone

Texas Instruments TI 2500, 1973


Kodak Brownie 127, first version

Cameras and binoculars

Ronson Varaflame

Cigarette lighters

Design Centre logo

COID Design Index

Product design was very important to UK industry in the 1950s and 1960s. The COID Design Index listed the best designed British products.


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