Unique Antiquated Appliances
It is a shame the inventors of these smart products were not able to see their inventions takeoff. Unfortunately, many of these smart yet outdated products never made it to the point of popularity with the buying public.
1 Portable Stereo
How would you like to be able to go to work and bring your music with you literally? You can if you had this portable radio that comes complete in its briefcase. The stereo comes complete with an AM/FM radio with antennae, a turntable to play records on with a 45 rpm adapter and a host of other stuff. This would be the perfect item for those long days at the office. Just open your briefcase pull up your antennae and listen to your favorite tunes. Alternatively, better yet you still have those old records from way back when lying around. Bring a few with you and play them, and you can enjoy all those awesome classics from years ago.
2 Breadbox Sized Dishwasher
Ladies you would love this one. A dishwasher the size of a breadbox. How convenient is that to have everything in one location. Just open up the top on your counter and line up your dishes and run. There would be no more bending over and piling those dishes. This is a perfect appliance for dorm students and those just starting out with their first apartment. Awesome invention.
3 Electro Chef Comes Out with the Ultimate Stove/Refrigerator Combo
College students and first-time apartment renters you definitely want to take a peek at this neat compact Electro Chef Stove/Refrigerator Combo put out by the company. This appliance is so small it would fit in any modern sized apartment, condo or home. Even though the unit seems small it is perfect for first-timers just starting out on their own. This is no lightweight item however. Altogether the Stove/Refrigerator weighs 500 pounds.
4 General Electric Built in Cabinet Refrigerator
The leaders of appliances General Electric were on the ball with this all in one refrigerator that would hide in your cabinets. Built into where your cabinets are this could be a one stop shop for all your grocery items in one convenient location. Gone would be the days when you have to stoop down and find what you need. Just open your cabinet, and there is your refrigerator with all your items at your fingertips.
5 The First Video Phone Built by Western Electric
Western Electric was onto something with the invention of the first video phone back in 1956. It offered a way for users to see a visual of the person they were speaking to. The only difference here is it transmitted a signal once every two seconds. Unfortunately, the Video Phone turned out not to be a big hit as the company anticipated amongst the buying public. Many consumers at the time thought the device was too bulky, expensive, the controls were not user-friendly and had a small screen. Despite this, the company tried to push the product with trials going on for six years. In 1970, the company predicted a million Picture Phone sets would be sold by 1980. Eventually, the concept of the picture phone was combined with the invention of the computer.