Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

Stunning vintage Swiss telephones


Now this is timeless design. The original model of this Bakelite wall phone was introduced in the early 1930s by the Swiss Telephone Authority. This particular version was manufactured from 1950 through the early 1970s. It was available only in basic black and featured a dual bell that looks suitable to wake the dead. One extremely clever feature is the little metal hook that hangs from the bottom of the set; loop the handset onto it and the call is placed "on hold."

Available from Manufactum in Germany for 245 euros. Sadly, I was unable to find them listed on the UK site.

Swiss PTT 1950 Wall Telephone [via Red Ferret]

Manufactum: Old-Fashioned Design and Mechanics
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