Monday, 1 October 2012

Research: Things in the 1950's

Here are some things that I've found around 1950's that maybe of help when coming to thinking of the story. :D

  • Superglue
  • Hydrogen bomb
  • First non stick Teflon pan
  • Fortran- the first ever computer language
  • Barbie Doll
  • Coca Cola
  • Car companies like Ford, Chevrolet
  • Radios like Zenith or Admiral makes
  • Magnetic Tape Recorder
  • TV
  • First ever computer
  • Microwaves
  • Dictabelt- a sound recording format used in offices.
  • Drive in movie theatres
  • Sugar Pops/ Corn pops
  • Silly Putty
  • Ball-O-Fire gumballs (A way of exaggerating the bomb maybe???)
  • The stuff of grilled cheese sandwiches arrived; KRAFT® Deluxe process cheese slices are introduced.  
  • Jukeboxes
  • The comic strip famous for Snoopy, Peanuts debuted in 1950’s
  • First elevator was made
  • Johnson’s Baby Powder
  • First Organ Transplant
  • Gender designed dolls, prams, dressmaking for girls toys and Cowboys and Indians, cars and construction sets for boys.
  • Credit Card
  • Breeder Reactor
  • First oral contraceptive (the pill)
  • Hovercraft
  • Robot
  • First leak free ball point pen
  • First copy machine

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