Just the other day, I asked my seven-year-old grandson Bradley if he knew what a turntable was, and then I hit him with, "Have you ever seen a cassette tape?" Of course, he had no clue but remained curious about these old-timey inventions, especially when I told him both of these classic contraptions played music.
My 4-year-old granddaughter, Winnie, only knows that when she tells Alexa to play Shakira's "Waka Waka," it instantly begins to play. This is why I decided to write this article so I could show them some of the prehistoric inventions I used growing up.
Vintage Gadgets and Other Stuff Your Kids Will Never Understand
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