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Deutsches Technikmuseum - Exhibit of the Month

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Exhibit of the Month: Graziella Junior Folding Bicycle, 1969

Photo: White children´s bike with yellow tires and blue seat. The fenders as well as the chain guard and handlebar are chromed. The folding mechanism is found right in front of the bottom bracket. There is a hexagon key in a holder on the seat post. © SDTB / Photo: C. Kirchner

Adventurous childhood: My first bicycle and the whole world expands ...


With audio guide "200 years on two wheels"
Glass cabinet in the entrance hall

Exhibit of the Month: Trouser Presser from the Company Horolac, 1930 - 35

Photo: There are two back-to-back highly polished rectangular plates that can be separated by squeezing two wooden blocks that are attached to clamps on the plates. This construct is attached to a wooden handle that has an electric cord coming out of it. © SDTB/ Photo: C. Kirchner

This device promised to make a razor-sharp crease in just one minute - even while the pants were being worn.


Exhibit of the Month: Hand-held fire extinguisher "Spitztüte", 1926

Advertising poster from the founding years of the Minimax company © SDTB/Historisches Archiv. The graphic shows a stylized, athletic looking angel fighting a burning fire with a fire extinguisher shaped like a pointed cone.

"A fire will soon be weak as a mouse, if Minimax is in the house!"

Go and see for yourself!


Exhibit of the Month: Advertising column displaying the medication Contergan, 1958

Graphic - detail of the ad poster: A man in supine position fills a handful of white pills in a funnel, its spout he had pushed directly in his mouth. Text: "To carry a victory over narcotic abuse, take 1 or 2 tablets Contergan-forte".

From todays’ perspective, the glib text on this column advertising Contergan seems more than just starry-eyed.


Exhibit of the Month: Instant cameras, 1948 and 2013

Photo: The Polaroid 95 from 1948, the first ever instant camera.

Ten years ago declared dead with the triumph of the smartphone, the "Polaroid look" is back again.