People don’t know what these are anymore, but do you remember?

As technology changes quickly and seems to make our lives easier by the minute, smart things from the past become less and less useful. This seems true for almost everything we do, from listening to music to getting from A to B. Everything is indeed changing.

This means that some of the “technology” of the past is now just a vague memory, and future, people will have no idea what some of the things we loved back then were. Like these “coins”…

But do you know what they were for?

If you’re reading this and over a certain age, you might know what these are. Yes, they are “needle threaders,” which used to be a must-have in every home.

Remember when girls were taught to sew when they were young? These little guys made it easier to get the thread through the eye of a needle.
Along with a needle, a tape measure, scissors, pins, and a pincushion, this was part of every sewing kit.
I remember my mom taught me how to use these, but I don’t think I was ever that good at it. Were you?

Here are a few more fun facts… Could you tell me what these are? If you can figure out what your comments are, you can post them on Facebook… I knew who they were right away, too. Oh no! Does that mean I’m getting old?

Here are three more things that most of my friends won’t know…
1. Spout for opening oil cans

The sheet metal spouts on these old-fashioned opener spouts were made to open tins of turbine engine oil.
When oil came in cans instead of plastic bottles, oil spouts looked like hand shovels with a triangular metal piece in the middle.

2. Keys to church

Before twist-offs and pull-tabs, you had to have these when I was a kid… The sharp ends of these tools were used to make holes in beer and soda cans.

3. Adapters for records

What is this, then? If you put a record on the record player that was the wrong size, you could use one of these adapters to make it fit. It probably looks more like a frisbee to kids than anything else.

Share this article with your friends and ask if they remember these old tools.


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