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Toilets, Toasters & Telephones by Susan Goldman Rubin
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Jan 11, 2011

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bookshelves: nonfiction, childrens, 2012
Read from January 11, 2011 to March 21, 2012

I found this to be quite fascinating, although I set it aside for a long time and just now finished it. I would love to read an updated version of this, although it isn't too terribly behind the times yet. It does mention cell phones in its section on phones. Of course the historical bits are still accurate, it's just when comparing the older items to the newest items that this is a bit behind the times.

Some random bits I found amusing while I read:

* Boys, dogs and even geese were used to turn spits!

* Rich gold miners in California sent their shirts to Hong Kong to be washed!

* Teachers didn't like it when pencils with erasers were first made! :)

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