The CB Radio Craze (1970’s)

CB radio closeup

The CB radio was invented in 1945 by Al Gross, the inventor of the walkie-talkie and owner of the Citizens Radio Corporation.  The radio became popular with small businesses and blue-collar workers like carpenters, plumbers, and electricians who used the radio as a tool to communicate with coworkers. By 1960, the costs to produce the 23-channel radio…

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How an eccentric nudist colonist invented the Lava Lamp (1960’s)

Vintage Crestworth Atro Lantern Lava Lamp

A lava lamp (or Astro lamp as it was originally known), is a decorative light featuring various colored, oozing blobs of wax that rise and fall in a heated and lighted lamp. Englishman Edward Craven Walker invented the lava lamp in 1963 and the device grew in popularity during the 1960’s psychedelic craze.

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