Slide 1: Pole Lamp


The tension rod pole lamp was a staple in the 1970s home. It usually had three individual lamps on it, stationed at different heights, focused in different directions. With the current trend toward great rooms with cathedral ceilings, it’s hard to find a place to put a pole lamp these days.

Memory Lane: 15 Household Items From Your Childhood That New Houses Will Never See

As technology continues to evolve all around us, household items that were once commonplace have slowly fallen out of favor to be replaced by the latest and greatest. Whatever happened to the electric bun warmers that Mom and Grandma had? Would a rotary phone even work on the digital infrastructure we have now? (The answer is, “It depends.”) While many of yesteryear's biggest hits have disappeared for good, a few are still holding on. For example, wood paneling is actually coming back into fashion in some applications, and vinyl record and Polaroid enthusiasts can still feed their passions with vintage equipment. If you’ve ever said, “Well, back when I was a kid...,” come take a trip down memory lane with us as we visit some of our favorite household blasts from the past.

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