Obsolete Products

Timeline created by lailad17
  • Phonograph's

    The phonograph changed the music industry forever, made of hard rubber and shellac for sound recording or playback, it would use the vibration of a stylus or needle following a spiral groove on a revolving disc or cylinder. Over the years the idea of the phonograph became obsolete due to the release of records and record players, such as the vinyl wave in the 1950s.
  • Rotary Phones

    Rotary Phones
    In the 1960s the rotary phone was introduced, the rotary phone was used as a regular phone but the digits were arranged in a circular layout so that a finger wheel may be rotated against spring tension with one finger.
  • Eight-Track Tape

    Eight-Track Tape
    An eight-track tape is a hard plastic cartridge that stored up to 45 min of music or sound, they were introduced when the Ford Motor Company included 8-track players as an accessory for the Ford Mustang. In 1982 and 1983 8-tracks were phased out of retail stores as technology progressed.
  • Floppy Disk

    Floppy Disk
    At its peak in the 1970s-1990s, the floppy disk was used for data storage as well as back up and transfers between computers. With the invention of the cloud and online storage services like Box, Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, Carbonite, and Microsoft's SkyDrive, we have no use for the floppy disk.
  • Phonebooks

    The phone book could be summarised as a phone dictionary, the phone book is a book that lists the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the people and businesses in a certain area.
  • Console TV

    Console TV
    Popular in North America, the console televisions are distinguished from standard CRT televisions by their factory-built, non-removable, wooden cabinets and speakers. Due to the demand for larger televisions, console TVs could not compete with their competitors causing them to go obsolete.
  • Slide projector

    Slide projector
    The slide projector was used to project photographic slides by using optical and mechanical methods. Used commonly in the workplace or by scholars, due to advancements in technology there are better and more practical projects out there; which cause the decline of slide projectors.
  • Encyclopedias

    Before the invention of cellphones back in the seventeen hundreds, the encyclopedias were sets of books created to give information about one or many subjects. As the digital age came about we have access to that information and more in the back of our pockets with phones, with the new advancements in technology encyclopedias have become obsolete for society has no use for them. 1766-2010
  • Typewriters

    Typewriters were an office essential back in the days, they were used to write letters on paper, and when the user presses a key a steel type hits a ribbon and transfers ink from that ribbon to the paper. With the invention of computers with are a faster and more efficient way to write letters, they can do everything a typewriter could do and better which caused the typewriter to faze out from the workplace.
  • Movie Rental Stores

    Movie Rental Stores
    Video rental stores where businesses that allowed you to come in and home videos such as movies, prerecorded TV shows, video game discs, and other content. With the popularity of applications such as Netflix and On-Demand services, the accessibility of having access to the same content in the comfort of your own home has cause these chain stores to become obsolete.