Ah, the days when those were outdoor caps.

The "Telephone Indicator" was a magical device, if you were four - move the pointer to the desired letter, push the button, and it flipped open to the exact place you'd set. How did it do that? A little investigation revealed the role of tabs - and thus were many engineers born, I suspect. Because that was so interesting.

TV lantern did not show TV or broadcast TV or have any connection with TV whatsoever, except that the bulb was vaguely TV-shaped. "Radio" and "cyber" were also words applied to devices to give them a high-tech appeal. At least they didn't sell TV Gloves or TV Seed.

The clothes pin basket was the complicated, neurotic sibling of the red-or-yellow drive-in plastic baskets.