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MAKING THE MODERN WORLD
Stories about the lives we've made

Everyday Life:Personal

Are the most significant manufactured items the everyday objects we carry? Watches and mobile phones, and more intimate technologies like contraceptives, medications and razors, help define our identity and lifestyle.

Clay tobacco pipe, 1720-70 Clay tobacco pipe, 1730-70 Cutthroat razor, 1750-1850 Cylinder watch by Ellicott... Folding razor, English, c.... Gold pocketwatch and chain...
Column dial by Henry Rober... Hand spectacles, French, 1... Horizontal magnetic sundia... Meerschaum tobacco pipe, B... Meerschaum tobacco pipe, B... Pair of muzzle-loading fli...