Distinctive Kitchen Devices & Small Home Equipment


The weird devices have been usurped by USB drives and movement-activated mild bulbs — and Thalheimer’s oddball appeal is nowhere to be seen. By 1979, Thalheimer’s system of promoting was so successful that he decided to launch his personal catalog of high-tech devices nobody knew they wanted. The mail-order catalog — a publication that lists products and allows prospects to order them remotely via mail or telephone — had been around for a century.

Gadget Catalog