The History of Roller Skating

Early 1700s – Skeelers In Holland, an unknown Dutchman decided to go ice skating in the summer, ice skating was the widespread method used in the Netherlands to travel the numerous frozen canals in winter. The unknown inventor accomplished dry land skating by nailing wooden spools to strips of wood and attaching them to his…

The History of Diecast Models

People choose to collect many different things — stamps, coins, movies, and so on — but few hobby niches have quite the following like diecast model cars. For true passionates, there are few things better than adding a new vehicle to their collection, particularly if it is of a rare model series. But how did these…

The History of Vinyl Records

Today’s vinyl records aren’t that much different from those that were introduced in the 1940s. The styles of music and the artists have changed, and a few refinements have improved their sound quality, most notably the introduction of stereo sound in the late 1950s, but the basic record has not. Before Vinyl, There Was Shellac:…