A fond look at once essential everyday items now fading away

Some everyday items have been disappearing from modern society. The ‘Shoe-fitting fluoroscopes,’ also called ‘X-ray Show Fitters,’ used to be in shoe stores from the 1920s to the 1970s, and they were used to help fit shoes for children during that era. The cigarette machine was a vending machine that took money in exchange for a pack of cigs. Modern machines required an I.D. card, and most devices don’t exist anymore because of the chance of underage smoking. Another vending machine that no longer occupies street corners is the newspaper vending machine. These devices were responsible for 46% of newspaper...