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

Plastic toothbrushes or teddy bear fur - almost everything we touch came from a special invention and needs tools for manufacture. This section displays over 400 everyday articles manufactured between 1750 and today. Technology is woven through our daily lives at home, at work or at play.

Marilyn Haynes-Smith, London
scene:When she had to sell her old sewing machine, my mother cried for the rest of the day.scene:

Marilyn Haynes-Smith, London

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Tish Fearn, Yorkshire
scene:Mucking out six stables a day at my horse sanctuary gave me chronic tendonitis. I wasn't going to give up the horses, so I had to redesign the mucking-out fork.scene:

Tish Fearn, Yorkshire

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Ade Andu, London
scene:Ok, I don't have green fingers. But I like houseplants. So what do we do now?scene:

Ade Andu, London

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