Sorry, Millennials, only Boomers will be able to recognize these 11 objects

What the heck is that gizmo?

Gadgets and whatnot all kind of look the same today -- flat, sleek, shiny. Back in the day, there were a lot more knobs and chrome.

Below you will find 11 everyday objects from the 20th century. Well, close-up fragments of them. 

But we think a Boomer will recognize the whole thing from just a part. You probably have to be Gen-X or older to recognize them all!

Try to guess all 11!

  1. What would you do with this object?
  2. Where would you find this object?
  3. What would this black ribbon help you do?
  4. Where would you put these cubes?
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  5. What would removing these black plastic tabs do?
  6. What would you clean with this?
  7. Would would you most likely listen to with this?
  8. Where would you find this tennis player?
  9. Where would you find this?
  10. Where would you find this shiny object?
  11. Finally, where would you find all these knobs?

Sorry, Millennials, only Boomers will be able to recognize these 11 objects

Your Result...

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nikoleaw 1 day ago
I'm a GenXer and we used every last one of those things - and I got all 11 correct.
WILD 4 days ago
You got 11 out of 11
You are either a Boomer... or a fan of antiques! Nice work!
David 9 days ago
11 of 11. Even a GenXer would handily know these.
Thomas 14 days ago
I confused the Pee Chee folder with a box for Wheaties cereal as was probably expected to occur but the typewriter ribbon was intimidating .
booster 20 days ago
I'm a boomer and missed #6 and #8. Never used either.
David booster 9 days ago
How did you clean your records?
JDnHuntsvilleAL 20 days ago
Well I'm a boomer and I had no idea what #8 was.
WILD JDnHuntsvilleAL 4 days ago
I only knew it because I've done this quiz before and I got it wrong the first time.
Carrie 23 days ago
I got 10/11 The only one I missed was #8. I thought it was a box of Wheaties.
thedude1500 Carrie 23 days ago
Same here
BobD Carrie 22 days ago
Me too.
David Carrie 9 days ago
The drawing was too rudimentary for a cereal box.
Kellyedee 23 days ago
Have to be a boomer....sorry millennials? Have they forgotten there is a generation in between? Because we X-ers aren't social media hounds constantly drawing attention to ourselves we what..get overlooked? You forget we either grew up with these objects too or we at least recognize them from the movies of our youth :(
MrBill 24 days ago
8/11; missed 6, 8 & 10.
Emily MrBill 24 days ago
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AlF 24 days ago
11/11. Either I am a boomer, a fan of antiques, or an antique...
Emily AlF 24 days ago
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David AlF 9 days ago
One can also be all three.
JKMallaber 24 days ago
Never saw one of those folders on #8. Looks like that lady just blasted that kid with that racket. Maybe my eyes are just too tired . . . Got all the rest, though.
AlF JKMallaber 24 days ago
We lived waaay out of town, so my parents discouraged extracurriculars other than chores at home. I carried plain colored folders while many of my friends carried Pee-Chees.
Emily JKMallaber 24 days ago
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JDnHuntsvilleAL AlF 20 days ago
I lived IN town, and I've never heard of Pee-Chees. Must be a local thing making it ineligible for this quiz.
David JDnHuntsvilleAL 9 days ago
Pee Chee is national and now made by Mead. They were even featured in Stranger Things.
Catman 24 days ago
11/11 but I guessed on #8. Never saw one of those.
Emily Catman 24 days ago
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boogerdogger 24 days ago
Piece of cake!
Got em all.
Even owned a Vega-Matic......didn't do too well with tomatoes though.
Emily boogerdogger 24 days ago
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Mydoglucky9 24 days ago
I love old sitcoms and in Perry Mason, a drama I love, there are cigarette machines practically every episode and on an episode of The Facts Of Life there was a cigarette machine in a bus station and there wete vending machines in Eastland School.
Emily Mydoglucky9 24 days ago
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Mydoglucky9 24 days ago
I got 9 out of 11. It took me a few minutes to guess that cigarette lighter. It's been a long time since I've seen one. When I was a kid my parents were big time smokers. He died from lung cancer and she has COPD.
Emily Mydoglucky9 24 days ago
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AgingDisgracefully 24 days ago
What about the church-key can opener?
What good was it financing a derelict to by some beer if you couldn't access product?
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DavidBarker 24 days ago
You got 11 out of 11
You are either a Boomer... or a fan of antiques! Nice work!
Emily DavidBarker 24 days ago
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fran 24 days ago
I got 9 and I was born in 1984. We used most of these things still well into the 90s....
Emily fran 24 days ago
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