We have posted several gift guides over the past few days, in anticipation of Black Friday, that most holy of days for those who love shopping and trampling people. But maybe you're a little overwhelmed by all the new technology out there. Maybe you yearn for a simpler time when kids played with model trains and not iPads, when the concept of a machine pouring your drink instead of a person was novel.
Never you fret. We've got you covered. We went back 60 years into the Popular Science archive and found the most exciting gadgets from 1952. There's options for any budget--from the lightest car available (at the time) to a vintage GPS that's basically just a map-holder. We also found one gadget, the last slide in the gallery, that would make the perfect present for just about anybody. You're welcome.
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