It was the year 1919, and the future of Christmas was in jeopardy."Santa's stinginess in handing out real pine Christmas trees in the last few years has caused us to look on him with increasing disfavor," we wrote. "But if our patron saint won't give us Christmas trees our inventors will make us some."
Families could make high-tech artificial trees in just a few easy steps. First, drill holes in wooden poles. Second, create a shaft out of the poles by binding them with a circular piece of wood. Install a clock machine into a wooden base, and once you're done, mount the shaft onto the pedestal. Stick several tree branches into the holes, trim them with ornaments and lights, then switch on the driving gear. Ta-da, you have a revolving Christmas tree.
Read the full story in "Make Your Own Christmas Tree"