At the Rushcliffe Business Partnership Annual Showcase, we displayed some vintage technology, which was at the cutting edge of its day, and compared it with the all-in-one marvel that is the modern smartphone. Take a look at what we displayed, how it compares and how it's how creative you are that counts.


We attended the showcase this year and showed off our vintage technology. Take a look at some of our images.

Polaroid 1000 Land Camera


The Rainbow-striped Polaroid 1000 is big, hands-on, clunky, somewhat difficult to hold and the results can be hit-and-miss - but it is tremendous fun to use.

GPO 746 telephone intro

The General Post Office (GPO) carried the sole responsibility for providing telecommunication services across the UK right up to the 1980s. The GPO issued a range of telephones to its subscribers.

iphone se intro

The iPhone SE was released in March 2016 as Apple’s midrange smartphone. The phone has a 4-inch screen size and nearly identical design to the earlier iPhone 5S, but includes selected hardware upgrades from the larger iPhone 6S model, including updated processor, rear camera, and support for  software features such as ApplePay, always-on Siri activation, and Live Photos.

beogram 1000 intro

The Beogram 1000 was manufactured in Denmark between 1965 and 1973 was the first Bang & Olufsen turntable to be designated with the suffix ‘Beogram'.

silver reed 500 typewriter intro

After their invention in the 1860s, typewriters quickly were adopted for practically all business correspondence. They were widely used by professional writers, in offices, and in private homes until the 1980s.