Photo #1 - An adding machine. Accountants would get a workout pulling the lever while totalling up amounts.
Photo #2 - Typewriter ribbon. This one is fancy smancy with both black AND red ink!
Photo #3 - A wringer washer. Wet, soggy clothes were fed into one side of the wringer, and something resembling Wile E. Coyote after an encounter with a steam roller came out the other side.
Photo #4 - A computer punch card. Judging by your comments on the quiz, many of you have very fond memories of these things.
Photo #5 - Kudos to my clever cousin, Bradi who guessed this one correctly. It is indeed a vacuum tube or as it's formally called - a pneumatic transport system capsule. Compressed air or vacuums caused the capsule to shoot along tubes within a building, transporting money or mail. Cool, huh?
Photo #6 - Popular with Cold War Era spies and librarians, these microfiche cards hold teeny tiny photographs of information. The cards are placed in a projector which enlarges the data so it can be read.
Photo #7 - Everyone know this one, right? But does anyone know what it is called? I'll call it a 45 record centre hole thingy (and yes, that's how we Canadians spell center).
Photo #8 - A floppy disk. My very first computer game was on these things - Leisure Suit Larry. The goal of the game was to get Larry laid. I spent hours at it!
Photo #9 - A phone cord - great fun for fidgeters (that really should be a word!)
Photo #10 - a hair dryer. In decades past when everyone seemed to have more time, woman would relax under these things with a magazine. The down side was you couldn't hear the beauty shop gossip.
Photo #11 - A credit card imprint machine. Cha Ching!
And now that I've come to the end of my quiz and we're all feeling older than dirt, let's all have a laugh with Leisure Suit Larry!