One names gadget an often clever object, but almost always useless on the long run.
EtymologyThe etymology of the word is dubious. It is of use in English towards 1850 and attested in 1886; one can bring it closer with the words trigger and guaranteed (small tool or accessory).
The word gadget would come according to other sources from the French company Gaget which carried out the miniatures of famous the " Statue of freedom " to promote and finance this pharaonic project of Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi.
The gadgets seem to be appeared towards the end of the 19th century, at one moment when a certain industrial effectiveness started to allow their existence. They knew a maximum of success between the beginning of the Années 1960 and the end of the Années 1980. Enthusiasm in their connection became, obstruction of the wall cupboards obliges, today more moderate (2005), except by regarding more durable objects as PDA and the readers MP3.
It is possible to get some for very cheap in many the vacuum-attics organized in the big cities at the time of the beautiful days. Some are the subject of collections, either by type (key-rings, bottle openers strange, etc), or by topics (characters of cartoons, publicities of marks, etc).
One also gives by extension of direction the name of gadgets to the devices resulting from the brain of the engineer “ Q ” with which is equipped the secret agent James Bond.
Inspecteur Gadget is the name of a Cartoon French of the Années 1980, which precisely parodied the Cinéma of Espionnage, with the adventures of a Police inspector equipped with many futuristic gadgets.
- decorative Magnet or magnet to hang on the white Refrigerating S and tables.
- Ball with snow
- square Egg
- Pin' S or épinglette
- Carry-key decorated
- the jumping Peas with Conk gadget
- Box with meuh
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