Most vintage photos are opportunities to admire the style of decades past.
Others are opportunities to thank the stars that technology has advanced since the time of the photo.
I'll let you decide what category this picture of a microwave from the 1940s falls into:
Just looking at the open-air configuration makes me want to move far, far away from it. Also, the thing looks like a robot. And it's massive.
No wonder it took decades to get microwaves into homes.
Occasionally, old stuff is worth money. Click through to see if any garage finds are "investments."
Do you have a home story idea or tip? Email us at email@example.com. (PR pitches sent to this address will be ignored.)