George Braunsdorf, left, 6 feet 4 inches and Joe Damone, 5 feet 1 inch, demonstrate a pipe called the “Double Ender” in New York, June 2, 1949. According to its manufacturer, the pipe was designed as a means of conserving tobacco by a couple of pipe smokers down on their luck, or, sharing a smoke at a ball game. (via Business Insider, photo by Ed Ford)
Sparton brands of television sets were produced the Sparton Corporation (originally called Sparks Withington) in Jackson, Michigan, and later in London, Ontario, Canada. The television shown above was produced in Canada after the manufacturing facility in the United States was closed.