"Mobile phone users will be able to take a virtual 3D tour through the ancient of Westminster Abbey, starting at Great West Door – the point where Kate Middleton began her walk down the aisle to meet Prince William.
Abbey 3D, featuring an internal scaled replica of the 1000-year-old Abbey, uses revolutionary laser scanning technology and 3D modelling."
"Tim Dye is moving his entire collection from his home in Broken Arrow, Okla., to the Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, 205 N. Mill St., which is scheduled to open July 23. He began his collection when he was 16, after purchasing a wrecked 1968 GTO.
Dye, an author, collector and historian of Pontiacs and Oaklands — a General Motors make that preceded the Pontiac — says the museum will feature showroom brochures, advertising posters, model cars, matchbooks, books, toys, plates, glasses and various promotional items."
"world’s second-largest collection of Florida vertebrate fossils. The museum will honor Lake Wales resident John Waldrop for the donation of his collection during the fourth annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Vertebrate Paleontology at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Paramount Plaza Hotel in Gainesville."
"Collecting since 1983, her interest in this hobby was launched during a family trip to Magnetic Hill. Visiting the gift shop, a display of miniature furniture captured her imagination. Later, during a trip to Bangor, Maine she remembered the display when looking for a gift to take back for her daughter.
'I saw this little crib in a window. There were no blankets on it, no doll, but the sides went up and down. I thought that it was really perfect!'"
"Tonner’s long-time interest in collecting fashion dolls led him to try his hand at doll sculpting. In 1985, Tonner received a glowing review from an esteemed panel of judges at the National Institute of American Doll Artists Conference in NYC for a model-like fashion doll he had entered for critique. During the years that followed, Tonner turned more of his attention to developing and perfecting his doll designs, while still pursuing his career as a rising fashion designer. In 1991, he left the fashion industry to start the Robert Tonner Doll Company."
"Tonka toy trucks were created by Mound Metalcraft Company in 1947 in a schoolhouse basement near Lake Minnetonka. An immediate success, the half dozen employees produced 37,000 toy trucks that first year. Since then, entire generations of children have grown up with Tonka trucks."
"Starting at the age of sixteen with a packet of Munchies, Robert Opie built up the collection that now extends to all aspects of daily life - toys, magazines, technology, travel, souvenirs, fashion and design.
From 1984 to 2001, the collection was housed in the Museum of Advertising and Packaging in Gloucester. In December 2005, the Museum moved to London with the aid of pi global who undertook fundraising and many other tasks including achieving charitable status in 2002."
"Carousels probably were first made in the 1700s to train spear-throwers, not as enjoyable rides for children. A horseback rider would ride toward a hanging ring and try to put the spear through it. By the late 1700s in Europe, there were small, light, movable carousels that traveled from city to city. The modern carousel was introduced in the United States in the 1860s. Gustav Dentzel started a company that made carousel figures and parts."
1924 Roy Allen registers the name "A & W Root Beer", and the A & W logo with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.
1948 new 10 ounce root beer mug from the Indiana Glass Company (#1518) is introduced to A & W restaurants. It has a half-heart shaped handle, and features a red/black/white bull's-eye logo.
1965 A & W applies for a trade-mark on the bull's-eye logo.
1968 A & W International first uses an image of an oval double-boomerang with letters "A & W" as a trademark logo.
A & W International first uses an image of an oval double-boomerang with letters "A & W" as a trademark logo. 
A & W adopts a new logo in the US (after bottling 6000 cases with the old logo). It is changed to an orange/brown/white oval design. "A" and "W" are in brown and the "&" is in orange, on a white field. Outside of the white is a half orange, half brown oval ring.
A & W founder Roy Allen dies.
The name of the A & W Root Beer Company is changed to A & W International.
1969 (mid-year) Logo decal used on root beer mugs from the Indiana Glass Company is modified to remove most of white color from behind the orange/brown colors, allowing them to bond to the glass, giving the product a longer life.
1972 The logo on the 3 1/2 ounce, 8 ounce, and 14 ounce root beer mugs from the Indiana Glass Company is changed to include an orange/brown map of the continental United States surrounding the A & W lettering. Removed in 1976
A & W (USA) begins using an image as a trade-mark of a walking bear in a sweater with an oval A & W logo on its chest. 
A & W (USA) begins using "ROOTBEAR" as a trade-mark.
1975 A & W Brands first uses an image with text "FROSTY MUG TASTE" as applied to soft drinks.
1978 The Indiana Glass Company adds an oval-shaped escutcheon to the 8 ounce and 14 ounce A & W root beer mugs, to assist in locating the logo decal.
"While postcards are perhaps the most well known of the products made by Raphael Tuck, this company also printed such items as paper dolls, children's books, jigsaw puzzles, Christmas cards and Valentine cards. They also produced items called 'coloured scraps' - which is what the items in today's question happen to be.
Raphael Tuck was born in Koschmin, Prussia (now Poland) on Aug. 7, 1821. He was a carpenter by trade and eventually had seven children with his wife, Ernestine. In 1864, when war broke out between Prussia and Denmark, Tuck decided to move his family to England. In 1865, they settled in London."
"In 1564, Captain John Hawkins and his crew introduced pipe smoking to England and over the next few decades the demand for American leaf grew significantly. Sir Walter Raleigh is credited with popularizing pipe-smoking at the English royal court not long after. A few decades later, John Rolfe brought South American tobacco seed to the Jamestown Virginia settlement and raised the first crop of “tall tobacco” in what is now the U.S. By the 1730s, the first North American tobacco factories had appeared in Virginia manufacturing snuff"