The ad on the left promotes a toy turntable that played records made of sugar and chocolate. The price of six records was 1,90 francs while the turntable was 3.90. The thing was produced by a well known german candy manufacturer 'Stollwerk' in 1905. The dimensions of the box are 16x12x5,5cm, while the horn is 18cm long.Link (Thanks, vuk!)
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.