With a modern obsession with technology, it may confuse younger generations to understand the importance of the timeless inventions that helped pave the way for the iPhone, Fitbits, laptops and more.

Leave it to the fine people of the Glass and China Collectors of Bakersfield to remind us of where it all began. The group's 47th annual Collectors Showcase Antique and Collectibles Show, taking place this weekend at Hodel's, will pay special tribute to "amazing inventions of the past."

The collectors group said the show is the longest-running local show of continuous sponsorship, quite an achievement as the gathering nears 50 years.

Spread across three rooms in Hodel's event space, nearly 40 dealers, from throughout the state and valley, will display fresh merchandise selected especially for the showcase. Featured items include linens, furniture, pottery, toys, primitives, vintage clothing, dolls, estate jewelry and, of course, glass and china of every variety.

In keeping with the theme, there will also be a display in the foyer of timeless inventions including old radios, typewriters, phonographs, kitchen appliances, cameras, clocks and more. 

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