As hard as it may be to believe now, these ungodly contraptions were once considered a convenient way to create efficiency and speed for the women working in the field. They even had their own crazy old-timey version of a mobile desk, which was absolutely enormous:
At least she didn't have to Flintstone foot it while simultaneously typing.
It's almost as if she were an exhibit. Not only was someone paid to sit in this mobile cubicle for hours on end, but someone else was paid just to push them from room to room. And not even in like a fun rolling chair war kind of way. What happened if she needed to take a restroom break? Did ... did he wheel her to the door? Did he wait outside the door? Did they ever take one of these bad boys out on the road? There are too many questions.
Clearly, businesses were all about maintaining momentum and keeping their employees working as long as humanly possible. Another device used to promote efficiency was the headlamp. Not for coal miners or firemen but ... government record clerks.
"Hey, girl. Did it hurt when you fell from heaven? Because you seriously have a circle of light on your head ..."