I recently was given an old Kodak Brownie Camera, the Target Six-16, produced between 1946 and 1951. The camera itself isn't extraordinary, perhaps millions of these were made and I'm sure there are still quite a few out there at garage sales and tucked away in attics . What is interesting about this particular example is that it came with the original box and instruction manual which, in and of themselves, are interesting historical objects. The camera is about as simple as a camera can be, just a box with a lens/shutter and spools for the film, plus a rudimentary viewfinder. Simple, cheap and thus ubiquitous.
One neat little touch that I quite like is the Art Deco front plate. It evokes images of the 1920's and 30's and some kind of historical glamour even though the camera itself was made fifteen or twenty years later than that time period.
A nice premium mediocre touch.
To quote wikipedia "During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress."
I guess everyone could use some of that.