Found a sprouter NIB at a yard sale the other day. From the graphics on the box and the Joske’s price tag on it the clues point to 1981. The graphic shown is from a 1981 flyer that Google found and did OCRed.
It had some sprouting seeds in there (mung and fenugreek, I think), a tall glass jar, a pyrex draining dish (why pyrex?), and two different size plastic mesh lids. I really wanted the lids, as they are expensive everywhere I look so I had been using screens. I offered $2 and took it away.
Tried to sprout the 30yr-old mung beans for giggles, but no go. Happily sprouting lentils at the moment.
Also got more dried green peas from the Indian market; they make excellent sprouts. Moved my sprouting legumes/beans/whatever to jars instead of their rupture-prone plastic bags. Easier to arrange in the cabinet so I can see what I’ve got.