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This article covers a subject that has been deemed non-canon by either the author or the Back to the Future licensees, and thus should not be taken as a part of the "real" Back to the Future universe.


The Future Furnishings exhibit

Future Furnishings was an exhibit made for the Hill Valley Science Expo of 1931. It was an idea for the home of the future. and contained the following new innovations:

  • A shelf containing all kinds of entertainment.
  • A working phone helmet [1] granting the caller privacy. Calls could be made by saying the number rather than dialing it.
  • A bowl of wax fruit that came out of the ceiling and would be replenished by helicopters. Minus the use of helicopters, this was similar to the Garden Center fruit dispenser that would exist by 2015.
  • A potted plant (though the flower was plastic).

It could be entered through the front or by walking through the Atlas House of Glass (with a passage behind the entertainment shelf). Entering either way required a ticket.


Marty entered Future Furnishings on several occasions. He took the potted plant to switch with the plant recorder from the The Future of Law Enforcement exhibit.

He also needed the helmet phone to reach Edna Strickland through the Phone Booth of the Future.

He found himself entering through the passage in the House of Glass when in pursuit of Citizen Brown and the younger Emmett Brown.



  1. Which is demonstrated by Marty being able to call the Brown Residence.

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