Bizarre Victorian Inventions - PDF Scrapbook / Slideshow
From the curious backwaters and dead ends of science, we proudly present some of the brilliantly wacky ideas that didn't quite make it! From the drawing board and think tank, to File 13, via the odd strange or failed experiment... you can savor the eureka moment of these crackpot concepts in this handpicked selection of rare & forgotten images from the 19th century archives and abandoned patent vaults! Evolutionary dead ends of technology and scientific red herrings, plus some eccentric anachronisms - just too far ahead of their time - these inspired and ingenious inventions will amuse, and maybe inspire you! Who could have predicted that there would be no market for the family velocipede but that the pocket machine gun, automatic teller and electric stair lift would eventually succeed! Illustrations annotated with humorous contemporary captions. Downloadable in PDF ebook format with optional random page transition effects for amusing browsing! Lab humor, a hi-tech treat for all science history fans and armchair inventors!