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This week’s prompt inspired me to look for images of strange inventions. I happen to be rewind a book called TheWonderful Future that Never Was, which is full of cool, quirky devices. (I’ll review that book, when I finish it.)

These wacky inventions do have purpose and whimsy, but when they were first made, I assume the inventor was serious.


Source: Nationaal Archief at the Hague


Popular Science Monthly (via Internet Archive)

I guess roller blades won out.


Radio hat, Nationaal Archief


Rubber Boat Boots from National Archief