Weird Inventions from the Past, Part 2


An experimental flying bicycle (Photo by Easyart/PA Wire)


Beauty Micrometer, 1934, analyzed facial flaws for Makeup (Image via Lela London)


The Isolater, 1925 (Image via Kitschy Kitschy Coo)


Bike tyre used as a swimming aid, invented by Italian M. Goventosa de Udine.


Stroller equipped with a radio, including antenna and loudspeaker, to keep the baby quiet, USA, 1921.


Massive automatic hair dryer


Tsar Nikolai’s II Car with skates, 1917


Clap skate – In 1936, inventor R. Handl came up with the movable heel plate, but it wasn’t until 1996 that this concept revolutionized skating.

indoor skiing

Indoor skiing


Folding bridge for emergencies – The emergency bridge can easily be transported on a handcart, invented by L. Deth. The Netherlands, 1926


Faxed newspaper – In 1938, the world’s first wireless newspaper was sent from WOR radio station in New York City.  In this photo, children are reading the children’s page of a Missouri paper.


Bikes for your feet


Beating Breasts, 1963.  A pair of artificial breasts with a built-in heartbeat, an invention from  Japan intended as a sleeping aid for very young children.


The Cigarette Pack Holder created in 1955.


Russell E. Oakes, an amateur American inventor, wearing his problem-solving inventions, which include spikes around his arms which enabled him to weave through busy department stores and a wind-up spaghetti eater, circa 1955. (Photo by Evans/Three Lions/Getty)

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