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Bizarre & Outlandish Gadgets & Doohickeys: Used in Everyday Life: 1851 to 1951
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Publisher Schiffer Pub Ltd
Publication date November 28, 2016
Pages 384
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780764351327
ISBN-10 076435132X
Dimensions 0 by 8.50 by 11 in.
Original list price $60.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Hundreds of 19th- and 20th-century curiosities and contraptions are catalogued in this amusing assembly of more than 1,000 images. The days from the first Great Industrial Exhibition of 1851 to the post-WWII Festival of Britain saw rapid technological advancement throughout the United Kingdom and elsewhere, and countless numbers of products, from the ingenious to the idiotic, appeared on the market. Twenty-two sections divided into time- and money-saving devices, kitchen utensils, gadgets for ladies and gentlemen, trains, bikes, autos, and many more, recall these bygone products. Some, like the moustache spoon, clearly served a need amid polite Victorian society. However, less scrupulous merchants also hawked gizmos like the nose shaper and the asthma-curing necklace. Marvel at the multitude of devices humankind has conceived, some of which could be considered forerunners of modern-day conveniences like smartphones and computers.

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About: Hundreds of 19th- and 20th-century curiosities and contraptions are catalogued in this amusing assembly of more than 1,000 images.

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