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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...read more

Hardcover:

9780764351327 | Schiffer Pub Ltd, November 28, 2016, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Hundreds of 19th- and 20th-century curiosities and contraptions are catalogued in this amusing assembly of more than 1,000 images.

A funny, revealing look at inventions that never caught on with the public introduces the electric comb, automatic shaving cream filler, and a cuff holder for card sharks intent on hiding an ace up their sleaves, as well as other ill-fated ideas.

Paperback:

9780715321898 | David & Charles, August 25, 2005, cover price $12.99 | About this edition: A funny, revealing look at inventions that never caught on with the public introduces the electric comb, automatic shaving cream filler, and a cuff holder for card sharks intent on hiding an ace up their sleaves, as well as other ill-fated ideas.

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A small-sized visual collection of more than one hundred unusual innovations from the author's personal collection features such gadgets as a mechanical fruit peeler, a hand-pumped automatic shaver, and 1920s toe socks. Original.

Paperback:

9780715318218 | David & Charles, September 15, 2004, cover price $9.99 | About this edition: A small-sized visual collection of more than one hundred unusual innovations from the author's personal collection features such gadgets as a mechanical fruit peeler, a hand-pumped automatic shaver, and 1920s toe socks.

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Product Description: Book by Collins, Maurice

Hardcover:

9789971947170 | Reissue edition (Graham Brash Pte Ltd, August 1, 1987), cover price $8.00 | About this edition: Book by Collins, Maurice

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