Amphibious Bicycle (1932)
This land-and-water bike can carry a load of 120 pounds; Paris, 1932.
A turntable linked to a film projector. It comes with single, dual and triple turntable. Designed by F.B.A. Prinsen, 1929.
Electrically Heated Jacket (1932)
Electrically heated vest, developed for the traffic police in the United States, 1932. The power is supplied by electric contacts in the street.
All Terrain Vehicle (1931)
This all-terrain car can descend slopes up to 65 degrees; England, 1936.
Hamblin Glasses (1936)
A pair of spectacles especially designed for reading in bed. England, 1936.
Piano For the Bedridden (1935)
Piano especially designed for people confined to bedrest; Great Britain, 1935.
Extensible Caravan (1934)
Extensible caravan, built by a French engineer. France, 1934.
Clap Skate (1936)
In 1936, inventor R. Handl came up with the movable heel plate, but it wasn’t until 1996 that this concept revolutionized skating.
Hat With Integrated Radio (1931)
Portable radio in a straw hat, made by an American inventor in 1931.
Radio Stroller (1921)
Stroller equipped with a radio, including antenna and loudspeaker, to keep the baby quiet; USA, 1921.
Wooden Bathing Suits (1929)
Wooden bathing suits, supposed to make swimming a lot easier. Haquian, Washington, USA, 1929.
Life Jackets Made From Bicycle Tubing (1925)
A group of youngsters tied a bike tyre around the body as a swimming aid. Germany, 1925.
Single Wheel Motorcycle (1931)
One wheel motorcycle (invented by Italian M. Goventosa de Udine). Maximum speed: 150 kilometers per hour ( 93 Mph).
Bulletproof Glass (1931)
Bulletproof glass, demonstration by the best rifle man of the New York police, 1931.
Revolver Camera (1938)
A Colt 38 carrying a small camera that automatically takes a picture when you pull the trigger. At the left: six pictures taken by the camera. New York, 1938.
Baby Stroller Protected From Gas Attacks (1938)
A wartime stroller equipped with gas protection; England, Hextable, 1938.
Snowstorm Mask (1939)
Plastic face protection from snowstorms. Canada, Montreal, 1939.
Faxed Newspaper (1938)
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.
Portable and Extendable Bridge (1926)
The emergency bridge can easily be transported on a handcart; invented by L. Deth. The Netherlands, 1926.
Early GPS (1932)
Yesteryear’s TomTom, a rolling key map that passes through the screen in a tempo determined by the speed of the car; 1932.
Hearing Light For the Blind (1912)
Hearing light with a new invented apparatus, 1912.
Car With Shovel For Pedestrians (1924)
Kind of shovel on a car. Purpose: reducing the number of casualties among pedestrians. Paris, 1924.