Old Technology Is Interesting… But Quite Odd (30 PICS)

Posted in PICTURES       21 Nov 2020       5206       5

300 Year Old Library Tool That Enabled A Researcher To Have Seven Books Open At Once, Yet Conveniently Nearby (Palafoxiana Library, Puebla)

350 Year Old Pocket Watch Carved From A Single Colombian Emerald

In 1955, This Tiny Electric Narrow Gauge Train Was Installed In New York’s Holland Tunnel To Monitor Traffic Speed

The World's Oldest Surviving Diving Suit: The Old Gentleman, From 1860

A British Couple Sleeps Inside A "Morrison Shelter” Used As Protection From Collapsing Homes During The WWII 'Blitz' Bombing Raids... March 1941

Izismile Video Collection

Robo-Vac, A Self-Proppeled Vacuum Cleaner Part Of Whirlpool’s Miracle Kitchen Of The Future, A Display At The 1959 American National Exhibition In Moscow, 1959

Philco Predicta Television From The Late 1950s

Motorola Vice President John F. Mitchell Showing Off The Dynatac Portable Radio Telephone In New York City In 1973

This Car Is A French 'Delahaye 175s Roadster', Introduced At The Paris Motor Show In 1949. Only One Was Ever Made. It Was Recently Sold At Auction For Around Five Million Dollars.

Kodak K-24 Camera, Used For Aerial Photography During Ww2 By The Americans

A Rail Zeppelin And A Steam Train Near The Railway Platform. Berlin, Germany, 1931

Motorized Roller-Skate Salesman In California, 1961

The Old "Telefontornet" Telephone Tower In Stockholm, Sweden, With Approximately 5,500 Telephone Lines C. 1890

Helen, An American Indian Telephone And Switchboard Operator, Montana, 1925

Soviet Peasants Listen To The Radio For The First Time, 1928

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A Thin TV Screen (Only 4 Inches Thick) With An Automatic Timing Device To Record TV Programs For Later Viewing Is The Wave Of The Future As Shown At The Home Furnishings Market In Chicago, Illinois, On June 21, 1961

One-Wheel Motorcycle, Germany, 1925

The Open Side View Of An Old Calculator

FBI's Fingerprint Files, 1944.

TV Glasses Decades Before Google Glass, 1960s

The Hindenburg Takes Shape, 1932

The First Public Demonstration Of A Computer Mouse, Graphical User Interface, Windowed Computing, Hypertext And Word Processing, 1968

Bikes For Your Feet

The 'Isolator' , By Hugo Gernsback: A Helmet For Insulating The Senses Against Distraction; From The Journal Science And Invention, Vol. 13, No. 3, July 1925

Jay Ohrberg's 'Double Wide' Limousine. Built By The Man Who Also Created The 'American Dream' Superlimo

Orgone Accumulator, A Device Sold In The 1950s To Allow A Person Sitting Inside To Attract Orgone, A Massless 'Healing Energy'. The Fda Noted That One Purchaser, A College Professor, Knew It Was "Phony" But Found It "Helpful Because His Wife Sat Quietly In It For Four Hours Every Day."

1911: Chester Mcduffee And His Ads Diving Suit, Aluminum Alloy Weighing 485 Lbs/200 Kg

A Man With A Punt Gun, A Type Of Large Shotgun Used For Duck Hunting. It Could Kill Over 50 Birds At Once And Was Banned In The Late 1860s

Using A Two-Horn Listening Device At Bolling Field In Washington, D.c., In 1921 Before The Invention Of Radar, To Listen For Distant Aircraft

A 5mb Hard Disk Drive Being Loaded Onto A Plane, In 1956



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Trudy 3 days ago
#5 looks like it wouldn’t help if a building collapsed on it.
       
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Arnold 3 days ago
Trudy, Yeah. If the cage actually held up, you'd have to escape the cage and then dig yourself out of the rubble.
       
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Ford 3 days ago
#10 Dang, that would be a real bitch to hold steady when taking a picture and the view finder on it looks hard to use too.
       
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Salvador 3 days ago
Much of the technology that we still use today was first developed during WWII. Always enjoy seeing historical photos, though some of the things they did for fitness and beauty looked a bit pyscho.
       
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Newt 2 days ago
Salvador,
As opposed to the things they do for fitness and beauty now?
       
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