April 21, 2021

20 Odd Inventions From the Past That Are Useless Nowadays

The rapid development of technology has made it possible to have a lot of new inventions day by day, but as we move forward in the future those things we consider state of the art, can disappear in the blink of an eye.

Today everything goes by in a rush, but if we look back in time when things were more simple, we can see some odd-looking inventions that helped ease the everyday routine. From absolutely massive aerial cameras to diving suits that will haunt your nightmares, check out a collection of incredible technology from the post below!

#1 300 Year Old Library Tool That Enabled A Researcher To Have Seven Books Open At Once, Yet Conveniently Nearby (Palafoxiana Library, Puebla)


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

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#3 350 Year Old Pocket Watch Carved From A Single Colombian Emerald

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#4 The World’s Oldest Surviving Diving Suit: The Old Gentleman, From 1860

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#5 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.


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#6 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


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

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#8 A British Couple Sleeps Inside A “Morrison Shelter” Used As Protection From Collapsing Homes During The WWII ‘Blitz’ Bombing Raids… March 1941

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

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#10 One-Wheel Motorcycle, Germany, 1925

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

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#12 Philco Predicta Television From The Late 1950s<

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

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#14 The Old “Telefontornet” Telephone Tower In Stockholm, Sweden, With Approximately 5,500 Telephone Lines C. 1890

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#15 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

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

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#17 Motorized Roller-Skate Salesman In California, 1961

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#18 TV Glasses Decades Before Google Glass, 1960s

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#19 The Open Side View Of An Old Calculator

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#20 FBI’s Fingerprint Files, 1944

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