We are certainly blessed to live in the age that we do – we have phones, electricity, “I” this and that and the internet. But not all inventions made it as far as those did. Let’s take a look at a few ideas from the past…
#1 This 1938 stroller protected babies from gas – you have to know what was on the minds of the general public – wow!
#2 This 1931 motorcycle had only one wheel!
#3 These 1939 cones were designed to protect wearers from storms and blizzards. (These were the earliest type of “coneheads” if you ask me.)
#4 This 1939 bicycle was created to fit the whole family – including the sewing machine!
#5 This ice cube mask was intended to cure hangovers (1947).
#6 A 1931-version of an all-terrain vehicle.
#7 This invention allowed one to smoke in the rain (1931).
#8 This 1931 cycle allowed one to move on land and water.
#9 A hat and radio all in one! (1931).
#10 These 1936 eye glasses let you read while lying down.
#11 These 1925 life jackets were made from bicycle tubing.
#12 This 1935 piano could be played while one was in bed.
#13 The almost-hair dryer.
#14 The revolver with a built-in camera that takes a picture before a shot is fired. (1938)
#15 A safety net to protect pedestrians and bystanders from moving cars (1924).
#16 Take two puffs for the price of one! (1932)
#17 No bridge? No problem – we brought our own! (1926)
#18 Now that’s a stretched RV! (1934)
#19 Contraption to help teach kids how to walk. (1939)