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Inventions that didn't change the world

Inventions that didn't change the world

  • €22.50


What is it? 
Here is every solution you could possibly require for problems you never knew you had. 'Inventions that Didn’t Change the World ' is a fascinating visual tour through some of the more bizarre inventions registered with the British authorities in the nineteenth century. In an era when Britain was the workshop of the world, design protection (nowadays patenting) was all the rage, and the apparently lenient approval process meant that all manner of bizarre curiosities were painstakingly recorded, in beautiful colour illustrations and well-penned explanatory text. Irreverent commentary contextualises each submission and takes a humorous view on how each has stood the test of time. Discover such gems as a ventilating top hat, an artificial leech, an anti-explosive alarm whistle and a currant-cleaning machine. 

Who wrote it?
Julie Halls

What size is it?
Hardcover, 178mm x 250mm x 30mm, 224 pages

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