Most Weird Inventions People Used in The Pastworld's most unusual
These weird and wacky creations might be ridiculous, but they’re fun to look and laugh at.
1. Portable TV, 1967
2. The Dimple Maker, 1936 by Isabella Gilbert of Rochester, N. Y.
3. The Poker Face Mask
4. Breast Washer 1930, France.
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5. Goofybike. The family bicycle equipped with a sewing machine for mom (Oct, 1939) by Charles Steinlauf.
6. Hangover Heaven (Apr, 1947). An icemask which promised to beat hangovers
Hangover Heaven is the apt name of the unusual bonnet at right. Originally developed by makeup man Max Factor for the benefit of actresses who wish to refresh their faces on hot studio sets without spoiling their makeup, the facial ice pack was quickly diverted to another purpose by festive Hollywoodians. The headpiece, adorned with water-filled plastic cubes, is kept in the refrigerator while the water freezes.
7. Portable sauna
8. The Isolater which helped writers focus by blocking out all sights and sounds, 1925
9. A toilet mask that bleached skin to remove “imperfections”
10. The Baby Cage let city kids get fresh air… by hanging out of a window
11. A terrifying swim mask from the 1920s
12. Face protection from snowstorms, Canada 1939
13. Beauty micrometer, 1933.
This “beauty micrometer” let users know where makeup needed to be applied, 1937
Even beauty may now be reduced to cold, hard figures, according to the inventors of a device that is said to record the contours of a face with thousandth-of-an-inch accuracy. Beauty shops might use the device, the inventors say, to learn how to change their customers’ features. In the inventors’ opinion, the following measurements are ideal: nose, same length as the height of forehead; eyes, separated by a space the width of one eye.
14. The Baby Dangler
15. Car With Shovel For Pedestrians, Paris 1934
16. The Scalp Molester – a massager made up of 480 articifical fingers
17. The Pack Smoker, 1955
18. Clamps that helped to teach your kid to walk, 1939
19. A box that blasted your head with ultraviolet rays in hopes of curing diseases
20. Radio Hat made by an American inventor in 1931.
21. Bikes for your feet
22. Motorized roller skates, 1961
23. Amphibious Bicycle
Buoys used as bicycle wheels do not an amphibious vehicle make, but this guy tried with ‘Cyclomer‘ in Paris, 1932. Too bad there’s not a picture of him trying to actually use it in the water.
24. A depressing hair growth hat that supposedly cured baldness
25. A massive automatic hair dryer
26. Another hair dryer, 1940
27. Revolver that took a photo every time it was fired, New York 1938
28. Tiny umbrella for smoking on a rain day
29. TV glasses decades before Google Glass, 1960s
30. Tanning vending machines, which provided people with a 30 second spray for ten cents, 1930
31. The single-wheeled motorcycle, 1931. Invented by Italian M. Goventosa de Udine. Maximum speed 150km/hour.
32. Hair permer, 1930
33. Inflatable life vests made from old tires
34. Wooden Swimsuits, 1929
35. Russian Tsar Tank, 1914 Moscow
Its two front spooked wheels were nearly 9 meters (27 feet) in diameter; the back wheel was smaller, only 1.5 meters (5 feet) high, triple wheel, to make sure maneuverability. The higher cannon steeple stretched to nearly 8 meters high. The hull was 12 meters wide with two more cannons in the sponsons. Extra weapons were also premeditated beneath the front. Each wheel was powered by a 250hp shaft engine. The enormous wheels were designed to overcome rough terrain. However, due to miscalculations of the weight, the back wheel was prone to be stuck in soft ground and swamps, and the front wheels didn’t have enough power to pull it out. This led to a fiasco of tests before the high commission in August 1915. The tank was abandoned in the same location where it was tested, some 60 kilometers from Moscow until 1923, when it was finally taken apart for scrap.
36. Trainer for shooting from aircraft machine gun, 1914 Russia
37. Robot policeman, 1967
38. Flying sanitary unit in Mukden, 1905
41. This weapon was invented for hunting in the water, but it was soon banned due to inefficiency, 1800s. Wonder why….