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9780715318218

Eccentric Contraptions and Amazing Gadgets, Gizmos and Thingamabobs

Eccentric Contraptions and Amazing Gadgets, Gizmos and Thingamabobs
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  • Comments: Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780715318218
  • ISBN: 0715318217
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

AUTHOR

Collins, Maurice

SUMMARY

Mind-boggling technology from the days of yore. An amazing collection of fascinating and visually intriguing gadgets which will engage and amuse everyone.The incredible clockwork teasmade on the cover is just one of over 100 bizarre and ingenious gadgets in Maurice Collins' collection from the complexity of mechanical fruit peelers and a hand-pumped automatic shaver to the simplicity of the toe socks of the 1920s which claimed to cut hosiery bills by 80%.If you thought burglar alarms were a modern invention, there is a Victorian brass clockwork one in the collection, if you've always found striking matches too taxing, someone in the 1920s invented an automated self-striking match box to save you the trouble.Fascinating and humorous Eccentric Contraptions will intrigue and amuse and is a testament to human ingenuity and resourcefulness.Collins, Maurice is the author of 'Eccentric Contraptions and Amazing Gadgets, Gizmos and Thingamabobs', published 2004 under ISBN 9780715318218 and ISBN 0715318217.

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