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20 Amazing Inventions From The Past That Look A Little Odd Today

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Nowadays, new technology is produced at such a rapid pace, that things that are considered state-of-the-art today can become ridiculously obsolete in the blink of an eye. However, today we’ll be traveling back to the times when things were a little more simple – and a whole lot more odd.

Today we have a collection of amazing inventions from the past that look fascinating, weird or simply hilariously obsolete nowadays. From absolutely massive aerial cameras to diving suits that will haunt your nightmares, check out a collection of incredible technology from the past in the gallery below!

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#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

#19 The Open Side View Of An Old Calculator

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#20 FBI’s Fingerprint Files, 1944.

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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