The inhabitants of each of their eras were convinced that it was their time that was the most progressive in terms of technology and inventions. But technological progress is developing incredibly fast and many inventions of the past are becoming irrelevant. Looking at them, the thought arises that this is just a props from an old film about the “distant future.”
A tricycle built in the USA to advertise tires.
Electric narrow gauge mini train set for speed control. Holland Tunnel, USA. 1955 year.
Rail Zeppelin and a steam locomotive at the railway platform. Berlin, 1931.
The Kodak K-24 camera used by the Americans for aerial photography during World War II.
Tsar Tank (Tank Lebedenko), 1915. It was developed in 1914, but the tank was soon declared unsuitable for use in combat after testing a year later.
The world’s oldest surviving wetsuit, 1860.
Antarctic snow cruiser, which was to sail to the South Pole, 1939. Inside this machine were living quarters and laboratories for 5 scientists. But, alas, at the very last moment it became clear that the cruiser has no grip on the snow, unless it moves in reverse. The cruiser never went anywhere.
Austro-Hungarian tail gunner armed with ten Mauser C96 pistols.
Polish policeman in full uniform, 1934.
A man with a “weftgirl”. This was the name of a huge large-caliber shotgun for hunting ducks. This weapon was banned in the 1860s. Such a shotgun could hit 50 ducks with one shot.
Construction of the Hindenburg airship, 1932.
A giant Italian howitzer captured by the Austro-Hungarians in November 1917.
A seller of motorized roller skates in California, 1961.
British couple asleep in Morrison’s Hideout. The device was used by people who did not have cellars in the event of the destruction of their homes during the bombing during the Second World War. This cage bedroom has saved many lives.
Ford Model T with optional high water level kit.
Steering wheel in a 1972 Maserati Boomerang.
Telephone tower in Stockholm with about 5500 telephone lines. 1890s.
A 300-year-old library tool to keep seven books open at the same time.