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    Available in PDF Format | Eccentric Contraptions: An Amazing Gadgets, Gizmos and Thingamambobs.pdf | English
    Maurice Collins(Author)
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 per cent. 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.

Fascinating and humorous,this book will intrigue and amuse and is a testament to human ingenuity and resourcefulness. -- Antiques Info, September 1, 2004

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  • PDF | 224 pages
  • Maurice Collins(Author)
  • David & Charles (1 Sept. 2004)
  • English
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  • By P. campbell on 21 March 2014

    this book as they say " does what it says on the tin"the front cover says it all.very entertainingwe had the pleasure of meeting the author on a cruise recently where he gave a talk on some of these items which he had with him, passing them around for us to guess what they were.he is a true gentleman.

  • By Mrs. J.Graham on 23 February 2014

    Good extension of exhibition being held in St. Allbans with further information and detailed pictures Good for history and general interrest

  • By Guest on 3 December 2014

    again a present but looked interesting

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