You see them almost everyday on TV. Every kind of conceivable gadget and household, yard, outside and automotive doohickeys that are designed to do almost everything-including walking your dog
Nowadays it seems there is a
gadget for everything-some needed and some created for things you didn’t
even know you needed.
With the advent of miniature, computerized, programmed, mechanized and customized
items there seems to be a gadget for every whim and perceived use.
They just keep
proliferating with no end in sight. But, did you know that gadgets and doohickeys have been around from decades, starting
approximately the same time as the Industrial Revolution in the mid-19th
Schiffer Books and author Maurice Collins present ‘Bizarre & Outlandish
Gadgets & Doohickeys’.
with 1851 and ending in 1951, the book examines each and every type of unusual
and somewhat bizarre contraption for the auto, home maintenance, men, women,
children, the kitchen, transportation and on and on.
that makes tea to the Jubilee Souvenir Plate the book features full-color,
photos, with informative text, about some the most bizarre gadgets and doohickey
ever created by man.