Plastic Face Protector (1939) Plastic face protection from snowstorms in Canada

View the picture 'Vintage inventions' from the photo gallery of the world's weirdest inventions' on Yahoo Finance Canada . Plastic face protection from snowstorms in Montreal, Canada. Date: (Mary Evans Picture Library/CATERS NEWS)

Tripmaster 1930 Iter Avto Device like a wrist watch is loaded with a tiny paper road map that is rolled across the face of watch by adjusting two small black knobs. It used to come with set route maps, such as London to Bournemouth and London to Edinburgh, and the driver winds the knobs to move the map on as their motorbike travels further.

the precursor to the roadbook and an interesting (if ultimately failed) example of pre-ID industrial design. Invented in the UK, the wrist-mounted device provided user-advanceable mapping information at a glance.

Tripmaster 1930 Iter Avto ‘The Plus Fours Wristlet Route Indicator’ was designed even earlier than Iter Avto in 1927 by Britain. According to the National Trust in Britain, it was the first navigation device made expressly for motorists.

“ Plus Fours Routefinder - Worlds First Navigation System nvented in this could be world’s first navigation system. No satellites or digital screens were used in the making of this.

A Colt 38 with built in Camera (1930) A gun with a camera, camera automatically captured images while pulling trigger.

Revolver camera: a Colt 38 carrying a small camera that automatically takes a picture when you pull the trigger. At the left: six pictures taken by the camera. New York, Vintage gun camera

A Gas Proof Pram (1938) A Gas Proof Pram was invented by a resident of Hextable in Kent. Pram was a gas proof and very safe for baby during an air raid.

Gas Resistant Pram This stroller was invented in England during world war 2 and was designed to protect the child from inhaling gas. Can you imagine pushing your baby in a stroller like this? We think it looks more like a coffin than a pram!

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