Some inventions just complicate people’s lives.
What in other times was quite commonplace, today is a surprise. Human history is replete with funny, strange, and sometimes shocking inventions.
We offer you to look at the 10 most unusual objects of everyday life of the past.
1. Poleni, the dream of every European fashionistas of the XIV century
If commoners were allowed length socks in half a foot, the barons 2 feet, and graphs — as many as 3. Socks shoes so they are not dangling, they are usually tied by ribbons to a belt.
2. A gift from the Holy Roman Emperor Henry VIII
This bizarre horned helmet famous polygamist Henry VIII received a gift from the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in 1520. Appreciating the work of the masters, Henry VIII, invited German gunsmiths to work in England.
3. The Chinese “Lotus”, X to XX century
From the tenth century in China was taken in childhood to bandaging women’s feet. As a result, the girls formed the “Lotus foot” with a total length of about 10 cm.
4. Burial vaults, XVIII century
It looked like “burial vaults” of the Victorian era. There is a theory that strong gratings were placed on the graves so that the dead could not rise from the dead and get out. However, a more plausible hypothesis States that so relatives were protecting the dead from the body Snatchers for the medical anatomical studies.
5. Chatelain, the analog handbags, XVIII century
Useful accessory is usually worn on the belt. To it was attached a variety of suspension: keys, mirror, wallet, watch.
6. Suitcase to combat vampires, XIX century
Another popular subject is a native of the XIX century. The contents of this briefcase was designed to help the owner to fight the vampires. All the best traditions: a wooden stake, garlic essence and the flask of Holy water.
7. “Lame” skirt, 1910
Funny name this subject of a woman’s closet was due to the effect he had on gait. Long, strongly tapered ankle skirt made of women like to limp while walking. The invention of the fashion house pacan (Paquin) came into use in the years 1910-1914. Fortunately, the ridiculous clothes, preventing much movement, quickly fell into oblivion.
8. Device for correcting the shape of nose, 1930
This device was used to correct the shape of the nose. Judging from this picture, people in the 30 years of the twentieth century doubted the effectiveness of “popular” alternatives to plastic surgery.
9. Bike-amphibian “Collamer”, 1932
French machine of the sample in 1932 could move both on land and on water. For “buoyancy”, the inventors have equipped it with a ball-shaped floats. However, the success of the invention was not used, because it could not boast of speed and maneuverability. Water Collamer inferior to the catamaran, and on the Bank any other bike.
10. The beauty micrometer, 1934
The device, resembling an instrument of torture, actually was completely harmless and used in the beauty industry. On a photo expert to conduct measurements with a micrometer of beauty. The tool has allowed us to calculate the exact proportions of the face: the nose and forehead, the distance between the eyes. This was done to a perfect correction of imperfections with makeup.
11. Zobachyova, 1940
A strange invention of 1940. This unit served as a replacement leash and probably led to the horror of animal lovers.
12. Flying car, 1940
The device, resembling a hybrid of a tractor and the helicopter is actually flying the vehicle. Author Jess Dixon was in the cab of the apparatus in 1940.
13. Mower, 1957
This incredible thing is actually a lawnmower of 1957. It has a plastic shower with a diameter of about 1.5 meters, cordless telephone and even air conditioning. The functionality is also impressive: this technique can mow the lawn, shovel the snow and be used as Golf cars.
14. The safe, which contained the monastery’s Treasury
A complex mechanism in the photo — the prototype of the modern safe. In this medieval chest was stored in the monastic Treasury of the Abbey of Melk in Austria.
15. Sector watch, 1970
In the early 1970s there was a brief fashion for “sectoral” or “retrograde” watches. The dial was not a complete circle, and only the sector. After this sector, the arrows bounce back at the beginning.
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