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DUSTMAN'S DEVICE

Dustman's Device (1938)

Footage of dustman using old tyre to protect his back during lifting duties.

TELEPRINTER

Teleprinter (1932)

A telegram is typed on a teleprinter machine in London, and is printed out in...

QUICK SAVERS

Quick Savers (1934)

Film about a new fast opening parachute.

THE SUPER-TILLER!

The Super-Tiller! (1935)

A farmer tills his field with a new tractor-tiller.

ITS A JEWEL aka IT'S A JEWEL

Its A Jewel AKA It's A Jewel (1936)

A model shows how diamonds can be unscrewed from a brooch and used...

EYE LENSES!

Eye Lenses! (1938)

Large contact lenses are put into a woman's eyes.

THE WHIRLABOUT

The Whirlabout (1930)

A "health wheel" is demonstrated.

GYMNO CULTURE

Gymno Culture (1933)

A young lady demonstrates the bizarre new fitness device - the Gymno-frame.

CHEATING DEATH!

Cheating Death! (1934)

A cylinder on a submarine that takes a man to the surface in case of accidents.

WALKING STICK

Walking Stick (1936)

A young woman customises a walking stick to help carry her parcels.

CHILD CARRIER BAG aka HANG CHILD ON GATE

Child Carrier Bag AKA Hang Child On Gate (1936)

A woman demonstrates a device for carrying babies.

BABY FEEDING BOTTLE

Baby Feeding Bottle (1936)

Cute shots of a young baby with his feeding bottle.

ROAD SWEEPER

Road Sweeper (1936)

A road sweeper shows off his invention - a brush and shovel combined.

WEED CAN ON LEG aka WEED OR STONE COLLECTOR

Weed Can On Leg AKA Weed Or Stone Collector (1937)

Weed can strapped to gardener's leg.

CELLOPHANE TOP ON PRAM aka WINDSCREEN ON BABY'S PRAM

Cellophane Top On Pram AKA Windscreen On Baby's Pram (1937)

Se through windscreen is place on top...

KITTENS IN BASKET aka KITTENS AND BASKET STICK

Kittens In Basket AKA Kittens And Basket Stick (1937)

Woman walks three kittens in baskets...

EGG CARRIER SHOPPING aka BASKET AND EGGS CARRIER

Egg Carrier Shopping AKA Basket And Eggs Carrier (1937)

Egg holder on outer side of shopping...

GOLF BAG ON WHEELS aka GOLF BAGS AND WHEELS

Golf Bag On Wheels AKA Golf Bags And Wheels (1937)

Golf bag on wheels making life easier for...

LUMINOUS KEY HOLE

Luminous Key Hole (1937)

Luminous paint around the key hole helps you get into the house at night.

NECK SHADE aka PEAK CAP

Neck Shade AKA Peak Cap (1937)

A removable peak for ladies hats - to keep the sun and rain off your...

PORTABLE BOAT

Portable Boat (1936)

Two young women assemble a portable boat made from plywood and canvas, then sail in...

PULLEY FOR NEWSPAPERS issue title - CHORDS, CUES AND COSTERS

Pulley For Newspapers Issue Title - Chords, Cues And Costers (1936)

A man collects his newspaper...

REFLECTOR FOR DOG

Reflector For Dog (1936)

A lady fits a reflector to her dog's coat so he can be seen in the dark.

LOOK WHO'S HERE

Look Who's Here (1936)

Interesting invention to see who is at the door without answering it - it involves...

HORSE NOSEBAG

Horse Nosebag (1937)

A dustman uses an old washstand he found as a rest for his horse's nosebag.

PATENT STOPPER

Patent Stopper (1937)

A new device to lock bottles of alcohol stops others having a surreptitious drink.

PIPE BELT

Pipe Belt (1937)

A fisherman keeps his pipes in a belt around his waist for when he fancies a change.

PRAM SACK

Pram Sack (1937)

A handy device to carry shopping is a sack tied to the handles of a baby's pram.

SUNBURN PROTECTION aka PROTECTORS  issue title - WHY BRING THAT UP?

Sunburn Protection AKA Protectors Issue Title - Why Bring That Up? (1937)

Girls protect their...

FISHERMAN'S SCREEN issue title is TWO'S COMPANY

Fisherman's Screen Issue Title Is Two's Company (1937)

Fisherman uses screen to protest himself...

WALKING STICK LIGHT

Walking Stick Light (1937)

A small lamp is attached to a walking stick in order to see in the dark.

FAG ASHTRAY aka CIGARETTE ASHTRAY

Fag Ashtray AKA Cigarette Ashtray (1937)

A cigarette which comes with its own small ashtray attached...

PRAM SHOPPING

Pram Shopping (1938)

A woman finds easy way to carry her shopping by attaching a basket to the back of...

KEYS & LOCKS

Keys & Locks (1942)

A look at an early wooden lock, and another complex one with many mechanisms.

FOLDING PRAM

Folding Pram (1947)

Good space saving idea - the suitcase which folds out into a pram.

PORTER'S BENCH

Porter's Bench (1948)

Footage of Porter using a Porters' bench to have a rest. Piccadilly, London.

MECHANICAL SPADE

Mechanical Spade (1950)

New spade with mechanical prongs makes digging the garden easier. London.

NEW STYLE LIPSTICK

New Style Lipstick (1948)

Girl demonstrating all in one lipstick mirror.

STAIR CLIMBING PRAM

Stair Climbing Pram (1949)

New eight wheel prom can climb stairs without bumping.

WHEELERS

Wheelers (1930)

New sport in France involving large wheel.

A CAMISOLE NOVELTY

A Camisole Novelty (1922)

Cute new device - a clip so that different coloured straps can be fixed to...

RADIO HAT aka RADLO HAT

Radio Hat AKA Radlo Hat (1931)

A man at a bus stop tries out the new invention of the Radio hat.

ARMCHAIR CYCLING

Armchair Cycling (1932)

A new kind of bicycle is taken for a spin in Paris.

DANGEROUS DAN

Dangerous Dan (1932)

A small motor boat is given trials on large lake.

THE KIDDIES' MOTOR WHEEL!

The Kiddies' Motor Wheel! (1927)

Great contraption - a motorised vehicle for children.

EARTHQUAKE SPOTTER

Earthquake Spotter (1934)

A seismograph is demonstrated at the Ximenian Observatory in Florence.

INVENTION

Invention (1929)

Nifty device for changing gramophone needles.

GOLF DEVICE

Golf Device (1928)

Short segment featuring a golf ball on elastic - to practice technique without having...

THE SAIL PROP

The Sail Prop (1931)

Unusual boat is demonstrated - it is powered by a propeller attached to a mast.

FOR MIGHTY LITTLE MITES

For Mighty Little Mites (1920)

A novelty chair for young children is demonstrated.