Inventions

Eve's Wireless

Eve's Wireless (1922)

A new invention - a cross between a mobile telephone and a walkman.

Clever Ideas At Inventions Exhibition

Clever Ideas At Inventions Exhibition (1939)

Footage of bizarre inventions at inventions exhibition.

Closed Circuit Television Installed On Buses In Walsall

Closed Circuit Television Installed On Buses In Walsall (1969)

New device demonstrated - closed circuit television on public transport.

Combined Table And Chairs

Combined Table And Chairs (1949)

Table with seats attached to its legs save space in London's restaurant.

Disabled Typist

Disabled Typist (1954)

Clever typewriting invention enables disabled Nigel Harvey to type without using his hands.

Ditch Digging Extraordinary

Ditch Digging Extraordinary (1965)

New machine for digging ditches quickly and using less manpower in Holland.

Dumb Man Speaks Dublin Issue

Dumb Man Speaks Dublin Issue (1942)

Man left mute by a throat operation shows us the home-made device that enables him to speak.

Duo-Peds

Duo-Peds (1964)

Groovy new invention - the Duoped - may replace roller-skates some day? Don't think so!

Efficiency Is Their Business AKA Business Efficiency Exhibition

Efficiency Is Their Business AKA Business Efficiency Exhibition (1965)

New inventions to make offices work more efficiently on display, Wedgwood-Benn present.

Electricity From The Winds

Electricity From The Winds (1925)

A small windmill harnesses wind power and generates electricity.

Electronic Teddy Bear

Electronic Teddy Bear (1955)

Air is pumped into a Teddy bear to simulate slow breathing - calms and cures insomnia in children!?

Fun Wheel AKA New Form Of Transport

Fun Wheel AKA New Form Of Transport (1967)

Scientists at US university demonstrate eccentric new form of transport.

Kweer Carriers

Kweer Carriers (1933)

Two new methods of carrying inventions for a small child and a device for a paralysed dog.

Girl With Portable Wireless On Leg AKA Wireless Girl

Girl With Portable Wireless On Leg AKA Wireless Girl

Fantastic film showing the forerunner of the Sony Walkman - tuning control is in a garter!

Madame Will You Walk And Talk?

Madame Will You Walk And Talk? (1946)

A walkie talkie device proves useful where there are no telephones handy.

Water Cycle

Water Cycle (1949)

Quirky invention: a bicycle that can be ridden on water.

Pedal Car Issue Title Is On Your Toes

Pedal Car Issue Title Is On Your Toes (1943)

The Sykes family combat petrol rationing - they ride around Sale in a pedal-powered car.

Cinetopicalities In Brief No. 131

Cinetopicalities In Brief No. 131 (1940)

New inventions: explosive device from America and a floating 'balloon weapon' from London.

Cheaper Telephones!

Cheaper Telephones! (1933)

Postmaster General Sir Kingsley Wood shows off a new system for telephones.

A New Sport

A New Sport

Cycle-skating is the very latest - good footage of men figure skating with wheels attached to their feet.

Airs And Graces

Airs And Graces (1936)

A look at 'Pegasus' the lightweight glider which can be easily assembled in minutes.

'airtrain' Invention On Show Near Paris.

'airtrain' Invention On Show Near Paris. (1966)

Demonstration of a model 'Airtrain'. A train on a monorail driven by a propeller

America's Latest Miss Shirley Kellogg

America's Latest Miss Shirley Kellogg (1917)

Miss Shirley Kellogg brings new motor scooter invention to England.

Amphibious Caravan

Amphibious Caravan (1955)

Amphibious caravan for dream holiday - a week in the countryside and a week at sea (or river). Great!

Artificial Kidney Machine

Artificial Kidney Machine (1957)

Item showing artificial kidney apparatus invented by Professor Dogliotti. Turin, Italy.

Auto Skates Issue Title Is Step On It

Auto Skates Issue Title Is Step On It (1944)

Inventor Tom Hancocks demonstrates his new motorised roller skates.

Aviations Latest Wonder

Aviations Latest Wonder

Plane that lands on water or on ground but has to be catapulted to fly - interesting.

Birdman May Fly Soon AKA Bird Man May Fly Soon

Birdman May Fly Soon AKA Bird Man May Fly Soon (1959)

A look at pedal powered flying machine, the ornithopter.

Black Out Ideas Issue Title - Black And Blue

Black Out Ideas Issue Title - Black And Blue (1939)

Footage of new inventions including bumper that prevents people walking into lamp posts.

Boat Speeds On Bubbles

Boat Speeds On Bubbles (1964)

Basil Hurle-Hobbs shows off his new invention the 'Bubble Boat'.

Bullet Proof Vest

Bullet Proof Vest (1915)

Invention: the Bullet-proof vest; or Steel Waistcoat.

Car Radio

Car Radio

Strange invention is demonstrated - possibly the forerunner of the in-car stereo!

Chain Saw Issue Title Is Here's How

Chain Saw Issue Title Is Here's How (1937)

An early type of chain saw is demonstrated in forests near Cape Town.

Chair-Car !

Chair-Car ! (1932)

Footage of new two seater bicycle in Sweden.

Channel Motorcycled - Now !

Channel Motorcycled - Now ! (1929)

H.S. Perry crosses the channel on a motorbike, Dover, Kent.

Germany - Roller Skis

Germany - Roller Skis (1955)

A new ski on rollers open the way to all year skiing.