Technology

Snogometer

Snogometer (1965)

Brilliant invention measures the power of teenage snogging.

Telly Telephone

Telly Telephone (1967)

A new video telephone enables callers to see each other. Taplow

Videophone

Videophone (1970)

Footage of the new videophone being demonstrated. Taplow, Buckinghamshire.

The House Of Tomorrow

The House Of Tomorrow (1959)

Futuristic house on show in Copenhagen.

Tomorrows Kitchen AKA Tomorrow's Kitchen

Tomorrows Kitchen AKA Tomorrow's Kitchen (1944)

A look at tomorrow's kitchen, including transparent cupboards and oven and concealed sink.

Will It Come To This?

Will It Come To This? (1933)

A new airline safety device is tested; men drift down to earth in chairs with parachutes attached.

World Of Tomorrow

World Of Tomorrow (1969)

Germany. What the home may look like by the year 2000.

Amphibious Water Scooter

Amphibious Water Scooter (1965)

Quirky item showing a man in a bowler hat testing a water scooter on the Thames by Parliament.

Nightmare Robots

Nightmare Robots (1968)

Comedian Bruce Lacey shows us his surreal home-made robots.

Age - AKA Slot Machine Age

Age - AKA Slot Machine Age (1964)

A look at the marvellous invention of the slot machine rounded off with a song from Sandra Barry.

Electric Cars

Electric Cars (1967)

A look at latest British designed electric cars.

Electric Portable Typewriter AKA World's First Electric Portable Typewriter AKA Remote Control Manipulator

Electric Portable Typewriter AKA World's First Electric Portable Typewriter AKA Remote Control Manipulator (1958)

A light-hearted comparison of the typewriters of the past and the new electric machines of the present.

Radio Cyclist

Radio Cyclist (1948)

Arthur Newman fixes a radio to his bicycle so he can tune in whilst cycling. London.

A New Sport

A New Sport

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

Telephone Recipe Service

Telephone Recipe Service (1967)

An information centre provides recipes over the telephone.

New Town

New Town (1959)

Wonderful footage of new town Stevenage - looks rather soulless from a modern perspective.

Furniture Exhibition AKA Models

Furniture Exhibition AKA Models (1958)

An introduction to the very latest in labour saving devices on display in Earls Court.

Model Automat AKA The Age Of The Robot

Model Automat AKA The Age Of The Robot (1968)

The 'Quickmaid' room service machine dispenses everything you could ask for in your motel room.

Beat The Bandit

Beat The Bandit (1961)

Film about some bizarre crime prevention devices. Brilliant!

Slot Machine - AKA Slot Machine Age

Slot Machine - AKA Slot Machine Age (1964)

A look at the marvellous invention of the slot machine rounded off with a song from Sandra Barry.

Atomic Robot A Handy Guy

Atomic Robot A Handy Guy (1957)

Robotic arms are used to light a secretary's cigarette.

Homes To Be AKA Ideal Homes Exhibition

Homes To Be AKA Ideal Homes Exhibition (1964)

The Ideal Homes Exhibition gives a glimpse of gadgets that will make life easier in the future.

Looking To Tomorrow

Looking To Tomorrow (1966)

Ideal home exhibition at London's Olympia.

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.

Robot Raiders

Robot Raiders (1944)

RAF experts inspect crashed flying bomb, RAF fighter bombers destroy V.1 launch site.

Modern Telephone

Modern Telephone (1959)

Short film about invention of answering machine - watch it to see how huge they were in the 50's.

Gentle Giant AKA Robot

Gentle Giant AKA Robot (1958)

A demonstration of a new robot which can do many things including sing and dance.

Boys For The Moon

Boys For The Moon (1960)

Boys having fun at 'Operation Lunar' at the Schoolboys' Exhibition, Olympia.

Office Robots

Office Robots (1931)

Footage of several new inventions to help office staff.

Dream Of Tomorrow

Dream Of Tomorrow (1946)

Newest automatic washing machine on display.

Car Radio

Car Radio

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