Category: invention

How the original selfie stick was invented in the 1980s.

How the original selfie stick was invented in the 1980s.

The ABC mono-cycle, 1925.

The ABC mono-cycle, 1925.

12 retro kitchens of the future

12 retro kitchens of the future

Brooks Walker’s fifth wheel: This 1950s car had an extra…

Brooks Walker’s fifth wheel: This 1950s car had an extra wheel to help with parking.

Cooking smart with smart kitchens: Imagining an American kitchen…

Cooking smart with smart kitchens: Imagining an American kitchen of tomorrow in the 1940s.

The “Power Mower of the Future” in 1957.Here’s the future of…

The “Power Mower of the Future” in 1957.

Here’s the future of lawn mowing equipment with a beautiful bubbled model that sported its own air conditioning. The lawnmower has a five foot diameter plastic sphere in which the rider sits on an air foam cushioned seat. It has its own electric generating system for operating running lights, a radio telephone, air conditioning and even a cooling system to provide a chilled drink on a hot day. It can be used for many purposes. It can mow the lawn, weed it, feed it, seed it, spray for insects, plow snow and haul equipment. It can even be used as a golf cart.

Just think – with the complete enclosure there would be no stray balls to worry about, and why don’t we have this today? 

AROK the Robot by Ben Skora, ca. 1970s

AROK the Robot by Ben Skora, ca. 1970s

The fascinating story of George Crum, inventor of the potato…

The fascinating story of George Crum, inventor of the potato chip in 1853.

Vintage photos of 12 cool flying cars that really existed in the…

Vintage photos of 12 cool flying cars that really existed in the past.

1936 Stout Scarab: The world’s first minivan?

1936 Stout Scarab: The world’s first minivan?