What was it?! 15 famous things that have changed beyond recognition
Rescue mattresses, hard disk weighing 1 ton and other things from the past, the purpose of which now we can hardly understand.
1. Pedal Skates
While at the beginning of the twentieth century, roller skating was already in full swing in the United States, in Sweden and Denmark, such pedal skates like Takypod were gaining popularity. It looks pretty modern, isn't it?
2. The first hard drive released by IBM
In 1956, he weighed more than a ton and stored only 5 megabytes of data! And now imagine what a breakthrough occurred in science: 60 years later, phones weighing about 100 grams and with a memory capacity of about 256 gigabytes are released!
3. Life jackets
Well, it's hard to call them vests. 🙂 More like life-mattresses for sailors who used in 1917.
Well, you can't put it in your pocket.You want to count something - it was not there. Here you come home - and consider yourself on health. This calculator was used in 1913 by vendors and bank tellers. In addition, 130 pages of instructions were attached to this beast!
5. Electric drill
More like a meat grinder, isn't it? However, this is the first electric drill, released by the German company Fein in 1895.
6. Washing machine
This is one of the first styralok, invented by the Americans in 1908. She had a wooden drum, which in turn performed 8 turns clockwise and 8 against.
7. Lawn Mower
Its use began in 1916, but immediately suspended. No one could come to terms with the loud sound that she made. Just think if modern lawn mowers make so much noise as the very first rumbled?
8. Sound Locator
With it, the US military monitored its airspace in 1921.
9. First printer
The first printer in history was invented by the mathematician Charles Babbage in 1834! It was called the "difference machine".
10. Perming hair
The German Karl-Ludwig Nessler demonstrated his invention in 1905.Twelve rather long and heavy brass rods connected to a heating electric device were wound on the model's hair. The whole procedure lasted about 5 hours.
It was released by Frary & Clark in 1924. Although he is not the very first, but the most beautiful is for sure. Now you will not find this anywhere 🙂
12. Telecommunication tower
Vordenklif tower was designed by Nikola Tesla in the years 1901-1917. It was intended for commercial transatlantic telephony, broadcasting and demonstration of wireless power transmission.
13. Portable radio station
A large and impressive "baby monitor" of 1921, designed to calm the child.
14. Orthopedic simulators
Enjoyed special popularity among the Swedish aristocracy in 1893.