Monday, December 5, 2011

Victorian Gadgets

There is a man by the name of Maurice Collins who has ammassed over 15,000 gadgets/objects that were made from 1950 - 1951.   You can read his story and see more of these fab devices at  

It might interest the reader to try to guess what each of these gadgets was used for.  The answer key is below.












A    Teas Made - Clockwork teas made and alarm clock c 1902
B    Fire Blower - Fire blower for a stately home c.1895
C    Sprayer  - Perfume sprayer automatic when pulling chain c.1920
D    Cork Cutter -   Cork Cutter and Squeezer  C. 1910
E    Glasses With Lights  -  Glasses with lights, powered by battery c1920
F    Fried Egg Maker - Fried Egg Maker c.1920
G   Mouth Organ - Mouth organ with automatic tune on roll c.1914
H   Apple Peeler - C 1850
I     Magnifier - Magnifier C.1920
J     Smelling Salts -  Worn by the police C. 1900
K   Burglar Alarm  - Clockwork Burglar Alarm C.1920 (to be placed under door)


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