Ingenious gadgets: guess the obscure purpose of over 100 eccentric contraptions

More mind-boggling technology from the days of yore. Maurice Collins' collection of bizarre and ingenious gadgets will engage and amuse everyone.

Marvel at the ingenuity of the cuff holder which, as legend has it, was used by cardsharps at the poker table to hide the ace up their sleeves; find out how to make the perfect camping cuppa 1920s style; and decide whether the 1920s electric comb really could prevent hair loss.

More Eccentric Contraptions will continue to intrigue and amuse and is a testament to human ingenuity and resourcefulness.

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Subject(s)Design and technology
Author(s)Maurice Collins
Age11-14, 14-16
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