Sunday, 17 August 2008

Weird Gadgets That Never Quite Took Off

It was the invention of the future - a tiny machine complete with its own map that would tell motorists which way to go. But this was no satnav - after all, the communications satellites that help modern cars locate themselves were still decades away. Instead, the route-finder for the well-equipped 1920s driver was a wristwatch-style device equipped with minuscule maps.

More weird gadgets that never quite took off.

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