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The Resource Inventions that didn't change the world, Julie Halls with 240 illustrations in colour

Inventions that didn't change the world, Julie Halls with 240 illustrations in colour

Label
Inventions that didn't change the world
Title
Inventions that didn't change the world
Statement of responsibility
Julie Halls with 240 illustrations in colour
Title variation
Inventions that did not change the world
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inventions that Didn't Change the World is a fascinating visual tour through some of the most bizarre inventions registered with the British authorities in the nineteenth century. In an era when Britain was the workshop of the world, registration of designs was quicker and cheaper than the convoluted patenting process, and all manner of bizarre curiosities were painstakingly recorded in beautiful color illustrations and well-penned explanatory text, alongside the genuinely great inventions of the period. Irreverent commentary contextualizes each submission as well as taking a humorous view on how each has stood the test of time. This book introduces such gems as a ventilating top hat; an artificial leech; a design for an aerial machine adapted for the arctic regions; an anti-explosive alarm whistle; a tennis racket with ball-picker; and a currant-cleaning machine. Here is everything the end user could possibly require for a problem he never knew he had. Organized by area of application industry, clothing, transportation, medical, health and safety, the home, and leisure Inventions that Didn't Change the World reveals the concerns of a bygone era giddy with the possibilities of a newly industrialized world
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Halls, Julie
Dewey number
609.4109034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
LC call number
T19
LC item number
.H35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
National Archives (Great Britain)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inventors
  • Patents
  • Inventions
  • Inventions
Target audience
adult
Label
Inventions that didn't change the world, Julie Halls with 240 illustrations in colour
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "240 illustrations in colour."
  • "The National Archives"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
I.House & Garden -- II.Field & Factory -- III.His & Hers -- IV.Out & About -- V.Preventatives & Panaceas -- VI.Sport & Leisure -- VII.Safety & Security
Control code
000053724500
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780500517628
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014932787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP11654025
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)885444498
Label
Inventions that didn't change the world, Julie Halls with 240 illustrations in colour
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "240 illustrations in colour."
  • "The National Archives"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
I.House & Garden -- II.Field & Factory -- III.His & Hers -- IV.Out & About -- V.Preventatives & Panaceas -- VI.Sport & Leisure -- VII.Safety & Security
Control code
000053724500
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780500517628
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014932787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP11654025
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)885444498

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