I invented a ground-breaking device in my sleep last night. Sadly, I forgot everything about it.
This happens to the best of us. We are lucky, however, that many historical inventors and outstanding engineers woke up right in time and sketched the details of their invention before it evaporated into the warm daylight. Some of these famous dreams are recounted here. It includes a design for a sewing machine and even mechanics for a golf swing. Today, we are going to feature some intriguing devices that should feed and inpire your creativity... well into the night!
(mysterious astrological devices, seen in Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, photos by Amanda Rehagen)
This is without a doubt one of the most popular DRB series. On these pages we uncover some most amazing and unusual vintage devices and some of the most puzzling modern ones. We also enjoy a healthy in-flow of our readers' tips and comments, alerting us to more unfound treasures. This update was surely overdue, as we've got plenty of new stuff to share about.
(right: Sputnik music box, 1960 via; left image: Rocket Ride! via)
And finally, a mystery device: all we can say is that it's a "Tape Converter", but... what does it convert? into what?
UPDATE: As you correctly pointed out, this device is part of the Sound.Batter portfolio - and it converts the leftover glue patterns from old sticky tapes into sound! Don't ask us why, though. Because it can be done, that's why.
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