17 Inventions From The Past That You’ll Be Glad Never Made It Today

Somewhere between the world’s greatest inventions are some offbeat and rather bizarre ones. Yes, we know that every single idea and invention, no matter how weird, is all part of the large-scale innovation process. But still, we’re still glad these inventions flopped and never made it to the modern age.

 
Back brush with mirror to see what you’re scratching.
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Brushes on slippers for a multi-tasking housewife.
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Brush with rug lifter so you can conveniently swept the dirt under.
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A nail brush. Literally.
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A cutaway broom for sweeping two steps at a time.
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Brush with dribble. Makes your work easier as the dribble attachment would catch off dirt that dribble off the main brush.
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Assorted brushes.
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Shovel-brush. Shove and brush at the same time in one swift motion.
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A toothbrush.
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A pipe for two.
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A spanking wood with rubberbands to cushion the blow.
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A pokerface mask.
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Puppet walker for your little one.
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Roasting turkey.
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Photos: Allan Grant | LIFE

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