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A Look at Some of the World's Vintage Technology

Vintage Photos | August 13, 2016

The technologies of the past have been eclipsed by the remarkable technology that we now use today.

However, we can't deny the fact that vintage technology is a forerunner for all of the technology that wouldn’t exist today without its dinosaur ancestry. Let's take a look at some of them...

Fire escape
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The Auto Wash Bowl in Chicago. 1924.
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Testing of 1.4 million volt X-ray machine, 1941
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Early 20th Century Water Cyclist in a race over Lake Enghien, France
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1913 copying machine
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Archivists, France, 1937.
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Motorized roller skates, 1961
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The vending machine Paddington Station. London, 1929
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Cosmetic masks to be worn by soldiers badly disfigured during World War I
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1956, A 5MB hard drive being loaded onto a PanAm plane.
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Bike ambulance, 1940s
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Early prosthetic legs, from England in the 1890s.
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First hair dryer – about 1920
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Smokebot
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Telephone Tower in Stockholm, c.1890s. The tower connected about 5000 telephone lines from 1897-1913
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The Bennie Railplane 1929
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The first telephone pay station in Los Angeles, at 228 S. Spring Street, 1899. The service was 50¢ per minute call to San Francisco would cost $13.58 per minute in today’s dollars.
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H/T oldpicsarchive

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