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A Look at Some of the World's Vintage Technology

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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