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Title: Patent Nonsense : A Catalogue of Inventions That Failed to Change the World
Description: Michael Joseph 1994 First VG/VG edgewear 111pp b/w line illustrations throughout 9 x 7.5 535g What sets the Wright brothers apart from Arnold Zukor, A A Neubauer and Albert B Pratt? The difference is that the pioneers of aviation hd a crazy idea that worked, whilst the others, just had crazy ideas. They all laughed at Wilbur and Orville, but they laugh no longer, they do however, still laugh at Zukor's bed-wetting burglar alarm! This is just one of the doomed marvels brought together in this volume, which also asks why anyone would bother with such ideas as a device for shaving by Abrasions, ice blocks as substitute wheels and many more.

Keywords: inventions patent nonsense catalogue failed unrecognized humour 0718138651

Price: GBP 7.00 = appr. US$ 10.00 Seller: Val Waring (formerly Stort Books)
- Book number: 15521

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