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From supposed labor-saving domestic devices to misfiring weapons to great ...
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From supposed labor-saving domestic devices to misfiring weapons to great leaps backward in transportation, each invention is accompanied by annotated color and black-and-white photographs and archive illustrations. Informed, witty—and even sometimes affectionate—text brings each invention and its short, sorry history to life. This book tells the stories of creative ideas that aimed high but hit a ditch, and where only the inventor could say: “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”