Thursday, 24 May 2007

Gizmo! Documentary

Howard Smith's 1977 documentary about the weird and bizarre inventions of the early 20th century may not be strictly Steampunk or Victorian but it does go a long way to proving many inventors are a few sandwiches short of a picnic.

It's 1 hour and 20 minutes long. So you may want to download it for later perusal. Some of the sections on flight are unbelievable in their naivete


Kate Nicholas, F.R.S. said...

"...a few sandwiches short of a picnic."

Interesting idiom you chose. Somehow, I no longer associate sandwiches with picnics. Odd, that.

Virrginia Tombola said...

"Folks, here I am with a new device called the 'ornithopter'. With this device I expect to attain flight through the air."

ROFL! So glad the gentleman clarified that the flight will be through the air. Well, at least in theory...