Great technologies that have passed

Discuss books/music/film and other such cultural oddities.

Moderator: SYN Exec

Great technologies that have passed

Postby SYN_Kollwitz » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:34 am

There has been some great stuff that used to be used quite commonly but has since been replaced. On the other hand there have been some weird inventions that didn't become mainstream and we should be happy that they didn't. This is the spot to post about them :)
User avatar
SYN_Kollwitz
Syndicate Exec
 
Posts: 1043
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:50 am
Location: Amsterdam, NL

Re: Great technologies that have passed

Postby SYN_Kollwitz » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:38 am

#1: Pneumatic Tubes

There is something wonderful about them, and I don't know what it is... I do know I want one in my house!

Image
User avatar
SYN_Kollwitz
Syndicate Exec
 
Posts: 1043
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:50 am
Location: Amsterdam, NL

Re: Great technologies that have passed

Postby SYN_Kollwitz » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:43 am

#2 The Helmet Gun

Image

Great for shooting out of a trench, but rumour had it that the recoil was big enough to break your neck.

and there is more:

The crown section of the helmet when detached from the base of the helmet may be inverted and used as a cooking utensil, the elongated hood projecting therefrom for protecting the barrel of the gun serving as the handle therefor.
User avatar
SYN_Kollwitz
Syndicate Exec
 
Posts: 1043
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:50 am
Location: Amsterdam, NL

Re: Great technologies that have passed

Postby SYN_Kollwitz » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:27 am

^^ and almost forgot, you fire the gun by biting the cord that runs through your mouth :P
User avatar
SYN_Kollwitz
Syndicate Exec
 
Posts: 1043
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:50 am
Location: Amsterdam, NL

Re: Great technologies that have passed

Postby SYN_MrWolf » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:09 pm

Ideal for trench warfare! I pity the creative inventor who wasn't taken seriously.
ALWAYS BE YOURSELF! UNLESS YOU CAN BE BATMAN. THEN ALWAYS BE BATMAN.
Image
User avatar
SYN_MrWolf
Syndicate Exec
 
Posts: 2157
Joined: Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:30 pm

Re: Great technologies that have passed

Postby SYN_Ricky » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:23 am

Image

The one-wheel motorcycle :mrgreen:
User avatar
SYN_Ricky
Syndicate Squadron pilot
 
Posts: 565
Joined: Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:40 pm
Location: Land of chocolate & cheese

Re: Great technologies that have passed

Postby SYN_Vander » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:13 am

Which triggers another question: what happened to the plus-four? We should make it fashionable again by wearing it at our next syn roadtrip! :) :)
Image
User avatar
SYN_Vander
Syndicate Exec
 
Posts: 2563
Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:59 pm

Re: Great technologies that have passed

Postby SYN_Bandy » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:57 am

SYN_Vander wrote:Which triggers another question: what happened to the plus-four?
Ah Vander, that's fashion, not technology... :roll: Although he is looking pretty bad-ass in those plus-fours in that photo. Maybe riding that motor..., um, ...wheel has inspired his attitude :lol:

Safety Coffins! The invention that sparked the phrase, "saved by the bell!"
http://thechirurgeonsapprentice.com/2013/06/26/buried-alive-19th-century-safety-coffins/

Image
Image
Lest we forget...
User avatar
SYN_Bandy
Syndicate Exec
 
Posts: 3180
Joined: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:01 am
Location: Wishing I was in the La Cloche...

Re: Great technologies that have passed

Postby SYN_Kollwitz » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:00 am

SYN_Vander wrote:Which triggers another question: what happened to the plus-four? We should make it fashionable again by wearing it at our next syn roadtrip! :) :)


Great idea! But only in combination with the compulsory flat cap or newsboy cap....


and argyle socks of course :)
User avatar
SYN_Kollwitz
Syndicate Exec
 
Posts: 1043
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:50 am
Location: Amsterdam, NL

Re: Great technologies that have passed

Postby SYN_Per » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:38 am

If this happends I will defo come to the road-trip! :lol:
User avatar
SYN_Per
Syndicate Exec
 
Posts: 1611
Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:09 pm
Location: Sweden, Stockholm but preferably at the cottage. In the pavillion...

Next

Return to Koll's Culture club

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest