Wednesday, April 14, 2004


The previous link was one in a series of similar halls and museums seen around the traps recently.

The Museum of Unworkable devices (via Sarcasmo)
(Not sure if I understand the physics, but the language is appealing. Might steal the name Buoyant Optimism for a new blog.)

Victorian Patents and Patentees Patents of Victoria (1854-1904)(via Ramage)
The ambition behind this Victorian idea would seem fairly realistic.
An Improvement in garden seats or chairs.

And there is a fascinating gallery, or rather Circus of Disembowled Plush Toys within a wonderful post on Dog Toys at Giornale Nuouvo
(wish Bronte would hurry up and disembowel her latest, although after a week the orange football would seem to have an immortal squeak)

Comments: halls

Okay that Circus is just golden.

I can have the blog up by the weekend. Drop me a line when you've settled on a name.
Posted by Scott Wickstein at April 14, 2004 05:34 PM

Yes, I feel rather sorry for the Victorian gentleman and his palatable squashed meat product idea - though I do feel the "crisp toasted smell" was a somewhat over-romantic touch, and probably what cost him his patent.
Posted by dave at April 15, 2004 03:17 AM

Scott - many thanks. (Although choosing a good name might take me some time);)

Dave. Yes, it could well have been the show of buoyant optimism.
The words of the verdict are the strongest in these florid documents. "Refused" with Mr Reeves, and "Lapsed" with the chairs of Mr. McIntosh.

Another of the "lapsed" was the "Rotary Hair Brush"
(styled 'The Champion.'")

Posted by boynton at April 15, 2004 11:35 AM

Flat-pack funiture? He was ahead of his time.
Posted by Averil at April 16, 2004 04:31 AM

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