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random bits from the past via Seattle newspapers
( #1928 #death #west seattle #inventions #rheumatism #elderly #20s )
April 5th, 1928

April 5th, 1928

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( #1905 #engineering #airship #aviation #00s #inventions )
July 30th, 1905

July 30th, 1905

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( #1930 #thomas edison #inventions #elderly #marriage #30s )
(Edison died in October 1931 at age 84.)
January 20th, 1930

(Edison died in October 1931 at age 84.)

January 20th, 1930

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( #1946 #inventions #seattle #fremont #technology #40s )
When I recently came across this photo/postcard of a “Co-Motional Motion Development Plant” in Seattle, I was all “wtf is a Co-Motional Motion Development Plant?!”
In the early 1930s Peter Ivanoff started up his plant to research/build a “great invention that would revolutionize the condition of the universe or mankind”.  Some fandangled perpetual motion invention.  His sketchy solicitation of funds for the project got him in trouble with the local government and it seems he never actually completed his co-motional motion machine.   
You can see a few more Now/Then photos and read a little more on Peter Ivanoff on Paul Dorpat’s site. 
February 4th, 1946

When I recently came across this photo/postcard of a “Co-Motional Motion Development Plant” in Seattle, I was all “wtf is a Co-Motional Motion Development Plant?!”

In the early 1930s Peter Ivanoff started up his plant to research/build a “great invention that would revolutionize the condition of the universe or mankind”.  Some fandangled perpetual motion invention.  His sketchy solicitation of funds for the project got him in trouble with the local government and it seems he never actually completed his co-motional motion machine.   

You can see a few more Now/Then photos and read a little more on Peter Ivanoff on Paul Dorpat’s site

February 4th, 1946

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( #1950 #inventions #ad #reader's digest #50s )
August 24th, 1950

August 24th, 1950

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( #1926 #radio #technology #20s #inventions )
February 2nd, 1926

February 2nd, 1926

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( #1920 #Aviation #inventions #technology #helicopters #20s )
"The only puzzle not yet solved in connection with the gyrocopter is that of safe landing."  D’oh.
Also see:  wiki page for Berliner’s helicopters
May 22nd, 1920

"The only puzzle not yet solved in connection with the gyrocopter is that of safe landing."  D’oh.

Also see:  wiki page for Berliner’s helicopters

May 22nd, 1920

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( #plastic #inventions #40s #1942 )
April 2nd, 1942

April 2nd, 1942

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( #1928 #robots #public transportation #20s #inventions )
For some great images of the Televox, an early robot, jump over to cyberneticzoo.com.
October 18th, 1928

For some great images of the Televox, an early robot, jump over to cyberneticzoo.com.

October 18th, 1928

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( #inventions #bobbypins #50s )
March 4th, 1951

March 4th, 1951

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