British Pathe one of the oldest media companies in the world has just posted a whole trove of old newsreels and video footage to their YouTube channel. And one of the many great surprises revealed is the endless footage and failed inventions of a long-forgotten DIY generation.
Some of my favorites so far include the Amphibious Water Scooter:
Because boats make no sense...the Water Walker:
Another water walker..from Germany.
The Swedish Chair Car:
Long lost ancestor to the Pogo Ball...Duo Peds!
And because lamp posts are always getting in the way, the personal bumper:
And so many more if you search “inventions" at the British Pathe Youtube channel.