From Cork Swimwear to Eyeglasses for Chickens: Weird & Wonderful Inventions from the Turn of the 19th Century

The “Saluting Device” was patented by James C. Boyle in 1896. (Source: www.wipo.int)
The “Cork Swimming Suit” was patented by Paschal Plant in 1882. (Source: www.wipo.int)
The “One Wheeled Vehicle” was patented by John Otto Lose in 1885. (Source: www.wipo.int)
The “Rocking or Oscillating Bath Tub” was patented by Otto A. Hensel in 1900. (Source: www.wipo.int)
The “Eye Protector for Chickens” was patented in 1903 by Andrew Jackson Jr. (Source: www.wipo.int)
The “Double Bicycle” was patented in 1905 by Karl Lange. (Source: www.wipo.int)

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