The Strangest Inventions and Gadgets from the Past

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Shaving Stands

It must have been quite a ritual to shave a few centuries ago. About the only thing we can spot that looks even remotely useful is the mirror. But we’re sure there’s an old-style razor in there somewhere.

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Flea Tubes

Women in the Victorian age would trap fleas using a hollowed tube with holes. This tube would contain drops of blood to attract the fleas. Then, the fat and honey resin would cause them to stick to the device when they got inside. Women would often wear this device around their necks.

 

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