The time between the wars – the Great War and WW2 was one of great loss and uncertainty, but also one of invention, creativity and new ideas. The horrors of WWI shattered enlightenment belief that progress would continue and reason would prevail. New ideas and patterns of life developed in the 1920′s and in the way that people looked at the world.
The fast pace of technology change in the 20′s brought us the lie detector, traffic signal, bubble gum and Penicillin. An all-electronic moving-image television system somewhat similar to that used today was invented and demonstrated in 1929.
Bike Tyre Used As Swimming Aid (Germany, 1925)
One Wheel Motorcycle (1931)
Amphibious Bike ‘Cyclomer’ (Paris, 1932)
All Terrain Car (England, 1936)
Radio Pram (USA, 1921)
Radio hat (USA, 1931)
Bulletproof Glass (New York, 1931)
Extensible Caravan (France, 1934)
Piano For The Bedridden (UK, 1935)