This fantastic contraption, called the ‘Routefinder’, showed 1920s drivers in the UK the roads they were travelling down, gave them the mileage covered and told them to stop when they came at journey’s end.    The technology – a curious cross between the space age and the stone age – consisted of a little map scroll inside a watch, to be ‘scrolled’ (hence the word) as the driver moved along on the map. A multitude of scrolls could be fitted in the watch to suit the particular trip the driver…

A Smart Watch and SatNav - from the 1920s

This fantastic contraption, called the ‘Routefinder’, showed 1920s drivers in the UK the roads they were travelling down, gave them the mileage covered and told them to stop when they came at journey’s end. The technology – a curious cross between the space age and the stone age – consisted of a little map scroll inside a watch, to be ‘scrolled’ (hence the word) as the driver moved along on the map. A multitude of scrolls could be fitted in the watch to suit the particular trip the driver…

Vintage doors. Made into a table. The table opens into a desk. Click for more images. Loving this! #vintage doors

Vintage doors. Made into a table. The table opens into a desk. Click for more images. Loving this! #vintage doors

printing block table: ducotedudesign

Bureau table industrielle plateau caracteres imprimerie

printing block table: ducotedudesign

beautiful old work table

beautiful old work table

Gina Telcocci, Professor Grace's Miracle Works, Case of 7 Senses

Gina Telcocci, Professor Grace's Miracle Works, Case of 7 Senses

<> When Genius Slept

When Genius Slept

<> When Genius Slept

Post Foosball Table ($6,000)

Post Foosball Table ($6,000)

Wooden anatomical figure with removable parts and container, German, c.1700. Museum No A118272 Wellcome Images

Wooden anatomical figure with removable parts and container, German, c.1700. Museum No A118272 Wellcome Images

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