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Mr Lloyd's Annotated Compendium of Ingenious Victorian Devices


Mr Lloyd presents his annotated compendium of ingenious Victorian devices. From the anti-garotting cravat, to Alexander Bell's invention of Wireless Telephony everything presented in this remarkable booklet was a genuine nineteenth century invention.

Not for this compendium wild claims based on nothing but a patent drawing that never saw light of day. From the Atmospheric Railway to Scheutz's Calculation Engine, the 52 inventions presented here were all developed and used by the inventive folk of the nineteenth century. 

To those who say that the cover illustration must surely depict a work of science fiction, I say that they have never heard of Monsieur Mouchot's demonstration of a solar engine at the 1869 Paris Exhibition. Not only did he demonstrate that concentrated sunlight could power a steam engine, he used the resulting energy to run a freezer, turning the sun's rays into ice-cubes to the amazement of the visiting public.

In this compendium you will be introduced to the following Victorian inventions

  • Anti-Garotting Cravat
  • Anti-Garotting Pistol
  • Arithmometer
  • Atmospheric Railway
  • Automatic postman
  • Bicycle Railway
  • Boat Cloak
  • Bude lights
  • Coffin torpedo 
  • Dactyloscopy
  • Easter Eggs
  • Electric Alarm System
  • Electric Belts
  • Electric Jewelry 
  • Electrophone
  • Galvanic Bath 
  • Gramophone 
  • Hand-grenade Fire Extinguisher
  • Household Blowtorch 
  • Ice-Cream Maker
  • Mechanical Beard
  • Medico-mechanical Gym Equipment
  • Monocycle
  • Mortsafes 
  • Mustache Cups and Spoons
  • Nose Shaper 
  • Optical Telegraph
  • PanTelegraph
  • Parenty’s automatic smoking machine
  • Parkesine
  • Pneumatic Railway 
  • Portable Burglar Alarm
  • Prosthetic Limbs
  • Punishment Crank
  • Rocking Baths
  • Röntgen rays
  • Rotary hairbrush
  • Safety Coffins
  • Scheutz calculation engine
  • Seagoing Railway
  • Simms Motor Scout
  • Solar Panel
  • Solar Generator
  • Spotlight
  • Steam Gurney 
  • Steam-powered Fire Engine
  • Stirling Heat Engine
  • Telegraphone
  • Watch Camera 
  • Wire-guided Torpedo
  • Vidocq’s Anti-forgery Paper and Ink
  • Wireless Telephony

Mr Lloyd's Annotated Compendium of Ingenious Victorian Devices is annotated by three noted members of the Inferno club. Scientists from another timeline, these savants provide insightful, diverting and occasionally concerning commentary on the inventions depicted within. 

Mr Lloyd's Annotated Compendium of Ingenious Victorian Devices is perfect for any fan of Victoriana or Steampunk looking to add a dash of verisimilitude to their tales of airship adventures and clockwork automata. It is available for the remarkable price of no pounds, no shilling and no pence. 

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