A small vessel with a narrow neck is made so that you can press it straight to the corner of the eye. Its purpose is to collect the tears, and the story has more than three thousand years. Tears hunters are mentioned in the Psalms. In Persia, men returning home from the battlefield, first of all checked tearful bottles of their wives in order to determine whether they are greatly missed them or not.
In the Victorian era, when the quality and quantity of coverage on the streets of major cities was not so good as it's today, crimes were common thing on the streets. Therefore, Victorians invented a variety of devices to ensure their safety. With the help of two small buttons in a ring sharp blades are reclined so the advantage in a street fight was on the side of his owner.
"Clockwork canary", or a mechanical simulator of birdsong.
One of the main producers of these mechanisms was the French firm Bontems of Paris: first Blaise Bont began to produce the mechanical box with the voices of birds at the end of the XIX century, and then his work was continued by son Charles and grandson Lucien, who improved the mechanism in the XX century. Their production worked up until the 1950s.
Strigil, a scraper for cleaning the body.
During Roman times, when there was no soap, shower gels, shampoos, scrubs and other achievements of chemistry, all the dirt, sweat and dust were scraped off the body with the help of such scrapers.
Artificial leech was invented in 1840 to reduce the amount of use of these leeches. It was believed that an artificial leech is more effective, hygienic and sterile, though one of its kind inspired much greater horror patients than living creature.