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The Kindle of 1935


This was the future of leisure reading as imagined in a 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics. It's a microfilm reader mounted on a pole:

It has proved possible to photograph books, and throw them on a screen for examination, as illustrated long ago in this magazine. At the left is a device for applying this for home use and instruction; it is practically automatic.

Link -via Ed Driscoll

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