20 Unusual Century-Old Gadgets

Maurice Collins, a retired businessman in London, has an extensive collection of odd historical gadgets, most of them from the 19th or early 20th Centuries. The Daily Mail has a photo gallery of sixteen of these inventions, such as the pictured mustache protector:

Having a bushy moustache has always been something of an obstacle to refined dining - particularly when it came to mulligatawny soup. The answer was to use a moustache protector, spoon or cup - designed with a hole for the mustachioed man to sip through.

Link via Gizmodo | Photo: Daily Mail

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