Curious contraptions: Turn-of-the-century gadgets

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Victorians and Edwardians were as fond of gadgets as we are today, with inventors engineering all kinds of wacky ideas to make life easier. Some of them are strangely prescient of technologies common in the 21st century. Watch a slideshow of some gadgets from the period, from a wrist-mounted precursor to satnav to a mass mailing machine (mouse over images for captions). The images are taken from the “Curious Contraptions” exhibition running at Standen House, East Grinstead,