16 Strange Products From The Past

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Everybody loves vintage products for it’s nostalgic and intrinsic value. But sometimes it’s really scary what the human mind can conceive as a product that would benefit people, either due to the lack of understanding or technology at that time. Here are some of the strangest products from our past.

Cocaine Toothache Drops
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Lloyd Manufacturing Company Cocaine Toothache Drops. Circa 1900. In the US, cocaine was sold over the counter until 1914 and was commonly found in products like toothache drops, dandruff remedies and medicinal tonics. This medicine was said to have been embraced by children and their parents alike.

Vibra-Finger: Gum Massager
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The Vibra-Finger was meant to stimulate gum tissue, increase and improve circulation and meant to be cleansing and refreshing. It was created by the Dentagene Company that no longer exists today.

The Fly Pistol
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The all amazing fly pistol that shoots insecticide onto it’s designated target. It probably never took off as we still commonly use a fly swatter today.

Hangover Heaven
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Hangover Heaven designed by makeup artist Max Factor for the benefit of actresses who wish to refresh their faces on a hot studio without ruining their makeup.

Cigarette Case Hat
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No longer go through the awkward motions of searching through a hand bag for her smokes, just pluck one from your hat.

Humming-bird Tamer
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Ever wanted to train a humming-bird, you can now with a perfume bottle filled with honey placed in your mouth.

Boggins Window Cribs
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Baby-Cage

A thirty-six inches long, twenty-four inches wide, and twenty-seven inches high metal box that you could store your baby in (kind of like an air conditioner, but for babies). Specially adapted for city apartments. Because nothing is safer than a baby precariously hanging from a metal box on a window ledge hundreds of feet from the ground.

Cube Lube
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Cube Lube, an incredible lubricant specially formulated for the cube and other mind-boggling puzzles that move.

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