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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE ALASKA, c. 1920s

Steampunk iPad: 1922

Steampunk iPad: 1922

Circa 1922, the Fiske Reading Machine in the hand of its inventor, Rear Admiral Bradley Fiske. Where's the Home button on this thing? View full size.

 

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Eye strain.

This doesn't look at all uncomfortable... or ridiculous.

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Wanted to find more information about Fiske's marvelous machine and ran across this article in The Miami News, March 30, 1926.

From an era long forgotten

A novel idea.

New and improved

The Fiske machine lost its appeal when the first Kindle hit the market. Odd, isn’t it, that we’ve heard so little about these devices? Surely they sold by the millions.

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