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1925: the Isolator helmet by Hugo Gernsback

FLASHBACK to 1925:

The Isolator is a bizarre helmet invented in 1925 that encourages focus and concentration by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, and limiting their vision to a tiny horizontal slit. The Isolator was invented by Hugo Gernsback, editor of Science and Invention magazine, member of “The American Physical Society,” and one of the pioneers of science fiction.

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Posted: 2nd, February 2013 | In: Flashback, The Consumer | Comment