This book ranks the 150 most important inventions—from the ice cream scoop to the personal computer—as determined by a panel created by Popular Mechanics. The panel of inventors, technology journalists, and product designers ranked duct tape 101 due to its utility aboard Apollo 13 (where it was used to fix their lifeboat) and ubiquity in modern handyman culture. The book compares original innovations such as the first mobile phone—the 10"-long and 2 1/2-lb. Motorola DynaTAC 8000x to today’s iPhone 5s that is half the size of the original and weighs under 4 oz. while providing 10X more talk time on a single charge. It includes many products sold by Hammacher Schlemmer like the first answering machine, the electric toothbrush, and the robotic vacuum, better known as Roomba. Other iconic cultural inventions covered include Tupperware, created in 1946 by Earl Tupper who was inspired by the airtight seal found in paint cans. 176 pages. 7 1/2" H x 9 1/4" W x 3/4" D.
The 150 Inventions That Changed The World comes with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee at no additional charge. If this product ever disappoints you, for any reason, you may return your Hammacher Schlemmer purchase for exchange, credit, or refund.Should you have any questions, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call 1-800-321-1484 to speak with a product specialist or email us at email@example.com to receive a response within one hour.
Shipping charges noted in parentheses apply in addition to our standard shipping & service.
We're sorry, but gift wrap is not available. Please call 1-800-395-7006 for Premium or Express delivery rates.
Oversized items scheduled for expedited delivery (Premium or Express) may incur additional shipping and services charges because of their unusual size. Please call 1-800-321-1484 for an estimate of S&S charges. International callers, please call 1-513-860-3397.
We're sorry, but gift wrap is not available for oversized items.
Shipped via truck and may require customer assistance upon delivery. You will be contacted to make an appointment for delivery.
We're sorry, but gift wrap and gift cards are not available.
GST still applies and will be charged upon processing. For complete shipping & service charges please call Customer Service at 1-800-321-1484.
May we recommend:
COPYRIGHT © 2014 HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER & COMPANY, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. W101HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER • 147 E. 57th ST • NEW YORK, NY • 10022 • 1-800-321-1484