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Failed Prototypes

History is filled with brilliant inventors who have created the necessities of modern life -- things like the light bulb, the calculator, the wristwatch, etc. Most people don't realize, however, that a lot of trial and error went into inventing all these wonderful things, and some of the early prototypes were just a wee bit off...

Click on any of the designs shown below to see that design on a wide variety of apparel and other merchandise, such a t-shirts, mugs, calendars, hats, etc.


Failed Prototype #1

Failed Prototype #1
History is full of wonderful inventions, but you don't always see the early models that didn't quite make the cut. Like this early light bulb with a candle inside...

Failed Prototype #2

Failed Prototype #2
History is full of wonderful inventions, but you don't always see the early models that didn't quite make the cut. Like this early gun facing the wrong direction...

Failed Prototype #3

Failed Prototype #3
History is full of wonderful inventions, but you don't always see the early models that didn't quite make the cut. Like this early electronic calculator based on an abacus...

Failed Prototype #4

Failed Prototype #4
History is full of wonderful inventions, but you don't always see the early models that didn't quite make the cut. Like this early wristwatch with a sundial...

Failed Prototype #5

Failed Prototype #5
History is full of wonderful inventions, but you don't always see the early models that didn't quite make the cut. Like this early piano with three white keys and one really big black key...

Failed Prototype #6

Failed Prototype #6
History is full of wonderful inventions, but you don't always see the early models that didn't quite make the cut. Like this stylish, yet not particularly useful, solar powered flashlight...

Failed Prototype #7

Failed Prototype #7
History is full of wonderful inventions, but you don't always see the early models that didn't quite make the cut. Like this early attempt at a Swiss Army Cellphone...

Failed Prototype #8

Failed Prototype #8
History is full of wonderful inventions, but you don't always see the early models that didn't quite make the cut. Like this early recliner with a built-in toilet seat...

Failed Prototype #9

Failed Prototype #9
History is full of wonderful inventions, but you don't always see the early models that didn't quite make the cut. Like this early version of a cigarette lighter using a match...

Failed Prototype #10

Failed Prototype #10
History is full of wonderful inventions, but you don't always see the early models that didn't quite make the cut. Like this early version of a laptop computer with a typewriter for a keyboard...

Failed Prototype #11

Failed Prototype #11
History is full of wonderful inventions, but you don't always see the early models that didn't quite make the cut. Like this early attempt at a boom box with a record player built in...

Failed Prototype #12

Failed Prototype #12
History is full of wonderful inventions, but you don't always see the early models that didn't quite make the cut. Like this early attempt at designing a high heeled shoe...

Failed Prototypes

Failed Prototypes
Can't decide which one you like the best? Now you can get all 12 Failed Prototypes in one surreal design!
Failed Prototypes Wall Calendar
Failed Prototypes Wall Calendar
$19.99


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