10 extraordinary visions of the future...

Popular Science was first published in 1872, while the Mechanix titles first appeared in 1928. Many of these - at first glance - ludicrous ideas are ones that have been realised, albeit in radically different manifestations.

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Thank you to Simon Mallindine and Andrew Lindstrom.