Here’s some pretty strange diagrams of 30 ways to die by electrocution from a 1931 illustrated German book on electric safety. Anybody got any idea what the hell’s going on with that baby electrocution. Can’t for the life in me think what that contraption would be for, other than to electrocute you!
Collected & scanned by Bre Pettis.
Via: Martin Klasch.
That baby electrocution picture shows the baby with an electrical contraption that belongs to that pot on the nightstand. See the little pegs sticking out from it. I didn’t know either, until I saw a lady using the same thing in a latter picture. The picture that got me was the lady using a handheld hairdryer in the bathtub. Did they have them in 1931 ???
These are funny as hell.Whats even funnier is they were serious about these.Cool post.
Have you seen the parodies at Something Awful? Especially the Sith lightning one.
The “contraption” in the second image, belongs to the kettle on the nightstand. They would be connected to these “contacts” of the kettle and would warm up whatever is in the kettle.