This collection of William Heath Robinson's illustrations originally appeared in 1934, this copy being a 1975 re-issue, bought recently in a charity shop in Egham. Absurdities features more of his well-known contraptions as well as more general humorous work, such as Christmas Eve and the Toy Railway. Both are equally delightful and still very funny. Heath Robinson's world looked a fine place to live.
About Vintage Stuff
The aim of Vintage Stuff is to display some of the ephemera that I have collected, often inadvertently, over the years. I am now deliberately seeking out interesting old adverts, screen shots, leaflets, obscure record covers, picture postcards and illustrations; anything that catches my eye, in fact. They will be mainly, but not exclusively of UK origin (so many vintage blogs appear to be American) and almost always a scan from something that I actually have in my collection, rather than off the net. If you do re-blog, please acknowledge the source. Further stuff, mainly photographs, can be found on my Flickr pages, via the Benny Hill record cover.