- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: June 27, 2001
Zippo lighters, transistor radios and the safety razor are among the humble but influential inventions chronicled here.
GADGETS told the stories of many everyday items that have made modern life more livable for millions of people. Now, MODERN MARVELS® returns to the weird and wonderful world of gadgets for another fascinating look at the ubiquitous items that make our lives easier and more enjoyable.
Consider the Zippo lighter. It works in all but the most unforgiving conditions, it is rugged and simple, and the concept is so perfect that it has seen just minor changes since it first appeared decades ago. Or think of the safety razor and how it transformed a tedious and potentially dangerous task. MORE GADGETS tells the often-surprising stories behind these and other inventions. The program also offers an inside look at the gadget industry, going behind the scenes at Herbst Lazar Bell, a cutting-edge industrial design firm, and Gadget Universe, a fledgling challenger to the mighty Sharper Image.
From the drawing board to convincing the public they need the latest gizmo, MODERN MARVELS® salutes the tools and toys that have stood the test of time.