- Additional Details
- Format: 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: November 8, 2005
Invention took many forms on the frontier, some good, some bad, and some simply bizarre.
- Probe the limits of old west invention.
- Probe the legends of the American frontier with an engineer's eye.
- Hosted by David Carradine.
Head back to the open range and the whistle stops of the Old West with this unique series that examines the tales and traditions of the frontier with an engineer's eye.
They could be violent...wicked...or downright absurd. Whether they helped to take down outlaws, save a life, or just plain amuse, these techno gizmos revolutionized the unruly frontier. This episode looks at contraptions--practical and not--devised to tame the frontier. Objects include Wild West mouse traps, lie detectors, a metal detector, a combination dagger and revolver, a donkey engine, and much more. It's the good, the bad and the ugly of frontier technology.