Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.
Ab-Crunching Machine A German named Gustav Zander is famous for being one of the first inventors of mechanical exercise equipment. His designs are downright wacky, but have a fun steampunk quality. You can view more of his inventions here.
A silver prosthetic nose from the century. Syphilis caused the destruction of the nose, which gave rise to 'No-nose clubs'. This one was worn by a woman who had lost hers to the disease Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons