The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke - The Thwarted Genius of Australia's Greatest Unknown Inventor. A Speculative History by Mark Thomson.
The All-Day Long Weight
The Waterproof Tap
The Wooden Magnet
Who invented these modern marvels?
Henry Hoke did
The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke tells the amazing stroy of Australia's greatest unknown inventor - an unsung genius whose work should have revolutionized the modern world.
From an isolated workshop in a widswept distant town came a constant stream of dazzling leaps of engineering and scientific imagination.
Unaccountably, these brillian tools and devices have all but disappeared.
In this groundbreaking book, deep shed researcher Mark Thomson uncovers the true story behind this enigmatic Australia, or why, as Henry Hole himself was known to say:
"There's no tool like an old tool"