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“Dentapod” Invention from 1954 Uses Your Mouth for Image Stabilization

Back in March of 1954, Popular Science magazine featured an invention called the “dentapod” — a metal bracket attached to the tripod mount that you bite with your teeth to stabilize your camera. For some reason, this didn’t seem to catch on back then, but if any of you aspiring entrepreneurs decided to revive this thing for DSLRs, I’m sure it would be the next big thing.

(via Reddit)


 
 
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1174835197 Casey Myers

    Good way to loose a tooth or two!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1174835197 Casey Myers

    Good way to loose a tooth or two!

  • http://profiles.google.com/slimspidey Spider- Man

    only if you use a L lens lol.

    Nikon now with Nano coating and enamel coating ;)

  • Anonymous

    I have actually seen something very similar to one of
    these!  It is on the back of one of my dads’ cameras that date back to the
    mid to late 1950′s.  It’s a stamped metal bracket that is attached to the
    back of the camera with a couple of thumb screws to make its height
    adjustable.  When I was a child he was showing me the camera and I
    remember asking him what it was for and he said he didn’t know… now I
    know.  I hope my dad still has the camera
    so I can look at it up close, I haven’t seen it in decades.

  • will hall

    So what were ideas 1-3?

  • http://sljonesdigital.com SLJonesDigital

    … and “Watch the birdie!” becomes “Whmmhac hua merbie!”

  • http://sljonesdigital.com SLJonesDigital

    … and “Watch the birdie!” becomes “Whmmhac hua merbie!”

  • http://sljonesdigital.com SLJonesDigital

    … and “Watch the birdie!” becomes “Whmmhac hua merbie!”