Buzz·Posted on 27 Jan 201915 Old Inventions That I Am Glad I Have Never Had To UseThis is the opposite of steampunk, I think.by Natalya LobanovaBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Scrolls Nastco / Getty Images So cumbersome. How do you fit it in your bag? You need a lot of space to unfurl it, too. So glad we just have good ol’ laminated paper for our important paper needs now. 2. Monocles Iggylee / Getty Images Why do you want just one eye to be able to see? 3. The tiny little glasses that sit on the tip of your nose Studio-annika / Getty Images Nothing says “bourgeoisie” more than glasses that force you to look down on someone whilst sticking your nose up in the air. 4. Gramophones Jakkapan21 / Getty Images Look, I get that vinyl provides a really good warm sound you can’t get with digital files or whatever, but I always imagine dropping a tangerine in a gramophone and never being able to get it out or use the damn thing again, and just having the smell of a slowly decomposing tangerine constantly lingering. 5. Horse-drawn carriages Elisank79 / Getty Images I feel like the horses don’t enjoy it and I doubt they’re fairly compensated for their labour. 6. Candles as a light source Chamillewhite / Getty Images Fire hazard and probably don’t even smell nice. 7. Fish-oil lamps Evbuh / Getty Images Fire hazard and definitely don’t smell nice. 8. Quills Marus-nazzarov / Getty Images Guaranteed way to get ink everywhere tbh. 9. Typewriters Alfa Studio / Getty Images I can already feel the searing rage of a lot of literary nerds because of this inclusion, but frankly if having to restart a whole thing because you accidentally typed “helo” instead of “hello” is fine by you, then you have a lot more time than me and I will hear no more of this. 10. Anvils Cronislaw / Getty Images These are probably still used now but much less often, which means they are far less likely to fall onto your head. 11. Abacuses Yurii_zym / Getty Images I feel like this actually makes maths more complicated somehow. 12. Mangles Piotr Wytrazek / Getty Images I do not want to mangle anything, let alone risk the possibility of being mangled myself. 13. Butter churns Dragan Smiljkovic / Getty Images I just don't think butter is good enough to justify all that work. 14. Sleeping caps Riskms / Getty Images How do they stay on your head while you’re sleeping? 15. The big ol' diving suits Gameover2012 / Getty Images Perhaps I am getting the direction of causality wrong here, but I feel like as soon as anyone puts one of these one, the Loch Ness Monster immediately manifests in front of them.