1941, Arthur Young & Bartram Kelley flew a model helicopter by tethered remote control. Later that year, they demonstrated the stability of the model to Bell Aircraft in Buffalo, NY. The design became the signature rotor system for Bell helicopters until the 80s.
/r/RetroFuturismAbandoned Cafe Astro (concept art)
/r/RetroFuturism"The Farmer of the Future", Seagram's Men Who Plan beyond Tomorrow Ad Series, 1943
/r/RetroFuturismLost 1939 Antarctica Snow Cruiser
/r/RetroFuturismCrosspost from r/toronto: Pikaboo CN Tower
/r/RetroFuturism70s batmobile !
/r/RetroFuturism"General Electric Radio and Radar Will Guard and Guide Their Flight", November 1942
/r/RetroFuturismA TV21 cross-section of Lady Penelope's car, FAB 1
/r/RetroFuturismRadio-pill - digestive tract telemetry miniature transmitter. Soviet magazine "Radio", 1964
/r/RetroFuturismAntikythera Mechanism / Greek Analog Computer / 87 BC
/r/RetroFuturismBally Future Spa Pinball at Spacebar in Boise, ID
/r/RetroFuturismMonument to Yuri Gagarin on Gagarin square
/r/RetroFuturismFord Milano Concept 1970
/r/RetroFuturismElectronic info machine, it gives answers to questions that are written in its memory (on tape) and also shows the answer on the monitor. Soviet magazine "Radio", 1962
/r/RetroFuturismTriple Hull Cruise Ship featured in a "Men Who Plan beyond Tomorrow" Ad from Seagram's, 1943.
/r/RetroFuturism"The City of Atlantis," 1992 Rifts Atlantis, art by Newton Ewell
/r/RetroFuturismLondon, 2166. From the UK Band B-12's album, Time Tourist.
/r/RetroFuturism1950s 'Space Station' Morse Code Signalling Set
/r/RetroFuturismGlasses with radio from a Soviet magazine "Radio", 1972
/r/RetroFuturismA future city by B. G. Seielstad, Popular Science Monthly, April 1934
/r/RetroFuturismMercury to Mars, by Marshall Spaceflight Center artist Grant Lathe (1963)
/r/RetroFuturismArtist's rendering of the Seattle Center monorail station for the 1962 World's Fair.
/r/RetroFuturismBob MUST have slack! 👌 👌 👌
/r/RetroFuturism1995's idea of cellular phones in 2020, as envisioned by the Future book in the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness series
/r/RetroFuturismSuper tanks will be made out of old battleships 🛥 🛥 🛥
/r/RetroFuturismConcept art for Disney's 1979 "The Black Hole", by Robert McCall 😱 😱 😱
/r/RetroFuturismHabitable space station. 🌏 🌏 🌏
/r/RetroFuturismDune Messiah, by Frank Herbert (1969)
/r/RetroFuturismThe Czech embassy in Berlin