There's a terrific gallery of old images courtesy of LIFE (naturally) that show off 30 Dumb Inventions, all of which can still be seen around the city today. Yes, even the baby cage (on any given day in South Williamsburg you can see children hanging out in these things). It's probably best that inventions like the dog restrainer didn't make it to the present day, however; PETA would have likely had them banned by now anyway. [via Animal]