Prisoners’ Inventions With Assembly Instructions

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This project is a collaboration between Angelo, an incarcerated artist, and Temporary Services, who asked Angelo to illustrate and describe the many incredible inventions made by prisoners that he had made, seen, or heard about over the years. These inventions are not created by prisoners to facilitate escapes, but to fill needs that the restrictive environment of the prison tries to suppress. As you will see towards the end of the post, some of the inventions have been re-created by Temporary Services based on Angelo’s drawings.

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Cigarette Lighter – two variations
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Hook Assembly – domino and bent paper clip
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Coat Hanger
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Mini-Lathe
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Modesty Curtain
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Pets
SaltPepperShaker
Salt & Pepper Shaker
SteamerCooker
Steamer Cooker
StingerImmersionHeater3
Stinger (Immersion Heater)
TypewriterRibbonSlitter
Typewriter Ribbon Slitter
WallSocketCigaretteLighter
Wall Socket Cigarette Lighter
Speakers & Audio Aids
Speakers & Audio Aids
WaterCigaretteLighter
Water Cigarette Lighter
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Battery Cigarette Lighter
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Battery Cigarette Lighter
ToiletPaperMacheCup
Toilet Paper Mache Cup
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Toilet Paper Mache Cup
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Hobby Hot Glue Dispenser
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Hobby Hot Glue Dispenser
Tattooing
Tack Gun or Tattoo Machine
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Tack Gun or Tattoo Machine

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