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

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Stinger (Immersion Heater)

TypewriterRibbonSlitter

Typewriter Ribbon Slitter

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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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