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A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson

A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson


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A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson

The Whitebait cycle, an ingenious contraption necessitated by the exorbitant charges for hire of boats at the seaside this season. Another brilliant invention from the gadget king, William Heath Robinson, known for his convoluted and crazy contraptions. Date: 1927

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A Decided Catch

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by the renowned British illustrator and inventor, William Heath Robinson, showcases his signature whimsical and ingenious take on a common seaside activity: whitebait fishing. Dated back to 1927, this charming print captures the essence of a humorous and convoluted solution to the exorbitant charges for hiring boats at the seashore. The image presents an amusing contraption that combines a bicycle and a fishing rod, allowing the fisherman to pedal his way out to the optimal fishing spot while effortlessly casting his line into the water. The "Whitebait Cycle," as Robinson called it, is a testament to his creative mind and his ability to turn everyday objects into intricate and humorous machines. The cartoonish illustration is filled with delightful details, from the oversized fishing rod and the water-resistant wheels on the bicycle to the fish swimming around the underwater scene, eagerly awaiting their catch. The fisherman, dressed in a striped shirt and a bowler hat, appears determined and focused as he pedals along, his expression reflecting the joy and excitement of the simple pleasure of fishing. This print is a wonderful example of Robinson's unique style and his ability to bring a touch of humor and whimsy to everyday life. The convoluted and crazy contraption is not only an ingenious idea but also a reminder of the simple joys and hobbies that bring people to the seaside. The intricate machinery, the silly yet functional design, and the overall sense of amusement make "A Decided Catch" a must-have for any collection of vintage illustrations, machinery, or humor.

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