JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
Here's an ambitious alarm clock that I stumbled across--something designed so as to not be ignored, something for the people who regularly sleep through simple alarm clocks. This device, patented by Samuel S. Applegate in 1882, woke the sleeping client by dropping that cage-resembling apparatus on the sleeper's head. Evidently the ends of the suspension were soft, but hard enough to cause the sleeper to get straight-away back into the waking world. There's probably nothing quite so like being slapped awake every morning.
Such a pretty picture of the sleeper, though I must admit the perspective would've been a bit of a challenge especially to a challenged artist.
Okay, this one is walking people using water dropped on the sleeper's neck: