You can’t really blame policemen for wanting to stay warm on the winter streets by any means possible. This heated jacket from 1932 got its power from “electric contacts in the street,” whatever that means.
It was thought that this scoop, mounted onto a vehicle in 1924 Paris, would reduce pedestrian casualties.
Buoys used as bicycle wheels do not an amphibious vehicle make, but this guy tried with ‘Cyclomer‘ in Paris, 1932. Too bad there’s not a picture of him trying to actually use it in the water.
In 1939, a Montreal inventor decided that plastic beaks would make an effective snowstorm mask.
That looks safe.