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A Machine That Made Stockings Helped Kick Off the Industrial Revolution
Queen Elizabeth I wanted none of it.
September 19, 2017
This Bizarre '50s 'Rhino' Vehicle Was Designed to Replace the Tank
The U.S. military never bought it.
June 05, 2017
Go take a picture with the inventor of the daguerreotype photographic process.
Added by R Stemple
New York, New York
The Museum of Interesting Things
A hands-on traveling collection of the innovative devices of yesteryear.
Added by dennydanielx
Would You Confess Your Criminal Misdeeds to This Skeleton?
Back in the 1920s, the inventor Helene Adelaide Shelby was pretty sure you would.
May 16, 2017
Vectorr Train Prototype
A working model of a pressure-driven, high-speed rail whizzes around a private vineyard.
Added by lewblank
Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower
Baltimore's classic clocktower was once topped by a rotating, blue, 20-ton medicine bottle.
Sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery
Added by hana
John Gorrie Ice Machine Museum
Of course the guy with the first patent for an ice machine lived in Florida.
Added by Mom0ja
Tesla Didn't Invent the Neon Sign, He Imagined Something Even Better
For the inventor, it was all about the possibilities of wireless power.
April 06, 2017
The Goldfish That Got a Wheelchair
It helps it stay underwater.
March 15, 2017
College Park, Maryland
College Park Airport and Aviation Museum
The world's oldest continuously operating airport was founded by the Wright Brothers and now has a museum.
Added by WhiskeyBristles
The Improbable Life of the Inventor of the Modern Bra
She was also a pioneering publisher and, later, a princess.
February 15, 2017
Dial-a-Ghost on Thomas Edison's Least Successful Invention: the Spirit Phone
Building devices to talk with the dead was a popular diversion for inventors in the 1920s.
October 18, 2016
Leonardo da Vinci Designed a Nightmare Scuba Suit
The perfect summer outfit for your dystopian marine nightmares.
July 19, 2016
Leonardo Da Vinci Was a Wedding Planner
He really was a Renaissance man.
July 13, 2016
Rothschild Patent Model Collection
This collection of odd proofs of concept is like taking a walk through the imagination of a Victorian engineer.
Added by EricGrundhauser
Leibniz's Stepped Reckoner
An extraordinary mechanical calculator designed by the mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Leibniz.
Added by Annetta Black
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