There are 161 items filed under retro-tech.

Arcane transport systems, pneumatic tubes, steam engines, zeppelins, wooden submarines, antikythera mechanisms, phantasmagorias, and any other amazing and now outmoded peice of technology belongs here.

Dearborn, Michigan

Edison's Last Breath at the Henry Ford Museum

Housed in the Henry Ford museum is a test tube said to hold Thomas Edison's last breath
28 Apr 2015
Cantón Baños, Ecuador

Swing at the End of the World

A single swing that will hang you over the edge of the world
03 Nov 2014
Los Angeles, California

Norton Sales Inc.

Space program, pneumatics and more, bits and pieces, for movie sets or the common man
27 Jan 2014
New York, New York

Phone Booth Graveyard

The phone booths of New York City have all but disappeared, but their remains were once found in this "graveyard," sadly now removed as well
19 Jan 2014
Birmingham, Alabama

Sloss Furnaces

Once one of the largest producers of pig iron in the world
03 Nov 2013
Valparaíso, Chile

Elevators of Valparaiso

What was once a unique system of urban elevators is turning into a mechanical ruin
31 Oct 2013
Schipkau, Germany

Bagger 258: The "Blue Wonder"

The industrial monstrosity known as Bagger 258 is a colossal mining machine built in the DDR - but now left for dead in a German field
29 Sep 2013
Polk City, Florida

Fantasy of Flight

The world's largest private aircraft collection
24 Sep 2013
Bletchley, England

National Museum of Computing

Museum celebrating the history of computers, especially their role in codebreaking
19 Sep 2013
Beijing, China

Beijing Ancient Observatory

This ancient Chinese observatory still contains early astronomy technology
05 Sep 2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

SS United States

Current docking of the SS United States, the fastest transatlantic Ocean Liner
15 Aug 2013
Shattuck, Oklahoma

Shattuck Windmill Museum

Over 50 historic windmills whir away at this outdoor museum
14 Aug 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana

National World War II Museum

Formerly known as National D-Day Museum, this collection commemorates the battle of Normandy and WWII
06 Aug 2013
Jaipur, India

Jantar Mantar

The world's largest sundial, made entirely out of stone
28 Jul 2013
Gräfenhainichen, Germany


Retirement home for giant obsolete machines
25 Jul 2013
Glace Bay, Canada

Marconi National Historic Site

Site of the first official transatlantic wireless communications
24 Jul 2013
Caleu Caleu Department, Argentina

Argentine Vintage Funeral Cadillacs

The clients of these mysterious hand-crafted funeral cars took their last ride in style
15 Jul 2013
Paris, France

Musée National de la Marine

Museum on French naval history, with magnificent figureheads, a historic diving suit, and a boat used by Napoleon
08 Jul 2013
Irbene, Latvia

Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Center

This impressively complicated radioastronomy research center was once a tool of Soviet spies...obviously
04 Jul 2013
Friedrichshafen, Germany

Zeppelin Museum

Enter the cabin of a life-sized Hindenburg replica
02 Jul 2013
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Silverball Museum Arcade

A reservoir of vintage pinball machines and arcade games for the nostalgic and thrill seeking.
16 Jun 2013

El Caracol -The Observatory of Chichen Itza

No telescopes, no power, no gift shop - one of the world's oldest observatories takes astronomy back to basics
14 May 2013

Project HARP Space Gun

A giant gun barrel in Barbados that once hoped to shoot outer space with science
01 May 2013

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