There are 153 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.


North Hollywood, California

Norton Sales Inc.

Space program, pneumatics and more, bits and pieces, for movie sets or the common man
28 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
20 Jan 2014
Cantón Baños, Ecuador

Swing at the End of the World

A single swing that will hang you over the edge of the world
15 Nov 2013
Birmingham, Alabama

Sloss Furnaces

Once one of the largest producers of pig iron in the world
04 Nov 2013
Bellavista Hill, Chile

Elevators of Valparaiso

What was once a unique system of urban elevators is turning into a mechanical ruin
01 Nov 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
30 Sep 2013
Polk City, Florida

Fantasy of Flight

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

National Museum of Computing

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

Beijing Ancient Observatory

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

SS United States

Current docking of the SS United States, the fastest transatlantic Ocean Liner
16 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
07 Aug 2013
Jaipur, India

Jantar Mantar

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

Ferropolis

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

Marconi National Historic Site

Site of the first official transatlantic wireless communications
25 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
16 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
09 Jul 2013
Friedrichshafen, Germany

Zeppelin Museum

Enter the cabin of a life-sized Hindenburg replica
03 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
Mexico

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
Barbados

Project HARP Space Gun

A giant gun barrel in Barbados that once hoped to shoot outer space with science
02 May 2013
Heraklion, Greece

Phaistos Disc

This famous archeological mystery may be an ancient example of movable type
18 Apr 2013
Korolyov, Russia

RKK Energiya Museum

This iconic Russian space museum sits on a landmark space production facility and houses the Vostok 1, the first manned spacecraft, that was also built here
12 Apr 2013
Shchyolkovo, Russia

Star City

Secret Soviet city once home to Russian cosmonauts and space training facilities
12 Apr 2013
Baikonur, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome

World's oldest and largest space launch facility, once a secret missile testing site
12 Apr 2013
Mansfield, Ohio

Mansfield Memorial Museum

The permanent home of Elektro, the celebrity automaton of the 1939 World's Fair
21 Mar 2013
Los Angeles, California

Velaslavasay Panorama

Panorama exhibition hall in old silent theater with a beautiful backyard garden
20 Mar 2013
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Cyclorama

The Battle of Atlanta in 360 degrees, featuring Clark Gable as a corpse
20 Mar 2013
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Cyclorama

A dramatic, 360 degree recreation of Pickett's Charge in the Civil War
20 Mar 2013
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