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Air Conditioning & Ice Making

Willis Carrier invented modern electric air conditioning in 1902.  Dr. John Gorrie  Invented mechanical cooling in 1842.

Started by Captain

2 Jun 7, 2018
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Mauser 1896 "Broomhandle"

C96 history Quick ID page Sweeping History of the Broomhandle The Mauser C96 aka 1896 aka "Broomhandle" was the first successful automa…

Started by Captain

7 Jun 4, 2018
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Started by Captain

0 May 17, 2018

"Action at a Distance"

What "Action at a Distance" means "In physics, action at a distance is the concept that an object can be moved, changed, or otherwise affe…

Started by Captain

7 May 1, 2018
Reply by P. Aloysius Regnad


While attempts at radio-like transmissions began in the 1830 Guglielmo Marconi successfully transmitted and received what would come to be…

Started by Captain

10 Feb 27, 2018
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Stirling Engine {1816}

Stirling Engine History Stirling engine refers to a family of usually sealed cousins to steam engines.  Basically pistons are moved by t…

Started by Captain

3 Jan 10, 2018
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The Wood Gasifier

Something everyone here seems to know something about to some extent. To the best of my knowledge many, (myself included) have little to no…

Started by The Specialist

0 Jan 4, 2018

The Rubber Band

      First patented in 1845, this handy little tool is still with us, and usually still made from natural rubber.  What can be more steamp…

Started by P. Aloysius Regnad

0 Dec 26, 2017

Steampunk Technologies in general Ad Nauseum...

Gentlemen, and ladies. Allow me to present here, to you, the link to the amazing Museum of Retro Technology! All the greatest, unsung, nev…

Started by The Specialist

1 Dec 12, 2017
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Copper the 'other' wonder material of the victorian era.

That's right, folks. plain old copper is a Victorian technology that is right on the cutting edge. When alloyed with tin, you get Bronze. W…

Started by The Specialist

3 Dec 6, 2017
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