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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
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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

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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Plywood {1797}

Plywood History Laminated wood veneer was patented in 1797 although laminating hide, wood, and cloth for strength was used to make stronge…

Started by Captain

2 Nov 30, 2017
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Victorian Cooking Technology

Victorian Stoves

Started by Captain

4 Nov 28, 2017
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Stainless Steel {1872}

Stainless Steel History While a stainless steel alloy was patented in 1872 it was not commercialized until being 'invented again' in 1912.…

Started by Captain

4 Nov 17, 2017
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Borchardt C93 And other semi-auto weapons

It would seem almost irresponsible to discuss semiautomatic pistols of the Victorian era without discussing Borchardt C93. The Mauser C96,…

Started by The Specialist

3 Nov 16, 2017
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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 Oct 27, 2017
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