Something everyone here seems to know something about to some extent. To the best of my knowledge many, (myself included) have little to no experience with these seemingly wonderful little contraptions.And the people that know are exceedingly rare to find.Gasifiers have an interesting history, but I'll leave it to the professionals to tell you all about it. The basics of it however are that the…See More
"steam planes. The Besler steamplane (A travelair 2000 converted from a Curtiss OX powerplant) It had an estimated range of 400 miles on a full tank of fuel, although operating at altitude was intended to increase range due to the lower boiling point…"
"That's right folks, people in the Victorian era were ever as lazy as we are now.
Behold: The Steam Lawnmower An infernal contraption designed to wage war on overgrown plots of land with an horrific efficiency that makes a sickle and scythe…"
"The copper balloon airship, as designed by Fransesco Lana de Terzi, was one of the first concepts of an airship that had potential for reality, and used copper in its construction.
de Terzi got his idea from the Magdeburg Spheres, which were…"
"Plywood is a Victorian technology that is right on the cutting edge.
Its the whole reason for the rotary lathe, which was invented by Alfred Nobel's father. This gave france a technological edge in 1860.
In 1865, Plywood came to the united…"
EXTRA!!! EXTRA!!! READ ALL ABOUT IT War blazes in Ourgistan at the turn of the century. Flying machines, Zeppelins, Landships and more! Skumzzolean Pirates and US meddling in colonial Africa. Everything worthy of a penny dreadful and more.Really, Its an impressive piece of work for a group of gamers to have put so much into a webpage from the early 2000s.See More