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Mystery Gadget 27

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What did this big monster machine do? I'll mention that it was not a one-off experimental device, but something in daily use in New York City.

The answer is here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu May 07, 2015 | Comments (15)
Category: Technology, 1910's

Tomorrow:  Television!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Apr 30, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Technology, Television, 1940's, Yesterday's Tomorrows

The Rotoped

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Early "walking machine." Article and actual fotos here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Apr 29, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Technology, 1970's

The Coleopter

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Original article here.



Why are the skies of 2015 not filled with coleopters?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Apr 26, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Flight, Technology, 1950's

Mystery Gadget 26

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What's it do? The answer is here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Apr 22, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Technology, 1920's

John Deere Manure Spreader



Eeyeuw! Thank god I am not a farmer, driving one of those manure plows. On the other hand, that manure spreader is pretty awesome. More of a "manure blaster" really. I envision "borrowing" one fully loaded with the most liquid poop and driving it down Main Street to wreak smelly, smelly vengeance.

By the way: if you want to see two hundred manure spreader videos, here is a YouTube playlist.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Apr 12, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Agriculture, Animals, Technology, Excrement

Miniature Menagerie



A portrait of the once-proud USA squeaky-toy industry in its glory days, before Asia kicked our squeaky butt.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Mar 26, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Technology, Toys, 1950's

XM42 Flamethrower



Purchase yours here.

A tip of the propeller beanie to Charles Stross.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Mar 21, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Death, Destruction, Hobbies and DIY, Technology

World’s Biggest Cuckoo Clock

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Schonach, Germany, is the heart and homeland of the cuckoo-clock industry. Two houses in fact have been transformed into giant cuckoo clocks to commemorate this.

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