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19th Century Invention Illustrations

This site sells, among other things, old illustrations of inventions from the 1800s:

They’re beautifully detailed and could be a source of inspiration.




                                         MECHANICS  OF  THE  ICE  SKATE



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  1. Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska April 17, 2011

    Ah, the watchman’s time detector tickles my memory. In my University days I worked as one of those, and we carried the successor of this device.

  2. Yang Moreau Yang Moreau April 18, 2011

    That first one reminds me of the cajun bbq or crawfish boil trailers found around here. Mini kitchen on a trailer bed rented out for parties and picnics.

  3. Mr Tenk Mr Tenk April 18, 2011

    I’ve seen things similiar to the oven at southern pig roasts. not nearly as elegant tho.

  4. Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska April 18, 2011

    Ah, yes, here in Texas practicality overrides elegance. And the camp cooking apparatus would be subject to severe hoo-rahing in my world, as it’s Freudian appearance would invite constant comment.

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