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The Museum of Retro Technology

An interesting place to visit

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Henry Artist27/11/2020 12:30:23
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Going to a museum is a wonderful way to learn how things were done in the past and to gain knowledge of how devices were constructed. Since it is not always possible (particularly at present) to visit museums in person having a museum that exists entirely online can be quite handy...

The Museum of Retro Technology is a work of almost encyclopaedic proportions that encompasses all that is strange, weird, bizarre, or just downright odd in the history of mechanical engineering.

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Like all good museums it manages to educate and entertain in equal measure.

Brian Sweeting27/11/2020 13:21:53
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Thanks for that.

David Colwill27/11/2020 13:32:38
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Oh no!

I have little enough time as it is.

I now have even less.

On the bright side I now know of the Shakespeare Mangle.



old mart27/11/2020 18:18:46
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I bet there are lots of interesting sites like this, keep up with the links, everybody. laugh

Dave Halford27/11/2020 19:03:44
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Always wanted a cutlery gun, you never know----

Hopper28/11/2020 06:43:34
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And I soooo want a Stirling Engine powered gramophone complete with enamelled megaphone.

And a steam powered bicycle. And a powered sack barrow.

We live in such an age of uniformity...

Dominic Bramley28/11/2020 07:53:01
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V. Interesting!

Has anyone here made a square piston engine?


V8Eng28/11/2020 10:58:36
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Thanks, what an interesting site.

Launches powered by boiling petrol what a good idea (not).

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