Alex den Ouden
Books, articles and consultancy on industrial archaeology and the history of technology, engineering and metallurgy. Text in Dutch and English.
A companion to the PBS series, the site explores the engineering principles, design challenges, and stories behind some of the most remarkable achievements in the history of building.
Early Stages of Soviet and American Radio Broadcasting
Article explores early radio broadcasting efforts by the United States and the Soviet Union.
An online museum dedicated to world's fair history, architecture, and memorabilia.
Technology guide looking at the past, present and future of technology and gadgets.
The history of glassmaking in Canada. Descriptions and photographs range from a First Nations spear point to laboratory equipment.
Greatest Engineering Achievements of the Twentieth Century
Includes timelines and historical essays of the top 20.
History of Mechanical Calculators
Covers the history of modern day adding devices from 1885 with the "Marconi Box" with rubber bands and wires to electrical motor driven machines of the 1940's. Discusses styles of computing throughout this period.
Inventions! Patents at NC State University
Patents developed by faculty at the university. Organized by departments.
It'll Never Work!
Negative comments about new scientific and technological ideas.
Lumber, Logging and Paper
An illustrated history of logging and sawmills in the US provided by Ed Sanders.
Old scientific Instruments
Includes photos of astrolabes, , protractors, drawing tools, and book covers that were created from the 15th to 18th centuries. Includes general specifications of each item within a table chart.
Selected Resources: History of Science and Technology
Collection of links categorised by subject. Provided by the University of Minnesota.
The Astronomical Clock at Hampton Court Palace
Written by the author of the original guide book, and including many details and fascinating facts and discoveries omitted from the guide book.
The History of Japanese Calculators
Describes the development of calculating machines beginning with an adaptation of the Chinese abacus called the soroban. Page includes background of developers and photos of early prototypes.
Digital archive of 20th century technology.
A timeline that shows the inventions created by the company over the years like the light bulb and household appliances. Included are information about the founder, George Westinghouse, and world events during those periods. Requires Quicktime plugin.