MAD ABOUT MACHINES
The silly, the smart, and the simply before its time
In and around 1910, Technical World Magazine began publishing a Popular Science and Mechanics supplement, with short snippets showcasing the latest in technical wizardry out there. That, in itself is interesting. Remember, 1910 era articles, including the articles in Technical World, were long and wordy. This particular format is very familiar today, what with our short attention spans we can hardly tolerate anything else. Here are some of the items from the aforementioned feature, all from 1910 Technical World Magazines. I chose them to enhance Tighsolas themes.
1911 Car Trip, Richmond to Montreal. HOw Long did it take to drive 94 miles 100 years ago? Find Out
Threshold Girl: How the Automobile changed everybody's life in a town in Canada in 1911, true story "There are now only two classes of people: those with automobiles and those without," claimed an article in the Delineator Magazine of 1911. Was this really true?
MILK AND WATER in 1909 Montreal, an island city surrounded by water, had a typhoid epidemic, the second one in just a few years, caused by contaminated water supply. They had to learn to filter and chlorinate their water supply.
Live Auto Map
Machines that act as policemen
Smallest Motor Car
Latest Flight Fashion
Monster Twin Liners (Titanic)
Motorized Farm Machine
Photo of electricity and bullets in flight 537
Circus performer frozen in time 536
Photo of the moon
Electromagnetic wave picture
School Travel Peep Shows
Heating the Home by Electricity: An article from 1910 glimpsing into the future
Automatic light switch
Hearing with the teeth
Electric Seer (TV??)
Mail by phone