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Similar to a rocket: the futuristic GM Firebird III
Similar to a rocket: the futuristic GM Firebird III
In 1958, General Motors assembled the unique Firebird III concept car, which debuted in 1959. The two-seat car is equipped with two engines. A 10 HP petrol engine rotates all the wheels, while a 225 HP gas turbine unit rotates only the rear pair. It...
20 february 2020, 21:47
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Tricycle-giant from the Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Company
Tricycle-giant from the Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Company
This huge tricycle, designed for eight people, was part of an advertising campaign to promote VIM tires produced by the Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Company in 1896. The vehicle was built at a factory in Cambridgeport, Boston. The project was designed...
6 february 2020, 22:29
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Moving sidewalk at the world's fair in Paris
Moving sidewalk at the world's fair in Paris
In 1900, Paris hosted the world exhibition (Exposition Universelle), which was visited by more than 50 million people. It was the first time that voice-over films were shown, Rudolf Diesel showed a diesel engine that ran on rapeseed oil, and the Serbian...
30 january 2020, 23:39
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Kids in a cage: an alternative to playgrounds
Kids in a cage: an alternative to playgrounds
In 1922, the baby cells were patented in the United States, an invention inspired by the concept developed by Dr. Luther Emmett Holt in 1884 in the book "Care and feeding of children". In his work, the author emphasizes the need for children to stay in...
28 january 2020, 23:06
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Magnificent unique Cadillac of 1937
Magnificent unique Cadillac of 1937
This Cadillac convertible is a unique car created by the order of the rich Philippe barraud. The basis for the car was the Cadillac V16 chassis. The model was assembled in 1937, but the car stood for about 10 years in the garage, only in the 40s was...
25 january 2020, 23:43
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Brennan project: monorail in the early twentieth century
Brennan project: monorail in the early twentieth century
The Brennan monorail system was developed by an Irish-born Australian engineer, Louis Brennan. A 22-ton car could carry up to 10 tons of cargo at a speed of 22 miles per hour. The vehicle was balanced using two gyroscopes rotating in opposite directions...
21 january 2020, 22:43
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Photo of vertical parking lots of the beginning of the last century
Photo of vertical parking lots of the beginning of the last century
In the 20-ies of the last century, the rapid development of the automotive industry began, which led to a rethinking of the urban layout. To save space, the project of introducing automobile elevators and arrangement of vertical Parking spaces was...
31 december 2019, 17:22
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Chevrolet Express: the futuristic car that remained a concept
Chevrolet Express: the futuristic car that remained a concept
The Chevrolet Express, first introduced to the public in 1987, was not just a concept vehicle, but also another General Motors experiment with a gas turbine. The model, equipped with a GM AGT-5 turbine, reached a speed of 150 mph. The two-door car...
29 december 2019, 22:40
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Knocker-upper: alarm clock worker
Knocker-upper: alarm clock worker
After the industrial revolution in England and Ireland, it became a popular profession of human alarm clock, which in the original sounds like a knocker-up. People were awakened with a long stick or cane, the end of which was knocked on the door or...
27 december 2019, 13:45
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Music assistant: Keaton music typewriter
Music assistant: Keaton music typewriter
For centuries, composers have recorded their creations on paper by hand. Over time, there were special devices whose task was to facilitate record-keeping. One of these devices was the Keaton typewriter. The first invention was patented in 1936 – then...
26 december 2019, 20:59
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