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Fifty machines that changed the course of history

Author: Eric Chaline
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen Unwin, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a celebration of fifty iconic machines and of mechanical technology in general.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Chaline
ISBN: 9781743311349 1743311346
OCLC Number: 811083215
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Description: 224 pages
Contents: Introduction..1. Jacquart loom (1801)..2. Roberts' lathe (1816)..3. Stephenson's Rocket (1829)..4. Whitworth planing machine (1842)..5. Corliss Steam Engine (1849)..6. Harrison power loom (1851)..7. Babbage difference engine (1855)..8. Singer sewing machine (1856)..9. SS Great Eastern (1858)..10. Hyaatt injection molding machine (1872)..11. Gramme DC machine (1873)..12. Linotype machine (1884)..13. Rover Safety Bicycle (1885)..14. Westinghouse AC system (1887)..15. Berliner gramophone (1892)..16. Parsons steam turbine (1894)..17. Lumiere cine projector (1896)..18. Marconi radio (1897)..19. Diesel engine (1897)..20. Underwood No1 Typewriter (1897)..21. Kodak Brownie camera (1900)..22. Tungram tungsten light bulb (1903)..23. Model T Ford (1908)..24. Hoover suction sweeper (1908)..25. Automatic dial telephone (1910)..26. Holt combine harvester (1911)..27. Black & Decker electric drill (1917)..28. General Electric 'Monitor-Top' refrigerator (1927)..29. LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin (1928)..30. Baird 'Televisor' (1930)..31. Philco-York air conditioner (1938)..32. Siemens electron microscope (1939)..33. Mittlewerk V-2 Rocket (1944)..34. Ampex reel-to-reel tape recorder (1947)..35. GE top-loading washing machine (1947)..36. De Haviland DH106 Comet (1949)..37. Victa lawnmower (1952)..38. Calder Hall nuclear reactor (1956)..39. Unimation industrial robot (1956)..40. Henney Kilowatt electric car (1959)..41. Saturn V rocket (1967)..42. EMI CT scanner (1971)..43. JVC Victor HR-3300 VCR (1976)..44. Sony Walkman (1979)..45. Kuriant wind turbine (1979)..46. IBM S150 PC (1981)..47. Aberdeen MRI scanner (1983)..48. Motorola DynaTAC cell phone (1983)..49. Applied Biosystems DNA sequencing machine (1987)..50. Hubble space telescope..Futher reading..Index..Credits
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