Posted: June 11, 2014 in 17-85mm lens, Canon 60D, Details, Musee des Arts-et-Metiers, Museums, Paris, Photography, Wabi Sabi
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Details of Marinoni’s rotary letterpress printing machine. (1883)





Plus…though I cannot correctly identify the proper name or purpose of the Centrifugal Frammis avec Wires et les Numbers Totally Random in my post from Monday, I will share that this next device sat on the top of it. Looks pretty darned electrical to me. And the whole thing was housed in the wing designated Mechaniques.


Seriously? That’s still not enough information?


I give and I give and I give…


  1. Lignum Draco says:

    Please ma’am may we have some more?

  2. andykidd says:

    I can stare at these and marvel at the skill in casting and machining. In real life I probably would have walked past. Also I marvel at the colour and depth of field and skill betrayed by the photographer. Still marvel at the Centrifugal Frammis avec Wires et les Numbers Totally Random machine / device and wonder what did it do?

    • Thank you, Andy. These machines were displayed as pieces of art, including their nearly-pristine cleanliness. You could not help but fall in love with them.
      Confession: I spent 2 1/2 hours in this museum, crouching, kneeling, repeatedly setting off alarms because I was leaning in too close. (Foot fault! Foot fault!) I did NOT go to the Louvre because I couldn’t stand the idea of jostling in a crowd just to catch a glimpse of the Mona Lisa.

  3. Karen Taylor says:

    Gyro Gearloose would be envious of Mr. Peabody. Magnificent machine!

  4. love reading this post, thanks!

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