Posts Tagged ‘Antiques’

I saved my favorites for last.

La Monocyclette: a vertical printing machine.

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Details of Marinoni’s rotary letterpress printing machine. (1883)

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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.

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Seriously? That’s still not enough information?

Sigh…

I give and I give and I give…

 

Machine for reeding linen, 1810…assuming that my spotty notes are somewhat accurate.  I did try to find other images of such a machine online–for confirmation–and was not able to, so I expect you’ll just need to trust me on this one.

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Such a utilitarian machine, yet created with such fine detailing. I find the marriage of  beauty and function here to be wonderful. Did you catch all the engravings? Not sure about the significance of the dragon but it does seem to be original to the piece.

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