/r/HistoryOfTech

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This is the subreddit where you can post about: historical uses of technology, historical technology with modern applications or, maybe, even not-so-cutting edge technology.

Expect very little censorship, but please limit the NFSW posts.

This is the subreddit where you can post about: historical uses of technology, historical technology with modern applications or, maybe, even not-so-cutting edge technology.

Expect very little censorship, but please limit the NFSW posts.

/r/HistoryOfTech

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Now THAT is a steam engine!

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2023/02/09
14:20 UTC

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So you've invented tractor trailers, what's next? Passenger service is what's next!

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2023/02/08
12:36 UTC

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We could have had tractor trailers in 1870! Which suggests a "Smokey and the Bandit" reboot set in the Reconstruction era is historically possible.

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2023/02/07
13:43 UTC

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"The celebrated Gatling gun" from 1867.

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2023/02/05
12:38 UTC

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Two months after his grand debut, P. T. Barnum's museum of wonders in New York burned to the ground. Seizing the opportunity, Zadoc Dederick brought the Steam Man across the street and caused a sensation.

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2023/02/04
14:46 UTC

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This 1865 horseless carriage is cool and all, but the ones pulled by a steam automaton out front have more panache.

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2023/02/01
14:22 UTC

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It's Steam Man Saturday, where we'll trace the whimsical contraption that Zadock Deddrick created in 1868, causing a national sensation that eventually resulted in the world's first science fiction series! Here is the first national story on the Steam Man:

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2023/01/28
15:19 UTC

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Technology took a wrong turn when it abandoned the Aero-Streamer.

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2023/01/26
14:14 UTC

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"Mr Watson come here, I want to see you"" Alexander Graham Bell makes that famous telephone call to his assistant in 1915, from New York to San Francisco, that would mark the first long distance cell, which also saw President Woodrow Wilson in the group.

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2023/01/25
07:15 UTC

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Scientific flirting.

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2023/01/24
15:49 UTC

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Will Frederick Marriot's "Avitor" start the world's first passenger airline? (it didn't)

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2023/01/22
23:45 UTC

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Justin Lepard | A Brief History of Music | #107 HR Podcast @JustinLepard

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2023/01/22
11:54 UTC

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Georges Claude patents the neon discharge tube in 1915, that would be used extensively for advertising, later on, an improvement on the Moore's process earlier.

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2023/01/19
04:04 UTC

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H.L.Smith demonstrates the first ever X-ray generator at Davidson College, NC in 1896, that would produce X-Rays, the very first image was that of a hand, and it would be demonstrated to the public later in 1904

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2023/01/18
04:58 UTC

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Walter Brattain and John Bardeen observe the basic principles of the transistor at Bell Labs in 1947,when they saw that a signal coud be produced with greater output by applying 2 gold contact points to a germanium crystal.

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2022/11/17
03:51 UTC

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Forgotten Technologies

Tendency to forget inventions and rediscover them is reoccurring fact in our history. Driven by secrecy by guarding the knowledge in the family, city and even country, valuable inventions was lost and forgotten. This trend became more alarming in the 19 century, where we can see explosion of inventions. Sometime the inventions were forgotten or dismissed when they were ahead of their time like nernst lamp or had a short life , like the Arc Lamps, when they could not compete with better technology invented only fey years later.

Another brunch of technologies that are long forgotten is Wireless Power Beaming technology that is coming back and have a great future.

How about Air conditioning invented in ancient Persia that swept the middle east around 400 BC. This invention is so simple and and ingenious that could be easily implemented in building designs of our current architecture.

You can read more about this and other forgotten technologies by visiting Ancient Technologies reddit.

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2022/11/10
16:38 UTC

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