gross contraptions

the whole “good things come in small packages” thing is relatively recent [1877], and it’s only in the last 40 years or so that we could really say the same thing about technology. i’ve been sitting on a few great blog posts for the last while now that really show off some of these bigger, and awesome machines that we (as humanity) came up with:

Punch Tape Programmable Metal Mill from 1952

The Machines That Made The Jet Age

Early Russian Hydraulic Computer

Analog Tide Computers and the D-Day Invasion


but then again, some machines haven’t gotten much smaller…

Gorgeous 1940s Lathe Restoration

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