The Crookes Radiometer is one of those historical curiosities that even today has scientists hotly debating back and forth about how it actually works.
Monowheels are one of those interesting historical curiosities that (sadly) just didn’t catch on.
Bartitsu: The Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes is a book that holds significant fascination for me, it’s the true history of a Victorian era martial art called “Bartitisu” after it’s founder, E. W. Barton-Wright.
This is Anthony’s Wireless Airship, it was a model used to demonstrate the capabilities of radio waves in remote control aircraft all the way back in 1912.
Search the globe and you’ll never find a cooler lamp than this, that main shaft is an authentic vintage shock absorber and the base is a brake disc.
When it comes to trailer homes, or caravans as we call them, this 1954 Airstream Flying Cloud might just be the nicest one in the world.
This jaw-dropping shot of an airship under construction gives you a great idea of just how complex these things were.
The iPad is an incredible thing. For the first time in history we can access the sum total of almost all we know about the universe with a click and a swipe. The only thing left to decide on is which case are you going to put it in so it doesn’t break when you clumsily drop it whilst reading The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
This wonderfully obscure map of the Middle East during the Tanakh Period has been modified with a steam punk flying machine screen printed over it.
This stunning photograph of the Hindenburg floating past the Empire State Building in 1936 was just too stunning not to share, it’s quite a high resolution image so if you click it you’ll be better able to see the details.
No matter how long you or I live, we’ll never be as cool as this man was.
This is an astonishing looking aircraft from what appears to be the 1920s or 1930s…