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Background imageMechanism Collection: Meeting of the Belgian National Rifle Association at Brussels: general view of practice-ground

Meeting of the Belgian National Rifle Association at Brussels: general view of practice-ground, 1865 Creator: Unknown
Meeting of the Belgian National Rifle Association at Brussels: general view of practice-ground, 1865. Annual meeting '...to which English volunteers were also specially invited...No "wrong

Background imageMechanism Collection: Meeting of the Belgian National Rifle Association at Brussels: the targets, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Meeting of the Belgian National Rifle Association at Brussels: the targets, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Meeting of the Belgian National Rifle Association at Brussels: the targets, 1865. Annual meeting '...to which English volunteers were also specially invited...No "wrong targets" can be

Background imageMechanism Collection: Professor Hasner's automatic eyeball, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Professor Hasner's automatic eyeball, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Professor Hasner's automatic eyeball, 1862....mechanical model of the eye, ...made chiefly for the purpose of demonstrating the complicated

Background imageMechanism Collection: The Prince of Wales laying the Foundation-Stone of the Alexandra Battery, Gibraltar...1876

The Prince of Wales laying the Foundation-Stone of the Alexandra Battery, Gibraltar...1876. Creator: C.R
The Prince of Wales laying the Foundation-Stone of the Alexandra Battery, Gibraltar, from a sketch by our special artist, 1876

Background imageMechanism Collection: Crossbar, c.1st-2nd century. Creator: Unknown

Crossbar, c.1st-2nd century. Creator: Unknown
Crossbar, c.1st-2nd century

Background imageMechanism Collection: Diopter. Creator: Anon

Diopter. Creator: Anon
Diopter

Background imageMechanism Collection: The New Houses of Parliament - the Great Clock at Westminster, 1857. Creator: Unknown

The New Houses of Parliament - the Great Clock at Westminster, 1857. Creator: Unknown
The New Houses of Parliament - the Great Clock at Westminster, 1857. Engraving from a photograph by Mr. Freeman De la Motte, showing the mechanism which powers the chimes of Big Ben

Background imageMechanism Collection: Parts of the construction of a farm wagon, 1770-1825. Creator: Simon Andreas Krausz

Parts of the construction of a farm wagon, 1770-1825. Creator: Simon Andreas Krausz
Parts of the construction of a farm wagon, 1770-1825

Background imageMechanism Collection: The Drawbridge, 1875. Creator: Jacob Henricus Maris

The Drawbridge, 1875. Creator: Jacob Henricus Maris
The Drawbridge, 1875

Background imageMechanism Collection: Still Life with Implements of the Hunt, 1670-1686. Creator: Johannes Leemans

Still Life with Implements of the Hunt, 1670-1686. Creator: Johannes Leemans
Still Life with Implements of the Hunt, 1670-1686

Background imageMechanism Collection: Gate mechanism at Sault Ste. Marie locks, between 1900 and 1906. Creator: Unknown

Gate mechanism at Sault Ste. Marie locks, between 1900 and 1906. Creator: Unknown
Gate mechanism at Sault Ste. Marie locks, between 1900 and 1906

Background imageMechanism Collection: Vourekas, Captain, on his ship, 1929 Creator: Arnold Genthe

Vourekas, Captain, on his ship, 1929 Creator: Arnold Genthe
Vourekas, Captain, on his ship, 1929

Background imageMechanism Collection: Seal of The United States at State Department, 1914. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Seal of The United States at State Department, 1914. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Seal of The United States at State Department, 1914

Background imageMechanism Collection: Seal of The United States at State Department, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Seal of The United States at State Department, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Seal of The United States at State Department, 1917

Background imageMechanism Collection: Seal of The United States at State Department, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Seal of The United States at State Department, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Seal of The United States at State Department, 1917

Background imageMechanism Collection: Portrait of Mary Lou Williams, CBS studio, New York, N.Y. ca. Apr. 1947

Portrait of Mary Lou Williams, CBS studio, New York, N.Y. ca. Apr. 1947. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb
Portrait of Mary Lou Williams, CBS studio, New York, N.Y. ca. Apr. 1947

Background imageMechanism Collection: Portrait of Thelonious Monk, Minton's Playhouse, New York, N.Y. ca. Sept. 1947

Portrait of Thelonious Monk, Minton's Playhouse, New York, N.Y. ca. Sept. 1947. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb
Portrait of Thelonious Monk, Minton's Playhouse, New York, N.Y. ca. Sept. 1947

Background imageMechanism Collection: Portrait of Thelonious Monk and Howard McGhee, Minton's Playhouse, New York, N.Y. ca. Sept. 1947

Portrait of Thelonious Monk and Howard McGhee, Minton's Playhouse, New York, N.Y. ca. Sept. 1947

Background imageMechanism Collection: Portrait of Thelonious Monk, Minton's Playhouse, New York, N.Y. ca. Sept. 1947

Portrait of Thelonious Monk, Minton's Playhouse, New York, N.Y. ca. Sept. 1947. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb
Portrait of Thelonious Monk, Minton's Playhouse, New York, N.Y. ca. Sept. 1947

Background imageMechanism Collection: Portrait of Kenny Kersey, Café Society (Downtown), New York, N.Y. ca. June 1947

Portrait of Kenny Kersey, Café Society (Downtown), New York, N.Y. ca. June 1947. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb
Portrait of Kenny Kersey, CafU Society (Downtown), New York, N.Y. ca. June 1947

Background imageMechanism Collection: Portrait of Stan Kenton, Harry Forbes, and Pete Rugolo, Capitol studio, ca. Jan. 1947

Portrait of Stan Kenton, Harry Forbes, and Pete Rugolo, Capitol studio, ca. Jan. 1947. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb
Portrait of Stan Kenton, Harry Forbes, and Pete Rugolo, Capitol studio, ca. Jan. 1947

Background imageMechanism Collection: Ruins of an early sugar mill, Orange City, Volusia Co. Florida, between 1936 and 1939

Ruins of an early sugar mill, Orange City, Volusia Co. Florida, between 1936 and 1939. (Such machines were used on slave plantations to process sugar)

Background imageMechanism Collection: Reel, 1938. Creator: Eugene C. Miller

Reel, 1938. Creator: Eugene C. Miller
Reel, 1938

Background imageMechanism Collection: Boxing Negroes, c. 1939. Creator: Owen Middleton

Boxing Negroes, c. 1939. Creator: Owen Middleton
Boxing Negroes, c. 1939

Background imageMechanism Collection: Candlestick, c. 1937. Creator: John Jordan

Candlestick, c. 1937. Creator: John Jordan
Candlestick, c. 1937

Background imageMechanism Collection: Clothes Wringer, c. 1939. Creator: Herndon Hightower

Clothes Wringer, c. 1939. Creator: Herndon Hightower
Clothes Wringer, c. 1939

Background imageMechanism Collection: Candle Holder, c. 1936. Creator: Gerald Bernhardt

Candle Holder, c. 1936. Creator: Gerald Bernhardt
Candle Holder, c. 1936

Background imageMechanism Collection: Post office Department, Hupp Auto Railway Service, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Post office Department, Hupp Auto Railway Service, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Post office Department, Hupp Auto Railway Service, 1912. [USA. A catcher pouch was grabbed by the catcher mechanism in the passing train

Background imageMechanism Collection: Post office Department, Hupp Auto Railway Service, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Post office Department, Hupp Auto Railway Service, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Post office Department, Hupp Auto Railway Service, 1912. [USA. A catcher pouch was grabbed by the catcher mechanism in the passing train

Background imageMechanism Collection: Post office Department, Hupp Auto Railway Service, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Post office Department, Hupp Auto Railway Service, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Post office Department, Hupp Auto Railway Service, 1912. [USA. Mail is dropped from a passing train. This system was used between the 1870s and the 1930s]

Background imageMechanism Collection: Post office Department, Hupp Auto Railway Service, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Post office Department, Hupp Auto Railway Service, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Post office Department, Hupp Auto Railway Service, 1912. [USA. A catcher pouch was grabbed by the catcher mechanism in the passing train

Background imageMechanism Collection: Carpet Stretcher, 1935/1942. Creator: Howard Lumbard

Carpet Stretcher, 1935/1942. Creator: Howard Lumbard
Carpet Stretcher, 1935/1942

Background imageMechanism Collection: Clock Jack, c. 1936. Creator: Benjamin Resnick

Clock Jack, c. 1936. Creator: Benjamin Resnick
Clock Jack, c. 1936

Background imageMechanism Collection: Hand Compass, c. 1939. Creator: Robert Clark

Hand Compass, c. 1939. Creator: Robert Clark
Hand Compass, c. 1939

Background imageMechanism Collection: Trammel, c. 1938. Creator: Wellington Blewett

Trammel, c. 1938. Creator: Wellington Blewett
Trammel, c. 1938

Background imageMechanism Collection: Reid's Patent Vertical Power-Loom (Interior Section), 1850. Creator: Unknown

Reid's Patent Vertical Power-Loom (Interior Section), 1850. Creator: Unknown
Reid's Patent Vertical Power-Loom (Interior Section), 1850. The advantages aimed at by the...Loom are: enabling the weaver to attend with greater facility the weaving of four pieces at once

Background imageMechanism Collection: Zoar Lock w/ Key, c. 1938. Creator: Angelo Bulone

Zoar Lock w/ Key, c. 1938. Creator: Angelo Bulone
Zoar Lock w/ Key, c. 1938

Background imageMechanism Collection: Anthony's Double-Action Patent Churn, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Anthony's Double-Action Patent Churn, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Anthony's Double-Action Patent Churn, 1850. This new apparatus consists of a strong dovetailed box, with a close-fitting lid...motion is given by turning the handle...The Churn is described in

Background imageMechanism Collection: Carved Wood Doll, c. 1937. Creator: Edith Towner

Carved Wood Doll, c. 1937. Creator: Edith Towner
Carved Wood Doll, c. 1937

Background imageMechanism Collection: Water Nozzle, c. 1940. Creator: Edith Towner

Water Nozzle, c. 1940. Creator: Edith Towner
Water Nozzle, c. 1940

Background imageMechanism Collection: Wheellock Rifle, Nuremberg, 1600. Creator: Rudolf Danner

Wheellock Rifle, Nuremberg, 1600. Creator: Rudolf Danner
Wheellock Rifle, Nuremberg, 1600

Background imageMechanism Collection: Double-Barreled Flintlock Shotgun with Exchangeable Percussion Locks and Barrels

Double-Barreled Flintlock Shotgun with Exchangeable Percussion Locks and Barrels, French, Versailles and Paris, ca. 1818-20; exchangeable percussion locks and barrels, dated 1860

Background imageMechanism Collection: Pair of Flintlock Pistols, British, London, ca. 1765. Creator: Henry Hadley

Pair of Flintlock Pistols, British, London, ca. 1765. Creator: Henry Hadley
Pair of Flintlock Pistols, British, London, ca. 1765

Background imageMechanism Collection: Interior of a Power-Loom factory, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Interior of a Power-Loom factory, 1844. Creator: Unknown
Interior of a Power-Loom factory, 1844. We are persuaded that the annexed engraving will be interesting to our readers, in connection with the great question of " The Factory Bill

Background imageMechanism Collection: The International Exhibition: Hobbs and Ashley's gothic locks and keys, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The International Exhibition: Hobbs and Ashley's gothic locks and keys, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: Hobbs and Ashley's gothic locks and keys, 1862. The material is hammered iron and polished steel, laid, as flat designs of this character will allow

Background imageMechanism Collection: The International Exhibition: Siebes patent ice-making machine... 1862. Creator: Unknown

The International Exhibition: Siebes patent ice-making machine... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: Siebes patent ice-making machine, from a photograph by the London Stereoscopic Company, 1862

Background imageMechanism Collection: The International Exhibition: Samuelson's machinery for crushing and grinding linseed... 1862

The International Exhibition: Samuelson's machinery for crushing and grinding linseed... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: Samuelson's machinery for crushing and grinding linseed, extracting the oil, and making oilcake, 1862

Background imageMechanism Collection: Pair of Flintlock Pistols, Scottish, Doune, ca. 1750-70. Creator: Alexander Campbell

Pair of Flintlock Pistols, Scottish, Doune, ca. 1750-70. Creator: Alexander Campbell
Pair of Flintlock Pistols, Scottish, Doune, ca. 1750-70



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