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- 1881 Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: Features snapshot images from a late 19th century book of terms for mechanical devices. Illustrates the state of technology during that era. Includes photos and searchable index. Most links are in DjVu format.
- A Walk Through Time: An illustrated history of timekeeping from ancient times to the present, by NIST
- A World Of Communication: All about the history, status, and future of communications technology.
- Air Force Technology: Timelines through 1970s.
- Alex den Ouden: Books, articles and consultancy on industrial archaeology and the history of technology, engineering and metallurgy. Text in Dutch and English.
- Building Big: A companion to the PBS series, the site explores the engineering principles, design challenges, and stories behind some of the most remarkable achievements in the history of building.
- Canadian Civil Engineering History & Heritage: Features civil engineering historic sites and engineers who made a significant impact on civil engineering in Canada.
- Echo Virtual Library: Database of pages about the history of science, technology, sociology, computers and medicine.
- ExpoMuseum: An online museum dedicated to world's fair history, architecture, and memorabilia.
- Greatest Engineering Achievements of the Twentieth Century: Includes timelines and historical essays of the top 20.
- Greatest Inventions - The Evolution of Man through History: Covers a number of popular inventions through history from the 15th to the 20th century.
- H-GIG Technology History links: From the University of California, Riverside.
- Henry VIII Stamped Out Industrial Revolution: Article in the Telegraph reporting that archaeologists have found evidence that Cistercian monks in Yorkshire were developing a prototype blast furnace when they were evicted by the king in 1538.
- History of Mechanical Calculators: Covers the history of modern day adding devices from 1885 with the "Marconi Box" with rubber bands and wires to electrical motor driven machines of the 1940's. Discusses styles of computing throughout this period.
- History of Radio: This paper analyzes early stages of Soviet and US radio broadcasting. It was a different world back then.
- History of Refrigeration: Summary with links to related articles.
- History of Science and Technology in Islam: Describes Arabic original inventions and improvements in chemical processes and mechanical engineering
- History of the IBM Typewriter: Timeline with images of each model
- Hook Norton Brewery Steam Engine: Possibly the last working steam engine in the world. Is used to power the brewery in a town in the UK. Page gives short history, specifications and tasks accomplished by this antique machinery.
- Internal Fire: A small museum in Wales covering the development of the diesel engine in the 20th century. Includes photos, history and descriptions of these types of motors.
- Inventions! Patents at NC State University: Patents developed by faculty at NC State University and selected items from NCSU Libraries? collection of related materials.
- It'll Never Work!: Negative comments about new scientific and technological ideas.
- Kodo Zuroku - Illustrated Book on the Smelting of Copper: Online facsimile of an eighteenth century book by Masuda Tsuna, translated by Zenryu Shirakawa.
- Lumber, Logging and Paper: An illustrated history of logging and sawmills in the US provided by Ed Sanders.
- Mark Twain and Technology: An exploration of the technology Twain refers to in his novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. site was constructed as part of a Summer Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
- Medieval Technology Pages: Medieval technology and various inventions and developments involving everyday life in the Middle Ages.
- Nikola Tesla: Discovered the rotating magnetic field, the basis of most alternating-current machinery. Als, invented the Tesla coil, that is widely used in radios. Includes biography, list of inventions, photos, and quotes.
- Pam Mack's History of Technology Links:
- Recording Technology History: Discusses early people and items used to make early audio and video devices from the first record players to digital television. Includes additional `resource` links.
- Resources in the History of Science & Technology: Many links
- Roman Engineering and Industry: Illustrated article on the engineering enterprise of the Roman engineer. Includes aqueducts, pipes, valves, and pumps.
- Sketches of a History of Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics - Hyperjeff: Timeline of the major events of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. Includes links to biographies and a complete bibliography.
- South Western Electricity Historical Society: The SWEHS is interested in electricity history and industrial archeology with particular reference to the supply, generation and distribution of electricity in the South Western area of England.
- Surfing the Aether - A Radio History & Technology Timeline: Chronicle many of the events, inventions, and notable persons that made radio what it is, and asks if lessons learned from this history can be applied to the Internet today.
- Technology Chronology: Dates and descriptions of some important events in the history of technology, from prehistory through modern times.
- Technology History: Miscellaneous links to technology topics.
- The Dead Media Project: Database of notes written and researched by mailing members pertaining to various forms of media and communications devices throughout history.
- The Engines of Our Ingenuity: Radio program that tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity. Features transcripts for every episode heard since the show's inception in 1988.
- The Steam Engine Library: Online texts of historical documents relating to the history of the steam engine.
- The astronomical clock at Hampton Court Palace: The astronomical clock at Hampton Court Palace by the author of the original guide book, and including many details and fascinating facts and discoveries omitted from the guide book.
- ThinkQuest - The Evolution of Communication: Traces the development of verbal and non-verbal communication through human history, from prehistoric cave drawings to satellite broadcast.
- Time Warp: Digital archive of 20th century technology.
- Today in Technology History: A single event from this date in the history of technology. Published weekdays, from the Center for the Study of Technology and Society.
- Totalizator History: The history of the invention of the world's first automatic totalizator in 1913 and its subsequent development. Mechanical computing on a commercial scale.
- Vintage Audio, Video and Television site: Pictures, documents, technical information, and links relating to webmaster's professional and pastime interests in early audio, video and television developments.
- Waterpower at Niagara: The history of power development at Niagara Falls. Includes a timeline, a hot-linked schematic of a power house installation, and short biographies of key power pioneers.
- Westinghouse Heritage: A timeline that shows the inventions created by the company over the years like the light bulb and household appliances. Included are information about the founder, George Westinghouse, and world events during those periods. Requires Quicktime plugin.
- Wolfgang von Kempelen's and the subsequent speaking machines: A description of vaious methods of producing synthetic speech experimented with between 1770 and 1970. Includes auditory illustrations.
- World's Fairs and Expositions: Resources on the world's fairs held from 1876 to 1916 focusing on how they shaped American culture by presenting idealized visions of the past and future that often ignored minority viewpoints.
- Yale Library: History of Science, Technology, and Medicine: Links to many types of resources