This category covers general sites for the history of engineering and technology. For history of specific technologies, see under that specific heading.
An illustrated history of timekeeping from ancient times to the present, by NIST
Books, articles and consultancy on industrial archaeology and the history of technology, engineering and metallurgy. Text in Dutch and English.
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.
Article explores early radio broadcasting efforts by the United States and the Soviet Union.
An online museum dedicated to world's fair history, architecture, and memorabilia.
Technology guide looking at the past, present and future of technology and gadgets.
The history of glassmaking in Canada. Descriptions and photographs range from a First Nations spear point to laboratory equipment.
Includes timelines and historical essays of the top 20.
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.
Chart of inventions and discoveries, with comparisons with their Western equivalents.
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.
Timeline with images of each model
Patents developed by faculty at the university. Organized by departments.
Negative comments about new scientific and technological ideas.
An illustrated history of logging and sawmills in the US provided by Ed Sanders.
Medieval technology and various inventions and developments involving everyday life in the Middle Ages.
Includes photos of astrolabes, , protractors, drawing tools, and book covers that were created from the 15th to 18th centuries. Includes general specifications of each item within a table chart.
Collection of links categorised by subject. Provided by the University of Minnesota.
Group is interested in electricity history and industrial archeology with particular reference to the supply, generation and distribution of electricity in the southwest area of England.
Written by the author of the original guide book, and including many details and fascinating facts and discoveries omitted from the guide book.
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.
Describes the development of calculating machines beginning with an adaptation of the Chinese abacus called the soroban. Page includes background of developers and photos of early prototypes.
Digital archive of 20th century technology.
The history of the invention of the world's first automatic totalizator in 1913 and its subsequent development. Mechanical computing on a commercial scale.
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.
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