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Blaise Pascal, calculating machine, 1650. Photo Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Pascaline calculating machine by Blaise Pascal, before Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, most probably the machine gifted by Pascal to Marie Louise Gonzaga in 1647

1864 Corset (back) - Victoria and Albert Museum at http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O15546/corset-unknown/    Silk, edged with machine-made lace, reinforced with whalebone and metal eyelets, cotton twill lining. The corset was worn over the chemise and it moulded the figure of the wearer into the fashionable shape of the day. It did not need to be very tightly laced, for the illusion of a small waist was created by the very wide circumference of the crinoline.

Corset

Corset of silk, edged with machine-made lace, reinforced with whalebone and metal eyelets, cotton twill lining, circa

Great Northern Popcorn 6210 POPHEAVEN Commercial Quality Style Popcorn Popper Machine with 12Ounce Kettle and Aroma Housewares AFP1600S Gourmet Series Stainless Steel Electric Skillet Bundle >>> Click image to review more details-affiliate link.

Great Northern Popcorn 6210 POPHEAVEN Commercial Quality Style Popcorn Popper Machine with 12Ounce Kettle and Aroma Housewares AFP1600S Gourmet Series Stainless Steel Electric Skillet Bundle >>> Click image to review more details-affiliate link.

Fiat 1600 S Cabriolet (118) '1962–63

Fiat 1600 S Cabriolet (118) '1962–63

seeselfblack: Chronicles of the African-American Jockey Vol 1-8 On this day of the Kentucky Derby REMEMBER: (a) Black jockeys won 8 of the first 16 Derbies and 15 of the first 28; (b) 13 of the 15 riders in the first Derby in 1875 were black including the winning jockey Oliver Lewis aboard his horse Aristides; Isaac Murphy became the first jockey to capture successive Kentucky Derbies in 1891 and the first to win a total of three; (d) James Wink Winkfield took third place in the 1900 Derby…

seeselfblack: “Chronicles of the African-American Jockey, Vol this day of the Kentucky Derby REMEMBER: (a) Black jockeys won 8 of the first 16 Derbies and 15 of the first (b) 13 of the

Phoropter - The practice of using lenses interchangeably to measure optics originated from the 1600s, while early predecessors of the phoropter first emerged in the 1800s. The facts are focused at http://tenrandomfacts.com/phoropter//  #phoropter #eye #optometry #trivia #random #facts #invention #machine

Phoropter

Even modern phoropters look like gizmos from the Phoropters are an invention used primarily to determine the refraction error – the inaccuracy of an eye’s ability to focus light, of … Continue reading →

Blaise Pascal, calculating machine, 1650. Photo Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Pascaline calculating machine by Blaise Pascal, before Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, most probably the machine gifted by Pascal to Marie Louise Gonzaga in 1647

Two-piece dress, Sweden, 1865. Pink silk moiré with white bobbin lace on machine-made tulle and white silk tulle. Hand- and machine-sewn. Skirt has eight panels.  Hallwyl Museum, Sweden

Two-piece dress, Sweden, Pink silk moiré with white bobbin lace on machine-made tulle and white silk tulle. Hand- and machine-sewn. Skirt has eight panels.

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