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Pioneer plastic: the making and selling of celluloid

Robert Douglas Friedel - Technology & Engineering - 1983 - 153 pages
In 1869, an Albany printer discovered how to mix nitrocellulose with camphor under high pressure to yield a hard, shiny, moldable substance which he and his brother called ...
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Materializing The Military

Bernard S. Finn, Barton C. Hacker - Art - 2005 - 183 pages
Artefacts is a book series in which the editors encourage authors to use objects as evidence for their studies of the history of science and technology. In "Materializing the ...
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From machine shop to industrial laboratory: telegraphy and the changing ...

Paul Israel - Technology & Engineering - 1992 - 251 pages
In the nineteenth century the central institution for the development of new technology was the machine shop. Despite the popular image of the lone inventor, most new ...
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A culture of improvement: technology and the Western millennium

Robert Douglas Friedel - History - 2007 - 588 pages
Finalist, 2008 Henry Paolucci / Walter Bagehot Book Award given by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Why does technology change over time, how does it change, and what ...
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