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Instruments for Natural Philosophy
April 6, 2010 8:05 PM   Subscribe

Instruments for Natural Philosophy
posted by carsonb (10 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

Via, and as pointed to previously by nickyskye.
posted by carsonb at 8:07 PM on April 6, 2010

Nice stuff...

someone post this to bb and we'll watch the whole darn place explode!
posted by HuronBob at 8:10 PM on April 6, 2010

Go Lords!
posted by bardic at 8:15 PM on April 6, 2010 [1 favorite]

posted by idiopath at 8:16 PM on April 6, 2010

steampunk gas powered oscilloscope
posted by idiopath at 8:19 PM on April 6, 2010

posted by klangklangston at 8:20 PM on April 6, 2010

Cool! The pneumatics section reminds me of Wright's famous "Experiment on a Bird in an Air-Pump," which places a pair of period Magdeburg hemispheres and a vacuum pump in a tableau of disquieting advancement.
posted by Iridic at 8:28 PM on April 6, 2010

posted by fantabulous timewaster at 8:51 PM on April 6, 2010

"Epact is an electronic catalogue of medieval and renaissance scientific instruments from four European museums... Together, these museums house the finest collections of early scientific instruments in the world."
posted by ecurtz at 10:53 PM on April 6, 2010

Really good. But it would be awesome as anything with higher resolution images available to click through to.
posted by howfar at 4:29 AM on April 7, 2010 [1 favorite]

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