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BRL Nuclear Weapon Effects Computer (ca. 1960)

Mixing an analog interface into this set. BRL Nuclear Weapon Effects Computer (ca.

Mr. President, I’m not saying we won’t get our hair mussed. I do say, no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops! Depending on the breaks

President, I’m not saying we won’t get our hair mussed. I do say, no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops! Depending on the breaks — but does it float

Pioneer Plaque -  designed in 1971 and is 9” x 6”. Its estimated that the satellite and plaque are currently nine and half billion miles away from Earth.

The Pioneer plaques are a pair of gold-anodized aluminium plaques which were placed on board the 1972 Pioneer 10 and 1973 Pioneer 11 spacecraft, featuring a pictorial message, in case either Pioneer 10 or 11 was intercepted by extraterrestrial life.

K- I literally gasped when I saw these lithographed renderings from A.W. Faber’s late 19th century catalog of pencils and other office supplies. The pamphlet cover states that Faber has factories in France and Germany and “houses” in London, Paris and Berlin. But the company address is at 78 Reade Street, right here in NYC.

Faber, illustrated price list of lead and colored pencils, USA. Via Melissa Easton. The complete list online: University of Houston design-is-fine: ”

Arabic Star Lists, c. 1065 CE. The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. The earliest compilation of Ptolemy’s constellations became codified only in the 9th century CE, after it was published in...

Arabic Star Lists, c. The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. The earliest compilation of Ptolemy’s constellations became codified only in the century CE, after it was published in Arabic. + (via oupacademic)

Reinventing the Wheel: A Brief History of the Circle as a Visual Metaphor for Organizing Information | Brain Pickings

Reinventing the Wheel: A Design History of the Circle as a Visual Metaphor for Information

Reinventing the Wheel: A Design History of the Circle as a Visual Metaphor for Information – Brain Pickings

Astoronomical clock - The clock of the Emperor Maximillian II, G. Emmoser, Augsburg, 1566

Astoronomical clock - The clock of the Emperor Maximillian II, G. Emmoser, Augsburg, 1566 @ Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

Computer graphic for back of Antikythera mechanism - Antikythera mechanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Computer graphic for back of Antikythera mechanism - Antikythera mechanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Marconi Dial

Old Vintage Marconi Multiband Radio Tuning ial.

Nuclear bomb effects computer

Nuclear bomb effects circular slide rule computer developed by EG and G in I have one of these on my bookshelf.

This 1933 nail gauge had a "loop" at the top so that it could be hung
in the nail section of a hardware store.

This 1933 nail gauge had a "loop" at the top so that it could be hung in the nail section of a hardware store.

Orbits of the Planets

Orbit of the Planets plate from "Smith's Illustrated Astronomy" by Asa Smith, published by Cady and Burgess, New York City, 1850

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