Monday, June 18, 2018

#27 - "Stamp Mill Machinery"

#28 was the radio! Heard from Milt, Elaine, Peyton, Joani, and Mike!

"Stamp Mill Machinery"

Bodie Ghost Town did not have much from the Industrial Genre but it was a wealth of photo ops for those of us who were there. This was one of several massive engines that drove the smashing equipment. I wondered just how noisy this place was? Add in the amount of dust they inhaled and you have a major health disaster! Of note, the place from which this machine was built - Fitchburg, MA!

Greatest Inventions of All Time!
Recently I came across an article about the greatest inventions as determined by a large group of scientists, philosophers, educators, and other professions. Their task was to create a list of "the Greatest Inventions of All Time." Conveniently, the final list numbered fifty! so, I'm starting with #50 and working my way down to Numero Uno in December.

Fear not as I will offer you some hints as to what the invention was.


In Europe, between 1280 and 1320, there was an increase in the number of references to these devices in church records, and this probably indicates that a new type had been devised. Existing ones used water power and were being adapted to take their driving power from falling weights.

#27 was intended for two main purposes: for signaling and notification and for modeling the solar system. The former purpose is administrative, the latter arises naturally given the scholarly interests in astronomy, science, astrology, and how these subjects integrated with the religious philosophy of the time. 

In 1283, a large one was installed at Dunstable Priory - its location suggests that it was not a water driven.

It quantified time.

Murphy's Laws

Klipstein's Lament. . .

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Leaving You with a Laugh, I Hope. . .

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