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Tag Archives: Inventions

Can you hear me now?

Most of us hardly think about the technical logistics of communication these days.  With the touch of a few buttons we can send an email or text message, or pick … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

“I have seen the future:” Norman Bel Geddes and the General Motors Futurama

Regular followers of this blog will recognize the button featured at the right from one of our earlier posts about the Museum’s New York World’s Fair collections.  Visitors to the … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · 11 Comments

The Beach Pneumatic Transit Company – just a bunch of hot air?

My alarm didn’t go off this morning, meaning I overslept and I did not have enough time to ride my bicycle into work as I often do, and instead would … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · 21 Comments

Novelty, Simplicity, Buoyancy, and Pliancy

Novelty, simplicity, buoyancy, and pliancy – aren’t these all features we seek in every aspect of our day-to-day life?  Helen Traphagen certainly felt these attributes were important when she set … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · 4 Comments

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