Invention and Technology, American Heritage 1991 Winter
Invention and Technology, American Heritage 1991 Winter

Invention and Technology, American Heritage 1991 Winter

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Invention and Technology, American Heritage 1991 Winter
 
Invention And Technology Magazine Winter 1999 American heritage
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4 THEY'RE STILL THERE by Richard F. Snow
The post office in New York uses turn-of-the-century machines to cancel mail.
6 NOTES FROM THE FIELD by Frederic D. Schwarz
The Society for the History of Technology faces mid-life.
8 THOMAS EDISON, FAILURE by Michael Peterson
At the height of his fame and success, America's greatest inventor embarked on a huge and disastrous project that cost ten years and all his fortune.
16 THE DIESEL REVOLUTION by Maury Klein
It did more than make trains faster-it swept away a century-old way of life.
24 THE CLOSING OF THE AVIATION FRONTIER by T. A. Heppenheimer For half a century airplanes flew ever faster, ever higher. Then progress abruptly reached its limits. The reasons are both technical and political.
34 EINSTEIN THE INVENTOR by Thomas P. Hughes
The practical engineering work of the great theoretician nourished his thought and changed our world.
42 MACHINE-TOOL MECCA by Judson Gooding
In a little-known Vermont museum the tools that built industrial America tell the tremendous story of how they did it.
50 AGAINST ALL ODDS by Dennis Karwatka
Jan Matzeliger, a poor black immigrant, struggled alone to become an inventor and succeeded in devising a machine that revolutionized an industry.
56 AUTOMATING THE WORKER by Joseph Gies
Frederick Winslow Taylor brought efficiency engineering to the workplace. It was feared and fought but it has never left.
64 POSTFIX by Richard Brodsky
The evolution of your telephone number


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