Assembling Natural History collections has been a popular pastime since the early 1700's, but
America's collections of man-made items from tools to toasters to toilets offer an intriguing glimpse
into the evolution of technology in America. Producer Harriet Baskas takes us on a visit to some of the
country's most unusual technology museums.
|Tools, Toasters and Toilets|
Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry
visit the on-line exhibits
The Hellenic Archives of Scientific Instruments
These archives concern the scientific instruments that are dated before 1950.
The Toaster Museum
History of the toaster.
A guide to thousands of museums.
A chronology of major man-made inventions from the past.
The Industrial Revolution was a time of dramatic change, from hand tools and handmade items, to products which were mass produced by machines.