Industry Living History – Mini mechanisms

We build model machines, working steam engines, and find all kinds of other ways to play with the history of technology, industry, and daily life.

Hands-on activity at the Festival:
We will bring some simple machines and mechanisms that can be assembled and/or handled by visitors. We will have some sprang looms that kids can braid on, and some drop spindles for making thread… We particularly hope to find out just how many scissors a miniature hydraulic scissor lift can sciz. (the more sets of scissors, the faster the thing expands!)

  • Categories: Crafting, 2017