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Stories about the lives we've made


The iconic machines in MMW chart the evolution of the engineering technologies that surround us. From Stephenson's locomotive Rocket to the Apollo programme and space travel, from textile hand loom to Cray supercomputer, from John Harrison's wooden clock to atomic time - these are the inventions that transformed the world.

Silver-plated model of the... Parsons original steam tur... Rover safety bicycle, 1885 Panhard & Levassor motor c... Racing motor boat, Miss En... Lumière cine-camera and pr...
De Forest's triode valve, ... Ford Model T, 1916 Avro 504K biplane, 1918 Foden F1 diesel lorry, 1931 Lockheed Electra airliner,... Emitron television camera ...