Chapter

Machines-in-Motion

Peter H. Hoffenberg

in An Empire on Display

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780520218918
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520922969 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520218918.003.0006
Machines-in-Motion

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This chapter examines the exhibitions of technology and machines-in-motion in the British Empire. It explains that these exhibitions were able to observe and operate various types of machines-in-motion, including ones for milling, cutting, and carding woolen and worsted products. The chapter argues that the machines featured in these exhibitions illustrated and made tangible the transformations in getting and working with raw materials, metals, and chemicals, and that connection was drawn across time and space at the shows.

Keywords: technology; machines-in-motion; exhibitions; British Empire; milling; cutting; carding

Chapter.  16103 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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