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    Doodles, Drafts & Designs

    "Doodles, Drafts, and Designs" is a travelling exhibition of Industrial
    Drawings, courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American
    History. These skilled drawings are the original inspiration behind
    industrial inventions, from tall buildings to speeding trains and
    to public arenas and beyond.

    The exhibition's website is a fascinating introduction to industrial
    artwork. Take the virtual tour and view the extensive exhibition of
    work, and go to the Innovators Gallery to learn about the dreamers who
    brought us everyday items such as crayons, brassieres and shopping
    carts. The exhibit displays the usually unseen relationship between
    artwork and industry.

  • #2
    I like the electro-mechanical fly catcher.


    • #3
      I guess the guy thought that the flies would be attracted to the "bait" smell before they were repelled by the kerosene odor. Must have planned on using some "stong bait".

      HEY DAVE.......Did your sister make her meatloaf back then?????

      Seriously........was an interesting site......Some of our greatest inventions started from doodles.

      I think Edison was a doodler??


      [This message has been edited by RPease (edited 01-30-2005).]


      • #4
        And we still do this. pencill and paper will never be replaced until we have an electronic equivilant that is as easy to use and does not cost 100s of bucks
        Forty plus years and I still have ten toes, ten fingers and both eyes. I must be doing something right.


        • #5
          According to Tesla in his biography, he did designs complete in his head. Went to the mill and the lathe then built them to match his drawings in his head.

          I built a table, cut two legs to match shorter length needed for rollers, then, cut the other two short. Had to weld props under them.. HA.. a 4 legged table..

          I call that a brain fart, I should've drawed pictures on paper like I usually do.