Friedrich Siemens (1826-1904) engraving portrait - Vintage Nostalgia
Friedrich Siemens (1826-1904) engraving portrait

Friedrich Siemens, German inventor in the heat technology applied to glass manufacturing and crematorium, also known for the regenerative glass lamp with his name.

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Gas cooking stove, XIX century engraving - Vintage Nostalgia
Gas cooking stove, XIX century engraving

Gas kitchen stove as cooking device with scientifically controlled heat and gas fuel

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Fata Morgana mirage in the desert, vintage engraving - Vintage Nostalgia
Fata Morgana mirage in the desert, vintage engraving

Description of a Fata Morgana optical phenomenon in the desert, it occurs by thermal inversion of warmer air over colder air involving distant objects as mirage

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Renaissance tile stove in Augsburg, XVI century - Vintage Nostalgia
Renaissance tile stove in Augsburg, XVI century

Renaissance tiled stove richly decorated in Augsburg, XVI century

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Chemistry:  obtain hydrogen by dissociating water - Vintage Nostalgia
Chemistry: obtain hydrogen by dissociating water

A device to obtain hydrogen by dissociating water over glowing iron: the hot iron used the water oxygen to form an iron oxyde thus leaving the hydrogen free. An iron pipe filled with iron shavings was heated up in a … Continued

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Steam locomobile - Vintage Nostalgia
Steam locomobile

Steam powered “locomobile”, grand-grand-grandpa of today’s cars

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Physics: heat dilates air. Heating a glassball tube, air expands out of it as bubbles through water - Vintage Nostalgia
Physics: heat dilates air. Heating a glassball tube, air expands out of it as bubbles through water

Heating a glassball tube, the air contained in it expands out of it and forms bubbles through water.

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Pressurized gas produces mechanical motion. - Vintage Nostalgia
Pressurized gas produces mechanical motion.

Illustration from an old chemistry book: very base of the steam engine

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Chemistry: Oxyhydrogen blower. - Vintage Nostalgia
Chemistry: Oxyhydrogen blower.

Oxyhydrogen is mixture of hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2). If a stream of air is blown through a Oxyhydrogen flame, the fuel- air mixing is enhanced and the jet exiting the flame is intensely hot.

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Old chemistry: hydrogen lighter - Vintage Nostalgia
Old chemistry: hydrogen lighter

One of the first lighters was invented by the German chemist J. W. Doebereiner in 1823. This lighter worked by a reaction of hydrogen to a platinum sponge (acting as a catalyst), with of a great amount of heat being … Continued

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Chemistry experiment: hydrogen is inflammable - Vintage Nostalgia
Chemistry experiment: hydrogen is inflammable

Hydrogen is buoyant in air and the hydrogen flames tend to ascend rapidly. The Graf von Zeppelin learned it the hard way.

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Lavoisier experiment: discovery water composition by decomposing water vapour over hot iron. - Vintage Nostalgia
Lavoisier experiment: discovery water composition by decomposing water vapour over hot iron.

The discovery that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen was made in the early 1780s. Lavoisier demonstrated that iron reacts with water releasing hydrogen.

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