Re: grettings all, quick question

Michael Lorrey (
Sun, 18 May 1997 11:39:08 -0400 wrote:
> In a message dated 5/18/97 7:12:30 AM, Brian Davis wrote:
> >I've been developing an interest in yestertech recently; steam engines,
> >air wells, flying wings, etcetera. Specifically I'm looking for devices
> >that were supposed to be "the next big thing" but that never really
> >caught on.
> >
> >I'm thinking of putting together some sort of museum exhibit celebrating
> >ignored and forgotten devices, schemes and plans.
> Well, they're not past "next big things", but the Atlantic has an amusing
> paragraph each month on some bizarre expiring patent.

A good place to start is possibly contacting Popular Science about
developing an archive of their new tech stuff. They have a monthly page
of what they had in the mag 25, 50, 100, 150 years ago. It is frequently
rather entertaining.

			Michael Lorrey
------------------------------------------------------------		Inventor of the Lorrey Drive

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