Category: Collection

12. April 2018

Modern Age | Technology

de en

A new view of the world

Every era has its mass media. The peep box in the 18th century marked the start of the development of modern visual media.

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9. April 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

de en fr

From the draisine to the mini-scooter

How did the modern mini-scooter come to be in its present form? It all began in 1817 with a cumbersome wooden vehicle for bumpy Sunday journeys.

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28. February 2018

Modern Age | Technology

de en fr

An ingenious timekeeper

In 1594, the brilliant Swiss clockmaker Jost Bürgi built a celestial globe incorporating the new calendar for the German Kaiser.

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26. January 2018

20th / 21st century | Collection

de en fr

When sounds found their feet

In the 1960s, the youth of the day dreamt of having a portable record player or a boxed gramophone, as it was called. Music conquered the bedroom.

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15. January 2018

20th / 21st century | Collection

de en

From Obwalden straight to Mars

Maxon Motor from Sachseln equips NASA with electric motors. A success story from central Switzerland.

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