Collection area: Everyday Life

Apart from the older collections groups of structural engineering and fire protection, this collection area was put together during the 20th century. The expansion of the range of the collection to include the use of technical objects in everyday life using the groups of domestic technology, municipal infrastructure, games, sport and home and garden also meant a new orientation of the traditional understanding of museums and technology.

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Environmental Engineering
  • FA-122371

    "Heidelberg tank system", sectional model, 1881

    What to do with human excrements? The technical solution for the disposal of excrements required inventiveness and time-consuming experimentation.

  • FA-124234

    "Ohropax Classic" ear plugs, 2005

    A sound suppressor for the ears: "Ohropax" ear plugs have already been on the market for more than 100 years. A congenial product which makes it possible to keep the noise from the outside world at bay.

  • FA-117635

    "Viennese Pavilion Urinal", 1908

    In the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Technical Museum), visitors have the opportunity to view (but not use!) a public urinal – absolutely unique worldwide in this size. It was built in 1908 and was once located on Sachsenplatz square in Vienna-Brigittenau.

  • FA-123699

    Public rubbish bin, around 1995

    In the 1920s, public rubbish bins were for the first time put up throughout Vienna. The pioneer model “Altstadtgitter” is in the collections of the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Technical Museum).

  • FA-122378

    Sewage worker boots, around 1985

    Special clothing and equipment is indispensible for underground jobs relating to the disposal of urban wastewater. One utensil in particular is crucial for sewage workers: their boots.

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