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Collection area: Everyday Life
  • FA-123593

    "Tura" pinball machine, 1950s

    The 1960s and 1970s were the era of pinball machines. Once the flippers were added, the simple ball game developed a new appeal.

  • FA-122368

    German people's gas mask with filter and original packaging, around 1940

    Respiratory protective devices were developed to protect people from inhaling toxic gases. They were used in mines, factories, during firefighting and in the military sector.

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    Model of a farmhouse in Stafflach am Brenner, around 1910

    The model of the Tyrolean farmhouse in Stafflach am Brenner was initially on exhibit at the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Technical Museum) under the title of "Cultural Heritage and Construction Advice" after the museum first opened.

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    Model of a rafter roof with collar beam support, around 1900

    Nowadays, roof trusses made by carpenters are only really found in single-family homes. As shown in the model on exhibit, they should be suitable for roof extension purposes.

  • 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).

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    Racing sledge, around 1935

    Elderly people sometimes have the tendency to become somewhat melancholic. A sledge is generally associated with carefree childlike winter-fun which can be enjoyed with relatively little effort. The only prerequisite: snow.

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    Tool set “Pink”

    There is some confusion in the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Technical Museum): A 12 x 10 cm pink plastic case contains a small assortment of tools. But for what and whom is it intended?

Collection area: Energy & Mining

Collection area: Information & Communication
  • FA-112004

    Atari Portfolio

    In the 1990s, Personal Computers are becoming increasingly compact. Laptops are based on the size of a briefcase, PDAs on the size of a coat pocket.

  • FA-111970

    Ericsson GH 688

    Extensive cell phone networks, uniform wireless networking standards and powerful cell phones revolutionise telephony. However, users can also easily be monitored.

  • FA-109758

    Philips V2414

    The video recorder opens the doors to additional programme entertainment from video libraries. The video camera makes it possible to record one's private life. 

  • FA-108801

    Wall-mounted telephone

    At the end of the 19th century, the business community discovers the advantages of the telephone. Telephone exchanges are quickly set up, initially with hundreds, but soon with thousands of connections.

Collection area: Production Technology
  • FA-123572

    Anger Twin Screw Extruder, 1959/60

    Don’t be fooled! Although this may look like some sort of a ‘handbag’, it actually measures no less than 270 x 110 x 200 cm – and it’s used to process plastics. So what we have here is the rear view of an extruder.

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    Binderschlägel, um 1750

    The depiction on the mallet illustrates its function: a cooper is shown using the mallet and a flattener to hammer barrel hoops into place. Depicted on the reverse side are a pope and a saint – might the barrel have contained communion wine?

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    Board with raw materials for paper, c 1910

    Peat fibres, pine cones, vines, nettles – vast is the array of potential raw materials used in papermaking. Over time, many have been tried and tested and then rejected.

  • FA-123467

    Book of samples with Japanese silk fabrics, 1st half of the 20th century

    A beautiful death: silkworms use their salivary glands to produce precious silk fibres and then pupate inside the cocoons formed as a result. But before they are allowed to hatch, the silkworms are boiled in hot water or steamed inside the cocoons.

  • FA-121694

    Book of samples with uniform fabrics for the British Army, 1901-1902

    Stand out or be camouflaged? For a long time soldiers were made to wear brightly coloured uniforms, but it was only in the late 19th century that there was a gradual transition to ‘military grey’ and ‘khaki’.

  • FA-116708

    Box with tools, c 1910

    Tools from several countries, harmoniously contained within a confined space, represented different cultures of craftsmanship as well as diverging paths towards industrialisation.

  • FA-123641

    Bread roll notching machine, Ringl Patent, c 1930

    The Kaisersemmel is a type of bread roll that translates literally as ‘imperial bread roll’ – but where does this name actually come from? From a Viennese baker called Kayser? Or is it the ultimate accolade for the best of the best? Or is it derived from the Italian a la casa, as the speciality of the house?

  • FA-124171

    Carpenter’s plane, early 18th century

    A king’s head for a handle: whenever the craftsman applied his plane, he would necessarily close his fist around the monarch’s head and neck to achieve a stable planing action. An instance of lèse-majesté perhaps?

  • FA-122540

    Cassette with garments made of celluloid, 1917

    Forget the laundry – just wash it off! In the late 19th century the invention of the synthetic material known as celluloid meant it was now possible to imitate fine, expensive linen, with the prospects of white collars, cuffs and shirt fronts at any time!

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    Collection of wood samples in book form (‘xylotheque’), c 1845

    Books are made of paper, and paper somehow consists of wood. But when samples of wood are disguised as a book, it’s not a biblio-que, but a xylo-theque.

Collection area: Technical and Scientific Principles
  • FA-123669

    Autograph Wild A7 photogrammetric stereoplotter

    Many people rely on accurate maps from which the height of the terrain can be read. These can be created using photogrammetric devices such as the A7.

  • FA-120432

    Calibration table

    Each town and each state once had its own measuring system. Today, that's unimaginable. However, the standardization of measurement systems is not quite 150 years old.

  • FA-124238

    Demonstration slide rule

    Slide rules are simple calculation aids used for making rough estimates. Large demonstration devices were used for training.

  • FA-123561

    Disk planimeter

    Who wants to measure areas by counting squares on graph paper? The planimeter does this mechanically.

  • FA-123647

    Mingograph 1600 multiple EEG recorder

    Many processes in the human body are related to electrical currents. By use of sensitive devices these can be picked up on the skin surface and recorded. 

  • FA-123651

    Panel with rulers

    Rulers in all their various forms are indispensable aids in making geometric drawings by hand.

  • FA-103194_Brahe-Sextant


    Sextants are devices for measuring angles. They are used to determine the position of stars and (as small, manual devices) for determining one's position at sea.

  • FA-123658

    TODIS base range finder

    The distance of inaccessible points in open territory cannot be ascertained using tape measures. Optical range finders are used instead.

Collection area: Traffic & Transport
  • FA-124228

    Daimler Waggonet

    Automobile pioneer Gottlieb Daimler also developed the first rail-mounted vehicle with a combustion engine. One such vehicle is preserved in its original state at the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Technical Museum).

  • FA-123370

    Model of a floating dock at Óbuda/Altofen with the steamer Széchenyi, pre-1898

    Dockyard refurbishment: the shipyard at Óbuda erected in 1835 was used not only to build ships, but also to refurbish and repair them.

  • FA-123611

    Trisanna Bridge junction

    The construction of the Arlberg Railway posed huge challenges for engineers. The Trisanna Bridge, together with the 12.4 km Arlberg Tunnel, proved particularly demanding.

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