Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,516 pages of information and 233,946 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Museo Galileo (Florence)

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Lens grinding lathe by Andrea Frati, 2nd half of 18thC.
Hydraulic pump, invented c. 1785 by Carlo Castelli, who called it a ventilatore idraulico. Made in the workshop of the Museo di Fisica e Storia Naturale of Florence between 1793 and 1794. For more information, see here
Closer view of Castelli pump, showing fine workmanship

Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science, Florence, Italy

Galileo Museum website

Flash photography is not allowed in the museum, but good photographs and information are available via the museum website and on the Epact website.

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