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03-31-2006, 08:56 PM
Hello all and happy Friday (unless you're over in TIO, it's not so happy over there right now).

I have lost a good three hours of my life this afternoon trying to locate a website that I used to have in my favourites until my laptop died and I was forced to defragment the hd. (Of course I hadn't thought to back up my favourites.)

The site was a timeline of technology / innovations / science / discoveries etc running from the cave-dwellers through to present time. It wasn't exactly academic, nor was it always reliable, but it was a nice overview and starting point for furhter research (e.g. What kinds of electrical equipment could my 1923 London housewife conceivably have had access to - further resources now that I have some ideas).

Does this ring any bells at all?
Many thanks and ta

03-31-2006, 09:06 PM
I use the Timetables of History, but it isn't as thorough as what you're describing.

It sounds like a great tool, though.

03-31-2006, 09:27 PM
Hi Lloyd!

Thanks regardless: I shall go and play on that for a while (it looks fun). If I ever find the site will post it here, in case anyone is interested.

Take care and have a lovely weekend!

04-05-2006, 06:46 AM
Hi Maya,

perhaps you're looking for something like that:

04-12-2006, 08:18 PM
Hi Eiko

Thanks a million - it's not the one I was using but may just do the trick.

Cheers again

04-12-2006, 08:28 PM
Hi Eiko

Thanks a million - it's not the one I was using but may just do the trick.

Cheers again

You might see if your public library has a copy of the Sears catalog from the early 1920s; many of them do, since they've been reprinted for research purposes. Also look at back issues of magazine and newspapers, especially the ads.

04-14-2006, 02:33 PM
If you type in a date on answers.com, you generate a list of not only inventions and scientific discoveries for that year, but also popular literature, etc.

http://www.answers.com (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=1850&curtab=2222_1&linktext=1850)

You can also search by decade or century, if you are looking for broader information.

Julie Worth
04-14-2006, 03:03 PM
Here's another: Timeline Technology (http://timelines.ws/subjects/Technology.HTML), which is part of Timelines of History (http://timelines.ws/).

04-17-2006, 07:32 PM
wikipedia is helpful too. Just search for a date and it will give you the days adn what happened in those days