1868 boring machine, and some other equipment examples

Is this normal for 1868?

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KorbenDallas

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We have to be missing something somewhere. Honestly, I feel conned coming up on some of the technological advancements of the past. This time it is this 1868 boring machine. It is safe to assume that it was not invented in its final state pictured below. There had to be some development, and may be some intermediate models in existence prior to 1868. I just do not see how you come up with something like this from the ground up without any development involved.

Note: In the process of writing this little post, I ran into quite a few interesting things, so make sure you check out those images at the bottom. Check out that 1868 water desalinator, 30 ton portable crane, welding machine, various buildings, ships, trains, luxury railroad cars, engines, subways and other "inventions" at the bottom.

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Artwork of the rock-boring machine invented and patented by George Low and manufactured by E. R. and F. Turner of Ipswich, England. The machine is powered by a pneumatic system that can use compressed steam or air. The compressor can be located at some distance, and the machine moved to the workface on rails. The boring cylinder rotates rapidly and also moves up and down, striking the rock at a rate of 300-500 blows per minute. The boring point is around 5 centimeters across. The compressed air that powers the machine also cushions the boring cylinder, and a jet of water is used to wash away the broken rock. Artwork from Mines and Miners (L. Simonin, 1868).

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- I can only imagine what else is hiding in these engineering volumes.

Some examples from volume 5.
How about that for 1868?

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KD: I don't know what to say. With every next discovery the technological level of the mid-19th century just keeps on climbing. Apart from being naive, a reasonable person would understand that there had to be proper development associated with equipment like this. That, in turn, poses another interesting question - how far back in time does this development go?

!!!: Interesting that just about every etching in this book is accompanied by something like this, "The engraving was done based on the photograph we observed".

When were people inventing and developing? The entire world was fighting: List of wars 1800–1899

Opinions? Is that normal?
 
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BStankman

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Wow, uncanny how things start to fit together here.
Thanks for including the last figure sea going turret ship.
It fits nicely with my partially plagiarized Barabar cave analysis.
The Barabar caves in India

If we conclude a prior age of man had at least 19th century technology, we probably start recognizing these fossils as technology in our 19th century.

Who is finding this fossil technology at a rapid rate? Miners. And apparently putting their discoveries to use.

Nothing new under the sun.
 
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ISeenItFirst

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Looking at Foote's device for burning petroleum, pictured above. That pipe and particularly those fittings look exactly like ductile iron fittings. Cast iron fittings need to be much bulkier. Ductile iron invented in the 1940s.
 

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These are quite some advanced machinery for the time. Also that tidbit on "The engraving was done based on the photograph we observed" just solidifies that these are found technology, not made.

EDIT: Just a tidbit, but the first machine looks like it's on a robotic arm.
 
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Here are a few additional fun things

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And today we would probably use a computer to cut the below out. They simply used a saw in 1868. Question is what guided the saw they used?

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Apparently they had refrigerators in 1868 with the very first one allegedly invented in 1834.

Apparatus for photograhing the Moon?

Also, I think a few of the atmospheric electricity forum members will be interested to see the below image.

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These engineering publications look more like some sort of indoctrination inventory.

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