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Deutsches Technikmuseum - 2011

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Exhibit of the Month December: Swedish Sugar Chest, Late 18th Century

Photo: Close up of the open, wooden sugar chest. In the middle a shapeless sugar loaf.

What does this old and peculiar chest do with the sugar loaf?

Exhibit of the Month November: Batons for two foundation relay teams

Photo: Close up on the raisin bomber-team´s baton and T-Shirt

Two teams of the museum and of the observatory took place in a Berlin 5.5 kilometre team relay race, supported by very special designed batons.

Exhibit of the Month October: The Oldest German Camera — A Search for Clues

Photo: Two connected wooden boxes are the body of the camera. The lens is made of brass, around 15 cm long and an aperture of circa 10 cm.

The current exhibit of the month is probably the oldest camera made in Germany. Fascinating research has brought many details about its history.

Exhibit of the Month September: The mysterious “Universal Machine”

Photo: The Archenhold Observatory safeguards a peculiar device, whose purpose remains unclear to this day.

The Archenhold Observatory safeguards a peculiar device, whose purpose remains unclear to this day.

Exhibit of the Month August: Profiled Metal Sheets for Rotor Blades, around 1950/60

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Is it an archaeological find, a tool, or the rusty skeleton of a technical artefact?

Exhibit of the Month July: Hairstyle Protective Hood for Air Hostesses, USA 1965

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Is this plastic hood really capeable to protect womens hair from wind and weather?

Exhibit of the Month June: Opium Weights from the 19th Century

Photo: A bird-shaped metallic weight

Did former Asian merchants really use this animal-shaped bronze figure to weigh opium?

Exhibit of the Month May: Jacob’s Staff, around 1700

Photo: A bulbous light blue coffee pot, made from porcelain, designed in the twenties. The spout is broken.

What is it? What was the function of the 50-centimetre-long, wooden rod with ivory overlays?

Exhibit of the Month April: Broken Coffee Pot, around 1932

Photo: A bulbous light blue coffee pot, made from porcelain, designed in the twenties. The spout is broken.

A just a few months ago unearthed, damaged coffee pot from the thirties poses a mystery - and tells a story.

Glass cabinet in the entrance hall