Edmund Culpeper, Armillen-Astrolabium, Ringsonnenuhr - Astrolabe, Ring Dial, 1776. Made in London. Bought by the observatory in Mannheim, Germany, a tool for time, height & field measurement. Via Technoseum.
Electrical toys for girls: Brutzelette. Der elektrische Herd für die kleine Hausfrau, late 1940s. Baking tools, 1959. Oven, 1960s. Singer, 1960s. Sewing machine Piko Sybill, 1975. Via technoseum. From the exhibition Sammlung 2, Household, til Juli 2014, Mannheim.
Since 1990 electrical toys like this are not allowed on the german market for kids under 14.
Model of a crane, 18th century. The rotating crane had a “motor” wheel for up to three walking men. The architect Claude Perrault did use it and made it public in France. It was also featured in Diderot’s Encyclopedy 1751. Model: Kolpingwerk Augsburg. Via Technoseum.