Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements

This book, written in 1896, is a fascinating example of human ingenuity and cleverness. We don’t normally associate technical innovation with the 1800s, but don’t forget that’s when machines and automation in factories really started to take off.

Inspired by the book, Matt Keveney created a companion site, where he is animating some of the examples.

Check out some of these examples and you’ll see why this is so cool.