Copyright: De Volkskrant 2011
Everything what the technology minded happen to like ...
"Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements" - H. Brown (1871) A wonderful book of all kinds of mechanisms ! Around 1870 the Franco-Prussian War raged and the German forces victoriously entered Versailles... For more historical books about mechanisms see this Cornell page. See the attachment for the PDF file.
Stabilised Stewart platform (sometimes called Hexapod (six legs)), photo taken at small harbour in Delft. See this blog entry.
And this photo.