Global Technology Pavilion
The Belle Epoque was a time of massive technological advance all around the world. Inventors were busily vying for patents to make the next big thing. Thomas Edison, Joseph Swan, Nicola Tesla, Alexander Graham Bell, Ernest Rutherford, Guigliermo Marconi, Henry Ford and the Wright brothers were all active at the time.
Rebecca Blundell takes us through the technology pavilion describing some of the most important technologies of the time, some of which are pictured on this page.
1910 Model T Ford, Salt Lake City, Utah
Edison's original carbon filament incandescent bulb. Photo: Terren in Virginia on Flickr
Columbia model C ("Universal") Graphophone 1903 from the Salvador Velez collection. Photo: Alejandro Linares Garcia
Percy Grainger editing a pianola roll, 1916