Category Archives: Old Technology

The First Laptop Computer

With the rollout of laptops for high school students in QLD schools and the previous ‘Computers for Teachers’ program, I thought I’d take a look at the first “laptop” computer, the Toshiba T1000. In 1987 Toshiba released what is arguably the … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Old Technology | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Behind the Scenes – The Baby Daisy Vacuum Cleaner

This blog highlights another piece of early technology which is held in storage, ‘behind the scenes’  as part of the State collection. It has been written with the assistance of Peter Volk, Assistant Collection Manager, Queensland Museum South Bank. Vacuuming the … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Old Technology | Tagged | 15 Comments

Behind the Scenes – the Lumiere Cinematographe

Colleagues in the QM Cultures and Histories program have been researching  information about some of the oldest cameras in the museum collection, held in storage ‘behind the scenes’. This prompted me to write about a fascinating piece of early technology: the Lumiere Cinematographe. The … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Old Technology | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment