Strange Engines of the Civil War

Posted by on July 8th,2008

Strange Engine - Steam and Other Weapons from the Civil War Era

Mr Lamb has informed me of his most interesting new journal, Strange Engines – a blog of the curious, surprising and downright unbelievable weapons and technology from the Civil War Era. Though a new site, the first page has already had me marvelling at the ingenuity of those souls – from steam guns to centrifugal cannons!

Most sound unbelievable, and there’s only the word of their creators (and thus salespeople) to go on, but it’s an facinating look at what was considered feasible, or desirable, in weapons at the time. Many thanks, and good luck, Mr Lamb!