FORGOTTEN ANCIENT INVENTIONS
In this section you will find inventions of the ancient world ,which were massively used in the Late Middle Ages or Renaissance or much later
Astronomical clock (known as Antikythera mechanism ) was created in the 2th century BC , but practical use began after the 14th century (first - astrarium by Giovanni de' Dondi (1364) and another astronomical clocks later)
Crossbow (known as Gastraphetes ) was created in the 5th century BC , but total practical use began in the 14th century.
Mass production (of warship) was created in Carthage in the 5th century BC , but practical use began in the 12th century ( Venetian Arsenal )
Rail transport (known as Diolkos wagonway) was created by Periander (Tirant of Corinth ) in the 6th century BC , but total practical use began in the 19th century.
Steam engine (known as Aeolipile) was created by Heron of Alexandria in the 1th century , but practical use began in the 19th century.
Vending machine was created by Heron of Alexandria in the 1th century (this machine accepted a coin and then dispensed holy water), but practical use began in the 17th century (coin-operated machines that dispensed tobacco were being operated as early as 1615 in the England).