Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Back to the Future Again

No, this is not a sketch of a space ship for the upcoming Star Wars movie. 

These drawings are actually over one hundred years old. They date back to the middle of the 19th century. They are from a file labeled "inventions" in the Samuel Bemis papers at the Henney History Room of the Conway Public Library.

If you have a guess as to what they might be about, please drop us a comment!
They certainly are mysterious and intriguing. 

Some insight as to their intentions may be surmised by learning about the life and times of Samuel Bemis. While they look like they might be for ray guns, spy satellites, hover board motors, or flying cars, they are probably more likely related to the work he did with watches, cameras and dental tools. 
Tomorrow is “Back to the Future” day. It’s a time to celebrate and reflect upon what we had imagined would have come to pass by now. For more on this event and other bits of "the history of the future" send us a comment or call us at the Henney History Room of the Conway Public Library at 603-447-5552.

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