Example 1: the thistledown coat (detail)
How was it made? How could it be made? And here is a little bit of Shakespeare in the middle of the machine floor. And I am sure that is how it was in the beautiful minds who worked there...not all misery but also power. The treadle bending to the imagination.
More about MOSI here http://www.mosi.org.uk/ (full details of a seismic sound installation on the 30th June next week too).
And how it is under threat - how can this be? - here http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/save-museum-science-industry-mosi-4051169
Peaseblossom! Cobweb! Moth! and Mustardseed!