- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: December 6, 2005
Explore the unlikely tales behind everyday artifacts as MODERN MARVELS reveals the rich heritage of tools from the wrench to sandpaper.
- You will never look at your workbench the same way after this enlightening hour.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
Many of the items found in hardware stores are so common that it's easy to forget that when they were invented, they represented technological breakthroughs--some even revolutionized entire industries. MORE HARDWARE examines various tools to see how they've evolved, including the wrench, rope, sandpaper, and locks and keys. Whether you're looking for an ancient tool like a hammer or a modern one like an electronic lock, you'll find it at the hardware store--the place to go when things fall apart or when you decide to build your dreams from the ground up.