Produced by The Britannia Sewing machine Company, Colchester, England, this highly ornate treadle is one of the UK's most collectable combinations. The machine head is based on the commonly copied Wheeler Wilson rotary shuttle type. This model was manufactured for several years from the late 1860s.
Cairnpapple Hill is one of the most important prehistoric sites in mainland Scotland. It was used from about 3,000 BC to 1400 BC firstly as a ceremonial site then several centuries later as a burial site. From the summit of Cairnpapple Hill we can enjoy stunning views over central Scotland, and as far as Goat Fell, on Arran, on a good day.
At only about 5000 light years away, the Lagoon Nebula is so big and bright that it can be seen without a telescope toward the constellation of the Archer (Sagittarius). The majestic nebula is filled with hot gas and the home for NGC 6530. an open cluster that formed in the nebula only several million years ago. The featured image was taken in the light emitted by Hydrogen (shown in brown), Sulfur (red), and Oxygen (blue) and displayed in enhanced color. (NASA-APOD)
A visit to one of Mexico's ancient sites is a nice complement to a relaxing beach vacation. There are several well-preserved sites and this guide to the Riviera Maya ruins should help you decide which site fits in best to your vacation itinerary.