« Savants » : this is how the researchers and inventors who worked on the site of Meudon Bellevue (in the Hauts-de-Seine) at the beginning of the 20th century are presentede century in the publications of the National Office for Scientific, Industrial, Agricultural Research and Inventions. This organization was created in 1922 then, in 1938, after two decades of work, it sold its buildings to a CNRS in gestationgestation. This office has seen the birth of hundreds of inventions!
This file unveils some of the most beautiful inventions of these twenty ingenious years from 1918 to 1938 and testifies to it: some of the paths cleared by the pioneers of Bellevue remain, for science and contemporary technologies, of a striking topicality.
The history of the propeller-driven ship, the invention of the moving walkway… and the “big ears” for the acoustic location of planes will introduce you to this world of unusual projects and formidable inventions of the interwar period. Good discoveries!