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  1. Disc Brakes — 2019-07-12 18:01:45
    …he saw at the 1889 Paris Exhibition. This led onto producing the first all British petrol car. Frederick with brothers George and Frank incorporated The Lanchester Engine Company Limited in December 1899. This later becomes the Lanchester Motor…
  2. Hydroelectric Power — 2019-04-08 16:54:46
    …g 1870 === The first **hydroelectricity** power station was in **Cragside** [[Northumberland]], [[England]]. **William George Armstrong** (1810 – 1900) installed a generator in his home to power labour-saving machines such as laundry equipme…
  3. Railway — 2019-02-19 15:36:10
    …hours and 5 minutes. {{Image url="TrevithickCoin.jpg" class="left" title="Trevithick 200 years Coin" width="200" }} == George Stephenson (1781-1848) == {{Image url="Stephenson.gif" class="right" title="George Stephenson" }} Stephenson was a pio…
    …neering railway engineer and inventor of the 'Rocket', the most famous early railway locomotive. George Stephenson was born on 9 June 1781 near Newcastle-upon-Tyne [[Northumberland]], [[England]]. His father was an enginema…
  4. Beatles — 2018-10-12 13:59:50
    …d in Liverpool [[Lancashire]], [[England ]]. === Liverpool England 1961 === Band members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Forming around 1958 'The Beatles' first sessions in September 1962 produced a minor UK hit, "…
  5. Can — 2018-08-23 12:49:54
    …nted the use of tin-coated iron "**Food Can**" or canning. The patent (No 3372) was granted on August 25, 1810 by King George III. /* event_date="25 August 1810" The tin food can is invented */ **Peter Durand** a merchant of Hoxton Square, [[M…
  6. Toilet — 2018-07-24 21:40:11
    …vented in 1782. This could replace the outlet valve. Because it could not jam, it did not need an overflow. === Josiah George Jennings 1852 === Born on 10 November 1810 in Eling, England. In 1852, Jennings invented the wash-out design with a sh…
  7. Jet Engine — 2018-05-28 18:47:28
    …ble bombing. {{Image url="Gloster_E28-39.jpg" class="left" title="Gloster Meteor E.28/39" }} Gloster's chief designer, George Carter, worked closely with Whittle to design a plane. The engine was built from various test parts and they called it…
  8. Digital Photography — 2018-04-22 17:12:31
    … photography were recognised with the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. Michael Tompsett, Eric Fossum, George Smith (not pictured) and Nobukazu Teranishi. Michael Francis Tompsett filed the first CCD imaging [[http://www.google.…
  9. Powered Flight — 2017-11-11 21:00:20
    …hman **Chanute**, German **Otto Lilienthal** and NZ **Richard Pearse**. Below are the main British aviators. ::cr:: == George Cayley 1804 == {{Databox Image="George_Cayley.jpg" title="George Cayley" Born="1773" Died="1857" }} Cayley from Sca…
    …eports that he transported his butler across his land on his glider. ::cl:: ^^ "About 100 years ago, an Englishman, Sir George Cayley, carried the science of flight to a point which it had never reached before and which it scarcely reached again …
  10. Salicylic acid — 2017-07-24 10:14:37
    …rovidence here, I must own, had some little weight with me". == A Letter == On April 25, 1763, Reverend Stone wrote to George Parker, second earl of Macclesfield, and president of the **Royal Society** in a letter read before the Royal Society o…
  11. Adjustable Spanner — 2017-07-06 13:01:47
    …ht and cast iron. In 1836 he was the Engineering Manager and partner in the Uley in [[Gloucestershire]] Iron Works with George Lister, also from Yorkshire. Clyburn's spanner design with open end jaws was pioneering.{{Image url="ClyburnSpannerNo3…
  12. LCD — 2017-07-05 11:03:57
    …ene rings joined by a double, or triple, bond linkage that was easily broken by photolysis or hydrolysis. {{Image url="GeorgeGrayLCDbw.jpg" class="right" title="George Gray LCD using cyanobiphenyl compounds" width="400" }} George’s defining a…
    …table LCD is announced to the world. */ These cyanobiphenyl compounds had a low viscosity, proved extremely stable (as George had predicted) and, formulated as eutectic mixtures, they could remain liquid crystalline from -10ºC to +60ºC. Thes…
    …from Merck Ltd (then BDH Ltd), due to the foresight of Ben Sturgeon, their Research Director. Many companies exploited George’s materials in their LCDs, the most successful being large** Japanese** corporations. {{Image url="Early_seiko_watc…
  13. Radar — 2017-07-05 11:01:39
    …creasing the Range == Only two weeks later Wilkins left the Radio Research Station with a small party, including Edward George Bowen (born Swansea, [[Wales]]) to start further research at Orfordness. On** April 2, 1935** Watson-Watt was granted a…
  14. YMCA — 2017-06-21 14:24:38
    … many rural young men who needed jobs into cities like London. They worked __10 to 12 hours a day, six days a week__. George wanted to help these poor young men who often lived at their workplace and were easy prey to pickpockets, thugs, beggar…
    …there are more than 14,000 local YMCAs with around 45,000,000 members all around the world. == Honour == {{Image url="GeorgeWilliamsPlaque.jpg" class="right" title="George Williams Plaque" width="" }} George Williams was knighted by Queen Victo…
    …esmen. A large stained glass window in Westminster Abbey, complete with a red triangle, is dedicated to YMCAs, to Sir George and to his work during the first World War. == New Sports == Because of the popularity of the YMCA there was a need t…
  15. Sparkling Wine — 2017-06-11 14:08:47
    …lish vineyard"}} The first mention of '''Sparkling Champagne''' was in English, not French. This was in '''1676 by Sir George Etherege''' who found 'The Elixir of Life'. This was decades before Dom Pérignon who is traditionally considered to h…
  16. Fire Extinguisher — 2017-06-01 10:14:02
    …Fire Extinguisher :: {{Databox caption="Inventor" Image="George_William_Manby.jpg" Who="George William Manby" width="" birth_date="28 November 1765" birth_place="Denver" death_date="18 November 1854" death_place=…
    …"Great Yarmouth" }} === George William Manby 1813 === ~-[[CategoryIndustry]] Captain **George William Manby** was born 28 November 1765 in Denver, [[Norfolk]]. In **1813** Manby invented and patented the "**Extinc…
  17. Wellington Boot — 2017-05-29 13:46:08
    …=== Duke of Wellington 1810 === In the early 1800s Arthur Wellesley, then Viscount Wellington, asked his shoemaker, Mr George Hoby of St James's Street, [[London]], to make a boot which was easier to wear with the new trousers. {{Image url="Du…
  18. Blood transfusion — 2017-05-23 21:23:32
    …ion of blood. {{Image url="Blood-Transfusion.jpg" class="left" title="Blood Transfusion" width="200" }} In 1840, at St George's Hospital Medical School in London, Samuel Armstrong Lane, aided by Dr. Blundell, performed the first successful whole…
  19. Everest — 2017-05-23 20:14:41
    …Everest :: == Mount Everest == {{Databox width="" Image="GeorgeEverest.jpg" title="Sir George Everest" birth_date="4 July 1790" death_date="1 December 1866" }} Mount Everest was named in honour of **George Everes…
    …age by the //Royal Geographical Society.// Known in Nepal as ''Sagarmāthā'' and in Tibet as ''Chomolungma''. === Sir George Everest 1865 === Everest was born in Gwernvale Manor, just west of Crickhowell in Powys, [[Wales]], in 1790. In 1856,…
    George Everest headed the //Great Trigonometrical Survey of India// established mount Everest as the highest mountain in the w…
  20. Thriller — 2017-05-19 15:12:25
    …red him to write songs. It is reported that Quincy was surprised Rod was 'white'. == Other Temperton penned songs == ~George Benson - 'Give Me The Night', 'Love X Love'. ~Michael ""McDonald"" - 'Sweet Freedom'. ~Patti Austin & James Ingram - 'B…
  21. Jigsaw Puzzle — 2016-09-22 12:42:58
    …a cartographer and engraver by profession. He served as an apprentice to Thomas Jefferys, the Royal Geographer to King George III. == Educational Toy == {{Image url="John-Spilsbury-map-puzzle.jpg" class="left" title="John Spilsbury map puzzle" …
  22. Hydraulics — 2016-03-23 13:34:41
    …e="William Armstrong" width="200" }} The next big step for hydraulics was provided by **[[Hydroelectric_Power| William George Armstrong]]** who in 1845 set in motion a scheme to provide piped water from distant reservoirs to the households of **…

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