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  1. Stereo — 2017-09-28 17:47:43
    …dar system throughout the spring and early summer of 1942. It was during this series of tests on 7 June 1942, that the Halifax bomber carrying the only prototype H2S system crashed at Welsh Bicknor. Alan Blumlein and two colleagues from EMI, alon…
  2. Linoleum — 2017-05-25 10:14:38
    …abox Image="Frederick-Walton.png" class="right" title="Frederick Walton" width="" birth_date="13 March 1834" caption="Halifax, Yorkshire" death_date="16 May 1928" }} {{toc}} **Linoleum**, also called Lino, is a versatile hard wearing floor cover…
    …g. Despite many new types of flooring on the market, lino is still popular today. == Inspiration == Walton was born in Halifax [[Yorkshire]]. In 1855, Walton noticed a rubbery, flexible skin of solidified linseed oil had formed on a can of oil-b…
  3. Cat Eyes — 2017-05-17 09:02:28
    …s :: {{Databox caption="Inventor" Image="Percyshaw.jpg" Who="Percy Shaw" width="" birth_date="15 Apr 1890" birth_place="Halifax" death_date="01 Sep 1976" death_place="Boothtown" }} [[CategoryInventions]]>[[CategoryTransport]] === Percy Shaw - 193…
    …4 === Percy Shaw (1890 - 1976) was born in Halifax in West [[Yorkshire]] in 1890, the son of Jimmy Shaw, a dyer’s labourer, who worked at a local mill. When he was 14, …
    …nted his invention (patent No. 436,290 and 457,536), and on **March 15, 1935**, founded Reflecting Roadstuds Limited in Halifax to manufacture the items. The name //Catseye// was their trademark. == Improved Safety == He founded the company with …
  4. Internal Combustion Engine — 2016-08-23 10:46:47
    …entor" Image="Herbert_Akroyd_Stuart.jpg" Who="Herbert Akroyd Stuart" width="" birth_date="28 January 1864" birth_place="Halifax [[Yorkshire]]" death_date="19 February 1927" death_place="Halifax" }} {{Toc}} The Hornsby-Akroyd oil engine was the fi…
  5. Guillotine — 2016-07-28 13:29:34
    …act as a deterrent to those who might have considered a life of crime. == Deterrent == The first recorded use of the Halifax Gibbet is in 1286 for the execution of **John of Dalton**, but it is not known what his charge was. An official regist…
    … == Civil War == The machine remained in use until **Oliver Cromwell** forbade capital punishment for petty theft. The Halifax Gibbet was used for the last time, for the execution of two criminals on a single day, on 30 April 1650. The first reco…

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