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  1. Lawn Mower — 2019-10-04 13:03:35
    …**1831**. It took another ten years and further innovations to create a machine that could be worked by donkey or horse power, and sixty years before a steam-powered lawnmower was built. == Links == [[https://www.thebuddingfoundation.co.uk | Th…
    … Museum of Gardening ]] == Grass Graphics == And this how artistic mowing on grass can be. {{Image url="LeicesterKingPower.jpg" class="left-right" title="Leicester Football Ground by John Ledwidge" width="" }} == Adjustable Wrench == {{Imag…
  2. Suffolk Punch — 2019-07-30 14:43:58
    …ffolk]] [[England]] and punch to describe its strength and solid build. The local farmers needed a draught horse with power, stamina, health, longevity, and docility for farm work. Genetics show that the Suffolk Punch is closely genetically …
    … Sweden, Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and many more. {{tag ids="Suffolk Punch Created breed Horse draught power"}} …
  3. Hydroelectric Power — 2019-04-08 16:54:46
    …< Water from one of the estate's lakes was used to drive a Siemens dynamo in what was the **world's first hydroelectric power station.** The electricity was also used to power an arc lamp installed in the Gallery in 1878. The arc lamp was replac…
    …scent lighting, a dish washer, a vacuum cleaner and a washing machine. {{tag ids="Cragside Armstrong Hydroelectricity power electricity dynamo"}} …
  4. Marshall Amplification — 2019-04-08 16:15:13
    …ed. Soon musicians including **Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page **were using his equipment. These amps were powered by [[Vacuum_Tube| Vacuum tubes]] and produced a tone that musicians still favour today. So the Marshall production fa…
  5. Vacuum cleaner — 2018-12-26 13:21:55
    …cers on the Isle of Wight. The machine was parked outside and the hoses were fed through the windows. It was originally powered by an oil engine, the electric motor was added later. The first cleaner worked out rather expensive at around £350.…
    …The bright red horse-drawn machine measured 4' 6" x 4' 10" x 3' 6" and the large suction pump was driven by a five horsepower piston engine. {{image url="BoothPlaque.jpg" class="left" title="Blue plaque to Hubert Cecil Booth on Park House in Mo…
  6. Roundabout — 2018-10-12 14:09:43
    …bout is as near to maintenance free as you can get. No traffic light bulbs to replace or traffic chaos when there is a power cut. New research in America has shown that where a roundabout has been installed, savings of up to 40% on fuel can be…
  7. Electric Motor — 2018-10-10 01:15:13
    …ry Seminary at Addiscombe, Surrey, and in the following year he exhibited his **first electromagnet**. He displayed its power by lifting nine pounds with a seven-ounce piece of iron wrapped with wire through which a current from a single battery…
    …gamated zinc battery which had a longer battery life than that produced by Italian innovator Volta. Sturgeon could now power his strong electro-magnets and making them horse-shoe shape increased the power even more. But the drawback of creating…
    … motion with powerful magnets is that the motion is stopped when the poles repell. == And the Commutator == {{Image url="WilliamSturgeon…
  8. Elevator — 2018-09-18 13:05:45
    … {{Image url="AscendingRoom.jpg" class="right" title="Ascending Room" width="" }} In 1823 Thomas Hornor built the first powered elevator he called the **“Ascending Room”**. Hornor opened his London Colosseum, designed by Decimus Burton, to …
    …mage url="LondonColosseum.jpg" class="left" title="London Colosseum" width="" }}::cl:: Inside the Colosseum was a steam-powered **"Ascending Room"** capable of elevating up to twelve persons and was raised by "secret machinery". The project pr…
  9. Jet Engine — 2018-05-28 18:47:28
    …om various test parts and they called it the W.1X, which ran for the first time on '''December 14, 1940'''. This engine powered the Gloster E.28/39 for taxi testing when it took to the air for a short hop at Brockworth on '''April 7, 1941'''. =…
  10. Powered Flight — 2017-11-11 21:00:20
    …Nottingham England, Henson worked in Chard lace-making business. In 1842 he designed a large passenger-carrying steam-powered monoplane, with a wing span of **150 feet**, which he named the **"Henson Aerial Steam Carriage"**. He received a **p…
    …ed and emigrated in 1849 to the United States, while Stringfellow continued to experiment with aviation. ::c:: == Steam powered flight == {{Image url="StringfellowModel.jpg" class="right" title="Model of Stringfellow aircraft in Chard" width="40…
    …0" }}The model was powered by a tiny '''steam engine''' housed in the gondola below the wings. This engine, fired by a spirit lamp, had a cylind…
    …jpg" class="left" width="300" title="Stringfellows model at the Great Exhibition" }} Stringfellow demonstrated a steam-powered triplane at an exhibition arranged by the '''Aeronautical Society of Great Britain''' (founded in 1866) at the Crysta…
  11. Loudspeaker — 2017-11-09 10:51:35
    … "bellowing telephone", used the basic principle of the conventional cone loudspeaker drivers that we know today. == Power == What this invention needed was amplification and that came along with the [[Thermionic_valve|valve]]. With more po…
  12. Winston Churchill — 2017-07-25 09:46:00
    …y of the British people. As Germany invaded Europe Churchill used his negotiating skills to forge an alliance of Allied Powers with the Soviet Union and the United States. Roosevelt and the US were not keen to help out even though Britain's re…
  13. Salicylic acid — 2017-07-24 10:14:37
    …low bark over several years to about 50 people complaining of agues or fevers; it was successful and found to be a //‘powerful astringent and very efficacious in curing agues and intermitting disorders’.// Stone had discovered salicylic acid…
  14. Shire Horse — 2017-07-10 17:31:44
    …age url="ShireHorse.jpg" class="right" title="Shire Horse pulling a plough" width="500" }} {{toc}} The Shire Horse is a powerful Draught Horse used in farming and military for pulling heavy loads. === Packington 1760 === The origin of the Shi…
  15. LCD — 2017-07-05 11:03:57
    …quid crystal could be used to make a crude optoelectronic display but the DSM design worked poorly and proved to be too power hungry. /* RCA pioneered LCD but the displays were not usable. cyanobiphenyl is the key in modern LCD */ Concurrentl…
  16. Electric Car — 2017-06-19 23:50:19
    …r was made by Scotsman** Robert Anderson ** around 1835 but at this time electric motors were in their infancy and the power would have been poor. == Bersey Electric Taxi == {{Image url="BerseyHummingbirdTaxi.jpg" class="left" title="Bersey H…
    …ed the **'Locomotives on Highways Act'**. Better known as the 'Red Flag Act'. The act stipulated that all mechanically powered road vehicles must: ~-Have three drivers. ~- Not exceed 4 mph (6.4 kph) on the open road and 2 mph (3.2 kph) in tow…
  17. Sparkling Wine — 2017-06-11 14:08:47
    …l obtained a monopoly on glass production in England in the early 17th century and industrialised the process; his coal-powered factories in Newcastle upon Tyne produced much stronger bottles than were available in France. As a result the Engli…
  18. Steam Engine — 2017-05-23 20:30:35
    …f Watts engine. With the piston movement converted to rotary movement, soon paper, flour, cotton and iron mills are all powered by Watt’s engines, driving the **Industrial Revolution**. The term '**watt**' in electricity is named after James …
    …Watt to describe the power produced. And he coined the term **horsepower** when describing his engines saying that they 'could do the work of six horses' which we still use to describe the pow…
  19. Police — 2017-05-22 22:57:53
    … existence. ~1) Police should always direct their action strictly towards their functions and never appear to usurp the powers of the judiciary. ~1) The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of…
  20. Concorde — 2017-05-19 15:41:13
    …age url="Concorde.jpg" class="right" title="Concorde in flight" width="500" }} Concorde is the only successful turbojet-powered **supersonic** passenger jet airliner. With a maximum speed at over **twice the speed of sound** at Mach 2.04 or 1,3…
  21. Bouncing bomb — 2016-09-26 13:45:18
    …The Möhne and Edersee Dams were breached, causing catastrophic flooding of the Ruhr and Eder valley. Two hydroelectric power stations were destroyed and several more were damaged. Factories and mines were also either damaged or destroyed. An es…
  22. Internal Combustion Engine — 2016-08-23 10:46:47
    …iberty** (chosen after Hornsby won the oil engine prize at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893), many lighthouses, and for powering Marconi's first transatlantic radio broadcast. == Diesel engine == {{Image url="First_Diesel_motor.jpg" class="left…
  23. Pay Toilet — 2016-05-10 16:55:15
    …came a member of **The Magic Circle** and, like **Harry Houdini**, used his skills to dispel the notion of supernatural powers. {{Image url="MaskelyneToiletLock.jpg" class="right" title="Maskelyne Toilet Lock" width="100" }} == Other Interests …
  24. Hydraulics — 2016-03-23 13:34:41
    …ss="right" title="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 …
    …ll, so well there was excess water pressure in the lower part of town. Armstrong convinced the authorities this excess power could be used to power a quayside hydraulic crane that he had been developing. {{Image url="ArmstrongCrane.jpg" class=…
    …drawing in water, then the downward force of the weight created the hydraulic pressure. The cranes were efficient powerful AND pollution free. …
  25. Rotating Boat Lift — 2016-01-26 01:08:25
    …old up to four 66 feet long canal boats. The boatlift is so finely balanced it takes just 22.5 kilowatts (30.2 hp) to power ten hydraulic motors, which consume just 1.5 kilowatt-hours per half-turn, roughly the same as boiling 8 kettles.…

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