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  1. Electric Toaster — 2018-10-12 13:33:05
    … The word comes from a Latin word tostum, meaning scorching or burning. == Links == [[http://www.iec.ch/about/history/articles/colonel_crompton.htm/ Crompton]] …
  2. Rubber — 2018-02-14 23:42:28
    …nufacture of Indian Rubber. This was a reworking of the Hancock method. He later devised methods for 'producing moulded articles into any desired shape for the purposes of being used in the manufacture of such articles, as the same may be applicabl…
    … 1846 he had already patented his suggestion that his hardened rubber could be used for making moulds for softer rubber articles. == Many uses == Hancock was granted a total of '''16 patents''' relating to rubber between 1820 and 1847. In 1822 he…
  3. Antiseptic — 2017-10-22 20:52:56
    …nds remarkably reduced the incidence of gangrene. He subsequently published his results in The Lancet in a series of 6 articles, running from March through July 1867. He instructed surgeons to wear clean gloves and wash their hands before and aft…
  4. Split the Atom — 2017-05-20 11:31:05
    …rator in 1929. Rutherford had split the atom in Manchester more than ten years before. He wanted more control over the particles used to penetrate nuclei. He directed Cockcroft and Walton to build a high voltage machine he called for "a million vol…
  5. Sewing Machine — 2017-05-16 10:54:29
    …* took out British Patent No. 1764 on a machine for "//quilting, stitching, and sewing, and for making shoes, and other articles. . . .//" in 1790. Thomas was a cabinet maker born in Greenhill Rents parish of St. Sepulchre [[London]], [[England]].…
    …a and the words Thomas Saint, inventor of the sewing machine, 1790. */ == Links == [[http://ismacs.net/sewing_machine_articles/who_invented_the_sewing_machine.html | History of the Sewing Machine]]…

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