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  1. Electric Car — 2021-08-12 20:59:09
    …caption="Inventor" Image="ThomasParker.jpg" Who="Thomas Parker" width="330" birth_date="22 December 1843" birth_place="Coalbrookdale [[Shropshire]]" death_date="5 December 1915" death_place="Ironbridge" }} === Thomas Parker 1884 === ~-[[Cate…
  2. Industrial Revolution — 2021-08-08 21:48:46
    … birth_date="14/4/1678" birth_place="Sedgley" death_date="08/3/1717" death_place="" }} In 1708 Abraham Darby came to **Coalbrookdale** to repair a furnace belonging to Sir Basil Brooke that was used to make iron. Darby thought a furnace could …
    …be improved by using a blast furnace fueled by coke rather than charcoal to produce high-grade iron. This was a major step forward in the production of iron as a raw material for the Industria…
    …r family that played a role in the Industrial Revolution. He followed in his father's footsteps at the Darby foundry in Coalbrookdale in the Ironbridge Gorge in [[Shropshire]], refining techniques for producing wrought iron from pig iron and pr…
  3. Sparkling Wine — 2021-08-08 20:32:53
    …of withstanding the pressure of fermenting wine. Digby owned a glass works. His new manufacturing technique involved a coal furnace, made hotter than usual by the inclusion of a wind tunnel, and a higher ratio of sand to potash and lime. His b…
    …ansell 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…
  4. Petroleum — 2020-12-03 01:07:44
    …eproduce the process. Even though Young held the patent, some countries realised they had their own oil and coal reserves. In 1859, an oil well was drilled in Titusville Pennsylvania and within 2 years, American petroleum was being …
    … partners and a year later formed **Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Co.** {{Tag ids="Petrol Paraffin Oil refinery coal"}} …
  5. Pencil — 2020-11-30 16:27:31
    …trees tangled in the roots. {{Image url="Graphite.jpg" class="left" title="Pure Graphite" width="250" }} Looking like coal they tried using it for fuel, but it did not burn. But it did mark their hands and so they used it for marking their s…
  6. Railway — 2020-11-30 12:55:52
    …hauling coal at Killingworth Colliery near Newcastle. In 1815 he invented a safety lamp for use in coalmines, nicknamed the 'Geordie'. == First Passengers == In 1821, the project to build the Stockton and Darlington Railw…
    …ay (S&DR) began. The original plan was to use horses to draw coal carts on metal rails, but after company director Edward Pease met Stephenson he agreed to change the plans. Work began …
    …oon renamed Locomotion. The S&DR opened on 27 September 1825. Driven by Stephenson, Locomotion hauled an 80-ton load of coal and flour nine miles (15 km) in two hours, reaching a speed of 24 miles per hour (39 km/h) on one stretch. The first pu…
    …the tracks. He was so successful that he was able to purchase Tapton House, near Chesterfield, in 1838. He invested in coalmines, ironworks, and quarries, and also experimented with animal husbandry and stock breeding. ---- Stephenson died o…
  7. Underwater Tunnel — 2020-10-11 23:44:16
    …ghth wonder of the world' the Thames Tunnel Opens" width="" }} When both shafts were in position miners were hired from coal mines and the tunnel excavation began. During the building work in 1826 the assistant engineer fell ill and was repl…
  8. Hovercraft — 2020-08-06 08:05:57
    …= Family == The Cockerells were a talented family from [[Cambridgeshire]]. The sons of Sydney John Cockerell, a London coal merchant,and Alice nee Bennett, the daughter of a City watchmaker, Sir Sydney's elder brother, Theodore, was a biologis…
  9. Vacuum Flask — 2017-05-02 15:07:40
    …r solidify, hydrogen and show that metals had increased ability to conduct electricity at low temperatures. Using charcoal as an absorbing agent, he separated hydrogen, neon and helium from the air and created the highest known vacuum of his …

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