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  1. Hovercraft — 2020-08-06 08:05:57
    …uld be made to float on a cushion of air, thus reducing the effect of the water drag. After many trials he successfully designed a craft which proved his ideas were correct. He was not surprised. The modified punt he used had a special pump to blow…
  2. Rubber — 2020-02-14 19:02:51
    …rubber springs. == Mastication == In 1820 Hancock invented his most important device: the '''rubber masticator'''. He designed a machine with revolving teeth that tore up rubber scraps. To Hancock's surprise, the shredded bits adhered into a soli…
  3. Lawn Mower — 2019-10-04 13:03:35
    …="left" }} == Descriptive Patent == /* event_date="25 October 1830" The Lawn Mower is patented */ Budding's mower was designed primarily to cut the lawn on sports grounds and expansive gardens as a superior alternative to the scythe. His patent o…
  4. Roundabout — 2018-10-12 14:09:43
    …lision on a roundabout they tend to be sideswipes as opposed to a head on crash. You can always shoot a red light, well designed roundabouts slow the traffic reducing impact. == They're Green == {{Image url="RabbitRoundabout.jpg" class="right" tit…
  5. Paternoster — 2018-09-18 13:06:34
    …Europe where many still operate. Britain has a remaining paternoster in Sheffield University. Oriel Chambers building, designed by Peter Ellis, remains one of finest and most influential architectural design of its age. One of the first office bui…
  6. Elevator — 2018-09-18 13:05:45
    …mas Hornor built the first powered elevator he called the **“Ascending Room”**. Hornor opened his London Colosseum, designed by Decimus Burton, to the public on 10th January 1829 with it's lift to take tourists up to a platform to view the Lon…
  7. Public Park — 2018-08-24 15:01:46
    …" class="right" title="The Great Exhibition 1851 " width="300" }} {{Image url="Crystal_Palace.jpg" alt="Crystal Palace designed by Paxton" width="320" }} @@ {{adsense}} @@ …
  8. Underwater Tunnel — 2018-07-23 22:04:41
    …unnel was the first subaqueous tunnel constructed underneath a navigable river. It was built between 1825 and 1843 and designed by **Marc Isambard Brunel**. {{Image url="ThamesTunnelPlaque" class="left" title="Thames Tunnel Plaque" width="400" }…
  9. Electronic Computer — 2017-12-22 10:07:10
    …ade by **Lorenz** cipher devices. Bletchley called the devices **TUNNY** commonly referred to as **Enigma**. Flowers designed **Colossus**, the first true functioning **electronic** computer. {{Image url="Lorenz-sz40.jpg" class="left" title="Lo…
  10. Powered Flight — 2017-11-11 21:00:20
    …ion engineer and inventor Henson, born in 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 Aeri…
    …al Steam Carriage"**. He received a **patent** on it in 1843 along with **John Stringfellow**. Stringfellow designed and built a model monoplane. It had a 10 feet wingspan with a wooden frame covered in silk. Its wing was 2 feet wide at…
  11. WorldWideWeb — 2017-11-08 17:15:06
    …Transfer Protocol''' (HTTP)—the language computers would use to communicate hypertext documents over the Internet and designed a scheme to give documents addresses on the Internet. Berners-Lee called this address a '''Universal Resource Identifie…
  12. Life Boat — 2017-08-03 09:58:34
    …34" death_place="Hythe, Kent" }} === Lionel Lukin 1785 === ~-[[CategoryTransport]]::[[CategorySociety]]:: Lionel Lukin designed the world’s first unsinkable boat and patented it on 2 November 1785. {{TOC}} Lukin was a coach-builder in Long Acre…
  13. PIN — 2017-07-11 00:37:33
    …get cash when it was shut. The task was taken up by Kelvin Hughes, a subsidiary of Smiths Industries Ltd. Goodfellow designed a software system that could accept a machine-readable encrypted card, identifying the individual, and providing them w…
    …he first cash dispenser to use a plastic card in conjunction with a PIN. The competitor, the BARCLAYCASH machine, was designed by De La Rue.…
  14. Computer — 2017-07-10 17:37:14
    …omputing. This was to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Babbage's birth. In 2000, the printer which Babbage originally designed for the difference engine was also completed. Both functioned perfectly. ===Electronic Age - Tommy Flowers 1940=== [[E…
  15. Modern Farming — 2017-07-03 12:19:17
    …nd them thoroughly broken down to allow the roots to take in nutrients and improve rapid growth. == Hoe == Jethro Tull designed several horse drawn hoes to clear between the rows. His designs are the father to the modern day hoe and many other tra…
  16. Steam Engine — 2017-05-23 20:30:35
    …ngine pumps for King Louis XIV of France in the 1680s. ::c:: == Back in Britain == Early industrial steam engines were designed by '''Thomas Savery''' (the "fire-engine", 1698) but it was '''Thomas Newcomen''' and his "atmospheric-engine" of 1712 …
  17. Workmate — 2017-05-10 00:13:27
    …ently rejected his DIY help mate idea. {{Image url="Lotus-elan.jpg" width="400" class="right" title="Classic Lotus Elan designed by Ron Hickman" }} But after he began manufacturing the Workmate® workbench. It was an instant hit. Black & Decker s…
  18. Internal Combustion Engine — 2016-08-23 10:46:47
    …d air was compressed motor cylinder before ignition by an 'ignition cock' to explode the mixture. ~i)1878: Dugald Clerk designed the first two-stroke engine with in-cylinder compression patented in England in 1881. ~i)1884: British engineer Edward …
    … a patent infringement against Diesel. But the secret of Diesel's engine was superior compression and torque and it was designed to run on arachis, **peanut or vegetable oil** not heavy fossil fuel-oil (Diesel) as a small stationary engine for far…

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