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  1. Obstetrical Forceps — 2019-09-01 13:59:25
    … accoucheur. Midwifery was very much a female domain and it was frowned upon for a man to be present at the birth. == Family Secret == The family kept their //new invention// of the **forceps** a close secret for over 150 years to protect thei…
    …om around 1634, but is known the brothers carried out the procedure before then. The secret was passed down through the family. {{Image url="ChamberlenForceps" class="left" title="Chamberlen forceps bare remarkable resemblance to modern forceps…
  2. Harry Potter — 2018-10-10 17:06:49
    … **Joanne Rowling** was born in Chipping Sodbury cottage Maternity Hospital, near a town called **Dursley** (the Muggle family).{{Image url="Harry_Potter.jpg" class="left" title="Harry Potter film promotion" width="300" }} In 1974, the Rowling f…
    …n**, and the last four Harry Potter books have consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history. == Family Home == {{Image url="Rowling_home.jpg" class="left" title="Rowling home" width="300" }} Rowling is the first author to …
  3. Elevator — 2018-09-18 13:05:45
    …for London **Wellington Arch** and Hornor was a panoramist surveyor and inventor. Born on 12 June 1785 into the Quaker family of a grocer in Kingston upon Hull [[Yorkshire]]. Hornor (or Horner 12/6/1785–14/3/1844) learned surveying and enginee…
  4. Public Park — 2018-08-24 15:01:46
    …esigned the first public park in **1847**. He was born in [[Bedfordshire]], [[England]] on 3 August 1803 into a farming family. {{{toc}}} == Birkenhead Park == **Birkenhead Park** is famous as the first public park in the world and has inspire…
  5. Stainless Steel — 2018-04-01 00:54:33
    …is 'Rustless Steel' in an electric furnace on 13 August 1913. {{TOC}} == Determination == Harry was born into a poor family. His father was a steel worker at **Thomas Firth & Sons**. He started working at the age of twelve and a couple of year…
  6. Hovercraft — 2017-08-24 11:29:22
    …yal Air Force said it was a boat and not a plane, the Army were plain not interested." ^^ //Quote from Cockerell.// == Family == The Cockerells were a talented family from [[Cambridgeshire]]. The sons of Sydney John Cockerell, a London coal mer…
    …til 1951. {{Image url="PrototypeHovercraft.jpg" class="left" title="Cockerell Prototype Hovercraft" width="450" }} == Family Finance == He had an enormous capacity for invention and his father, despite reservations (he once described his son as…
  7. Toothbrush — 2017-08-06 10:37:43
    …on moulding machines were purchased and the first nylon toothbrush was launched (under the Wisdom brand). It stayed in family ownership until 1996 under the name **Wisdom Toothbrushes**. The company now manufactures 70 million toothbrushes per y…
  8. DNA Forensics — 2017-07-15 13:33:34
    …periment unexpectedly showed both similarities and differences between the DNA of different members of his technician's family. He realized that it was possible to develop this into a form of DNA finger printing, using variations in the genetic …
  9. Mousetrap — 2017-07-15 13:16:17
    … in the world. The story was adapted from a radio play, Three Blind Mice, written by [[Agatha_Christie]] for the Royal family in 1947. It was renamed ''The Mousetrap'' and opened in the **West End of London** in **1952**. It has been at the St …
  10. Float Glass — 2017-07-04 20:28:05
    …pg" class="left" title="Float Glass being produced" width="410" }}Alistair joined the Pilkington Brothers (there was no family connection) as a technical officer in 1947. At this time quality plate glass could only be made by a costly and wastef…
  11. Microphone — 2017-06-21 00:40:34
    …t practical working carbon microphone in 1878. David Edward Hughes was probably born in Corwen [[Wales]] in 1831. His family emigrated to the United States in 1838 but he moved back to London in 1857. == Microphone == {{Image url="Microphone.…
  12. Gravity — 2017-06-10 22:00:35
    …in 1665. Isaac Newton was born in 1642 in a manor house in [[Lincolnshire]], [[England]]. He was not interested in the family farm, so he was sent to Cambridge University to study. ||{{{toc}}}||{{adsense}}|| Isaac (1642 - 1727) was born just a …
  13. Electric Generator — 2017-05-25 11:18:24
    …etic induction and of the laws of electrolysis and his **invention of the electric generator**. Born in 1791 to a poor family in [[London]], [[England]], Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was extremely curious, questioning everything. He felt an urgen…
  14. Steam Engine — 2017-05-23 20:30:35
    … of Clyde. His father was a shipwright, ship owner and contractor. His mother, Agnes Muirhead, was from a distinguished family and was well-educated. But the story of steam starts much earlier. ||{{{toc}}}||{{adsense}}|| {{image url="Steam_engi…
  15. Glastonbury Festival — 2017-05-19 15:29:10
    …is was born in Pilton, [[Somerset]] [[England]] on 17 October 1935. After his father died in 1954, Eavis inherited the family farm of 150 acres with 60 cows, so he became dairy farmer. <<{{amazon type="book" items="0091897637" }}<< In 1969, Ea…
  16. Telephone — 2017-05-16 10:26:05
    … a code which showed how the tongue, lips, and throat were positioned to make speech sounds. Graham, or "Aleck", as his family called him, was interested in working with the deaf throughout his life. He only attended school for five years; from …
    … he was in his early 20's, his two brothers died of tuberculosis. Bell himself had the disease and his father moved the family to Canada looking for a better climate in which to live. Bell recovered from the disease. Two years later he went to B…
  17. Speedfit — 2017-05-11 00:37:50
    …and pipe connector concept. John Guest was born in Doncaster [[Yorkshire]], [[England]] in 1927. John Guest Ltd. is a family-owned company that was founded in 1961. Now operating in UK, Europe, North America, Korea and New Zealand. == Push-Fi…
  18. Marmite — 2017-01-18 16:21:10
    …flavour stews etc. === Gilmour 1902 === In 1902 the Marmite Food Company (later Marmite Ltd) was set up by the Gilmour family in Burton on Trent, [[Staffordshire]]. It's mission to produce a concentrated savoury spread from **beer!** {{{toc}}} …
  19. Dinosaur — 2016-10-24 00:25:22
    … found at the Jurassic coast shared a number of distinctive features. He said they were **terrible lizards**. A diverse family of awesome animals that deserved their own distinct taxonomic group - which he named **Dinosauria**. The word dinosaur …
  20. Olivia Newton John — 2016-09-26 14:14:34
    …-John was Welsh and her Jewish mother, Irene Helene was born in Germany but fled during the war. == Australia == Her family emigrated to Australia when she was 5 but her mother encouraged her to pursue her singing career in Britain. ::c:: == …
  21. Procter Gamble — 2016-07-28 14:08:46
    …n Ireland */ Gamble was born 3rd April 1803 in Enniskillen, [[Ireland]]. He was educated at Portora Royal School. His family emigrated to Canada in 1819. Eventually settling in Cincinnati, Ohio. There he apprenticed to a soap-maker before setti…
  22. Industrial Revolution — 2016-06-23 12:25:37
    … }} == Abraham Darby II (1711 – 1763) == Was the second Abraham Darby in three generations of an English Quaker family that played a role in the Industrial Revolution. He followed in his father's footsteps at the Darby foundry in Coalbroo…
    …am Darby III (1750 – 1791) == {{Image url="Abraham_darby_IV.jpg" class="right" width="200" }} Abraham carried on his family's tradition of improving the art of smelting iron. To demonstrate the wonder of this material he built the **largest ca…
    …e now called Ironbridge. This bridge is still standing and can be visited to this day. Abraham Darby III took over the family business in the 1770s. As it grew, he attracted more workers with various measures. In times of food shortage, he bough…
  23. Bob Hope — 2016-06-20 13:51:44
    …t, Barry Wales. {{Image url="BobHopeHome.jpg" class="left" title="Bob Hope Home" width="" }} == Emigrated == The Hope family emigrated to the United States in 1908 aboard the //SS Philadelphia //passing through Ellis Island on March 30, **1908*…
  24. Christmas Traditions — 2016-05-24 14:20:06
    …0" }}||Mincemeat pie is a small sweet pastry pie, versions without the top are known as a mince tart, also a pie may be family sized. Filled with a sweet mince filling of fruit, raisins currants and spices. Origins can be traced back to Medieval…
  25. Marmalade — 2016-05-20 09:14:51
    …fice 4, has one of the earliest recipes for a //Marmelet of Oranges// that compares to the marmalade we know today. == Family Ties == One of Janet Keiller's great-great-great-great grandsons is the British television presenter Monty Don.…

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