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  1. Railway — 2019-02-19 15:36:10
    …hauled railway journey** took place as Trevithick's steam locomotive hauled a train along the tramway of the Penydarren Ironworks, in Merthyr Tydfil, [[Wales]]. His locomotive successfully carried **10 tons** of iron, **5 **wagons and** 70** me…
    … 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 on 12 August…
  2. Reinforced Concrete — 2018-10-10 15:00:50
    …s looking for way of a fireproofing technique in the construction of buildings. He experimented with embedded strips of iron in concrete. He used iron bars and wire rope to reinforce the concrete based on broken coke, sand and Portland cement …
  3. Electric Motor — 2018-10-10 01:15:13
    …ear 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 was sent. == Motor == {{image url="Modern_Electric_Mot…
    …ed erosion of the electrode. Sturgeon developed a long lasting battery that consisted of a single cell cylinder of cast iron into which a cylinder of amalgamated rolled zinc was placed. Discs located between the cast iron cell and the cylinder …
  4. Paternoster — 2018-09-18 13:06:34
    …remains one of finest and most influential architectural design of its age. One of the first office buildings to use an iron framework structure, its innovative design had a considerable influence on office buildings across the world, inspiring…
  5. Can — 2018-08-23 12:49:54
    …Can.jpg" class="left" title="Durand Tin Can" width="" }} In 1810 Durand from [[England]] patented the use of tin-coated iron "**Food Can**" or canning. The patent (No 3372) was granted on August 25, 1810 by King George III. /* event_date="25 …
  6. Toilet — 2018-07-24 21:40:11
    …aled the bottom of the bowl. He also devised a float valve system for the cistern. Early toilet bowls were painted cast iron and had no flange on the rim. These discharged into a separate chamber and then into the cess-pit or sewer. The metal r…
  7. Underwater Tunnel — 2018-07-23 22:04:41
    …f digging a hole then building inside, Marc Brunel had the 50 foot wide and 42 foot high shaft built on top of a 25-ton iron hoop, at ground level. This structure was then sunk into the soft earth under its own weight! Crowds came everyday to …
  8. Plastic — 2018-01-25 10:47:21
    …k" items="1526301164" }}<< In the quest for a material that is highly durable this invention has grown into a modern environmental monster. Plastics can take decades to decompose and modern industry has replaced many recyclable materials with p…
  9. Loudspeaker — 2017-11-09 10:51:35
    …one in 1877 that was improved by Siemens. It used a permanent bar magnet with a coil of wire wrapped around it, and an iron diaphragm using harmonic vibrations. …
  10. Hovercraft — 2017-08-24 11:29:22
    … said it was a plane not a boat; the RAF said it was a boat not a plane; and the Army were "plain not interested". The irony is that it has been the Marines who have taken the hovercraft most seriously, with over 100 giant craft now in use in …
  11. Life Boat — 2017-08-03 09:58:34
    … pockets of air in watertight bulkheads using cork and other lightweight materials in the structure, including a false iron keel adding weight to help keep the boat upright. == First Lifeboat == {{Image url="LifeBoatUnimmergible.jpg" class="l…
  12. Cambridge Cream — 2017-07-10 16:58:31
    …inity cream** or simply **Burnt cream**. === Trinity College ~1630 === The college in [[Cambridgeshire]] even has an iron with the official college crest which is used to burn the sugar topping. == Recipe == Ingredients Serves: 4-6 *600 m…
  13. Adjustable Spanner — 2017-07-06 13:01:47
    …neer in the Agricultural and Textile industries in Gloucester. He made high precision tools from both wrought and cast iron. In 1836 he was the Engineering Manager and partner in the Uley in [[Gloucestershire]] Iron Works with George Lister, a…
  14. Charles Darwin — 2017-07-05 01:07:19
    …e astonishingly diverse kinds of living things came from and how they became exquisitely adapted to their particular environments. == Voyage on the Beagle == Darwin served as an unpaid naturalist on a science expedition on board **HMS Beagle*…
    …animals that were similar to those he found in South America, suggesting that species adapted over time and to their environment. Charles Darwin was not the first to propose a theory of evolution but his work was so compelling it could not be…
  15. Tarmac — 2017-06-30 14:08:12
    …inspired == In 1901 Hooley was walking in Denby in [[Derbyshire]] when he noticed a smooth stretch of road close to an ironworks. He asked locals what had happened and was told a barrel of tar had fallen off a dray (cart) and burst open. Some…
  16. Steel — 2017-06-28 14:56:51
    … Bessemer-process steel making was slow and labour intensive. {{TOC}} == Before Steel == Before cheap steel wrought iron was used for construction. The furnaces heated molten iron, it was then stirred by puddlers using long oar-shaped tools…
  17. Electric Car — 2017-06-19 23:50:19
    …"" birth_date="22 December 1843" birth_place="Coalbrookdale [[Shropshire]]" death_date="5 December 1915" death_place="Ironbridge" }} === Thomas Parker 1884 === ~-[[CategoryTransport]]:[[CategoryIndustry]] The first production Electric car wa…
  18. Sparkling Wine — 2017-06-11 14:08:47
    …'', while searching for a way to make coloured glass, he had invented a manufacturing process incorporating the use of iron and manganese which resulted in English glass bottles being much stronger than those being manufactured in France at th…
  19. Steam Engine — 2017-05-23 20:30:35
    …sed the potential of 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 i…
  20. Cat Eyes — 2017-05-17 09:02:28
    …wo pairs facing in opposite directions, embedded within a flexible '''rubber moulding''' which was mounted on a '''cast iron base'''. The device was buried in the road and fixed in position with asphalt. When vehicles drove over the dome the ru…
    …leaning == Aiming for minimal maintenance, Shaw even devised a way for his Catseyes to '''clean themselves'''. The cast iron base collected rain water and whenever the top of the dome was depressed, the rubber would wash rainwater across the gl…
  21. Industrial Revolution — 2016-06-23 12:25:37
    …_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 cast iron structure** ever seen. This **world first …
    iron bridge** is over the river Severn at a place now called Ironbridge. This bridge is still standing and can be visited to this day. Abraham Darby III took over the family business i…
    …uilt housing for them, and offered higher wages than were paid in other local industry (such as mining or pottery). == Ironbridge 1779 == {{Image url="Ironbridge.jpg" title="World's First Iron Bridge 1779" class="left" width="500" }} ::c:: ==…
    …ist, born April 8, 1811, in Coleford, [[Gloucestershire]]. He was the youngest son of Agnes Wilson and David Mushet, an ironmaster. Robert spent his formative years studying metallurgy with his father. In '''1856''' Mushet found an inexpensive…
  22. Tank — 2016-05-16 11:27:53
    …sold the patent to Holt & Co. (predecessor to Caterpillar Inc.) in America. H. G. Wells, in his short story **The Land Ironclads**, published in December 1903, described the use of large, armoured cross-country vehicles, armed with automatic r…
  23. Hydraulics — 2016-03-23 13:34:41
    … to produce the necessary pressure. Where a tall tower was not practical he devised another system consisting of a cast-iron cylinder fitted with a plunger supporting a very heavy weight. The plunger was raised, drawing in water, then the downw…

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