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  1. Rubber — 2019-08-10 12:09:55
    …ok out a patent in the United States. Later in 1851 Charles Goodyear was awarded another patent for Improvement in the Manufacture 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 applicable to'. But again Hancock got there first, in 1846 he had already patent…
    …years later, another Englishman, '''Stephen Perry''', patented the '''rubber band'''. He made many improvements in the manufacture of rubber and thought of a multitude of ways in which this remarkable new product could be used. Hancock died in 1865 a…
  2. Reflecting Telescope — 2019-02-19 15:29:12
    …re]], [[England]]. Others had experimented with the idea of a reflecting telescope including James Gregory but had not manufactured a working version. Early telescopes, like those used by Galileo, consisted of glass lenses mounted in a tube. When the…
  3. Vacuum cleaner — 2018-12-26 13:21:55
    …s="right" width="300" }} In 1901 Booth patented his vacuum cleaner and founded '''The Vacuum Cleaner Company Ltd'''. to manufacture and market it. The Head Office was in Parsons Green Lane, in Fulham, South West London. He built his first machine in 1…
  4. Electric Toaster — 2018-10-12 13:33:05
    …Dennis & Co's Chelmsford premises to form Crompton and Co in 1878, it soon became the country's leading distributor and manufacturer of electricity generating and lighting systems. <<{{image url="Light_bulb.gif" title="Incandescent light bulb" width…
  5. Vibrator — 2018-08-23 20:50:37
    …chanical Vibrator** 1880. Originally called a percusser or more colloquially "**Granville's hammer**", the machine was manufactured and sold to physicians to relieve muscle aches. Dr. Joseph Mortimer Granville was born in [[London]], [[England]] 183…
  6. Can — 2018-08-23 12:49:54
    …old in America some six years later in 1818. == Mass Production == In 1846, **Henry Evans** invents a machine that can manufacture tin cans at a rate of sixty per hour. A significant increase over the previous rate of only six per hour.…
  7. Toilet — 2018-07-24 21:40:11
    …"Thomas Twyford " }}>> Thomas William Twyford (1849-1921)born in Hanover Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, was a Pottery manufacturer in England. By 1870, Thomas Twyford's improved version of the Bramah contained no metal parts, and in 1885 he created …
  8. Worcestershire Sauce — 2018-01-13 11:02:07
    …Perrins** decided to advertise. The product became so popular that they took the premises next door to have the room to manufacture the large quantities required. One of their promotional activities was to arrange that all restaurants on **ocean line…
    …uccess that the importer, John Duncan of New York, opened a processing plant, imported the ingredients from England and manufactured exactly according to the English formula. == Round Bottle == **Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce** soon became pop…
    …ss grew so did the premises. By **1865** Lea & Perrins gave up the pharmacy side of the business to concentrate on the manufacture of Worcestershire Sauce. Because Lea and Perrins were originally chemists, Worcestershire sauce was bottled in round b…
  9. Jet airliner — 2017-11-10 11:49:08
    … and entered service in 1952. The **DH 106 Comet** was the first production commercial jetliner. It was developed and manufactured by de Havilland at its Hatfield Aerodrome, [[Hertfordshire]], [[England ]]. The plane was beautifully shaped with an a…
  10. Silicone — 2017-10-11 16:23:17
    …ercial value of his work. This was taken up by Corning Glass who, with Dow Chemicals set up Dow-Corning Corporation to manufacture silicone polymers in 1943. == Many uses == Silicones are largely inert compounds with a wide variety of uses. It is n…
  11. Toothbrush — 2017-08-06 10:37:43
    …er the Wisdom brand). It stayed in family ownership until 1996 under the name **Wisdom Toothbrushes**. The company now manufactures 70 million toothbrushes per year in the UK. {{Image url="WilliamAddisBrushes.jpg" class="right" width="250" }} == Nyl…
    …ry hygiene habits that brushing one’s teeth regularly became a widespread practice. == In history == Previous to the manufactured toothbrush indigenous people have used, and still use, things like miswak from the twigs/roots of the //Salvadora p…
  12. Custard — 2017-07-05 10:42:29
    … in Nympsfield, [[Gloucestershire]], [[England]] in 1811. He invented **Bird's Custard Powder** in 1837. He was a food manufacturer and pharmacist. He set up a chemist's shop in Birmingham in 1837. {{Image url="PieCustard.jpg" class="left" title="App…
  13. Float Glass — 2017-07-04 20:28:05
    …e UK's Pilkington Brothers in St.Helens [[Lancashire]], [[England]] developed the world's first commercially successful manufacture of high quality flat glass. {{Image url="FloatGlass.jpg" class="left" title="Float Glass being produced" width="410" }…
  14. Sparkling Wine — 2017-06-11 14:08:47
    …ncorporating the use of iron and manganese which resulted in English glass bottles being much stronger than those being manufactured in France at that time. Also, the English imported cork from Portugal which made a better seal in a bottle than woode…
  15. Wellington Boot — 2017-05-29 13:46:08
    …s="right" width="120" title="Rubber Wellies" }} In 1856 the Edinburgh-based North British Rubber Company had started to manufacture Britain’s first rubber or ‘gum’ boots. The boots were named ''Wellingtons'' and the name has stuck ever since. Wi…
  16. Cat Eyes — 2017-05-17 09:02:28
    …vention (patent No. 436,290 and 457,536), and on **March 15, 1935**, founded Reflecting Roadstuds Limited in Halifax to manufacture the items. The name //Catseye// was their trademark. == Improved Safety == He founded the company with £500 of capita…
    … expansion after the the war and eventually occupied a 20 acre site in Boothtown. At its peak it employed 130 people to manufacture over** a million Catseyes** a year for export all over the world. ---- == Simple and Effective == {{Image url="Catseyec…
  17. Speedfit — 2017-05-11 00:37:50
    … Zealand. == Push-Fit Connectors == {{Image url="speedfit-tee.jpg" class="left" title="speedfit tee" width="" }} Guest manufacture push-in pipe fittings for copper and plastic plumbing systems. Having started with air compressor fittings these usefu…
  18. Workmate — 2017-05-10 00:13:27
    …: {{Image url="Workmate.jpg" class="left" width="200" title="workmate" }} == Sell the Idea == His idea was rejected by manufacturers for many years, so Hickman sold the benches himself to professional builders at trade shows, building up a client ba…
    …went on to design the famous **Lotus Elan**, as chief engineer for the car company. But this still did not impress any manufacturer to take on his Workmate, including Black & Decker, who consistently rejected his DIY help mate idea. {{Image url="Lotu…
  19. Colgate — 2017-04-25 16:07:51
    …horeham, Kent in March 1798 and emigrate to Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Colgate formed a partnership with Ralph Maher to manufacture soap and candles, and William worked with them. == Independence == {{Image url="ColgateToothpaste.jpg" class="left" ti…
  20. Marmite — 2017-01-18 16:21:10
    …o produce a concentrated savoury spread from **beer!** {{{toc}}} == The Process == The basic raw material used in the manufacture of MARMITE is spent brewer's yeast, a substance whose original and only use was to ferment sugars into alcohol. For man…
    …, plus the use of the name HP, Garton jumped at the chance. Moore had been looking around for some time for a sauce to manufacture and market. He liked both the taste and the name of Garton's HP Sauce, which had an appropriately patriotic ring to it.…
  21. Harrier Jump Jet — 2017-01-18 16:14:57
    …or short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) due to the perfection of its vectored thrust turbofan engine. Many other aircraft manufacturers of the time tried in vain to make a similar vehicle. The US invested millions into designing their own VTOL aircraft…
  22. Plywood — 2016-10-19 10:55:12
    …{Image url="plywood.png" class="left" title="plywood" width="340" }} ::cl:: == Plywood == Plywood is a sheet material manufactured from thin layers or "plies" of wood veneer that are glued together with adjacent layers having their wood grain rotate…
  23. Jigsaw Puzzle — 2016-09-22 12:42:58
    …er 100 years after they were invented - that these ‘dissections’ began to be known as ‘**jigsaw puzzles**’ when manufacturers started producing cheaper puzzles for children made from cardboard. Jigsaw puzzles are still very popular {{datediff…
  24. Internal Combustion Engine — 2016-08-23 10:46:47
    …= Into mass Production == Akroyd-Stuart's engines were built from **26 June 1891** by Richard Hornsby and Sons, a large manufacturer of steam engines and agricultural equipment, as the Hornsby Akroyd Patent Oil Engine under licence and were first sold…
  25. Sport — 2016-06-23 13:22:23
    …h the name "ping pong," representing the sounds of the ball hitting the paddle and then the table. However, an English manufacturer of sporting goods, John Jacques, registered "Ping Pong" as a trade name in 1901 and sold American rights to Parker Bro…
  26. Automatic Kettle — 2016-05-17 16:47:22
    …worst could cause a fire. ::c:: == 1960 K2 == {{image url="K2_1960.jpg" class="right" title="K2" width="" }} Later on, manufacturers introduced a variety of fail-safe methods to prevent this from happening. some kettles had replaceable fuses, whilst …
  27. Tank — 2016-05-16 11:27:53
    …rnsby Chain Track Tractor built:1896" width="400" }} **Bramah Joseph Diplock** was an English inventor who invented and manufactured the pedrail wheel in 1903 and the pedrail chaintrack, a type of caterpillar track, in 1910. **Richard Hornsby & Sons**…
    … was an [[Internal_Combustion_Engine | engine]] manufacturer. Hornsby's chief engineer , **David Roberts**, developed a **Caterpillar track** system for vehicles that was **paten…
  28. Pneumatic Tyre — 2016-05-12 16:10:13
    …g the word 'pneumatic' for the first time [See below] , in the same year. A local firm, W. Edlin and Co, then agreed to manufacture frames to fit the new tyre; and when, in 1889, a well-known local cyclist, Willie Hume, won a race at Cherryvale using …
    …it, the novelty started to catch on. == Onlooker == The paper manufacturer, Harvey du Cros, who was in the crowd at the time, bought Dunlop's patents in 1896 for £3000. Dunlop had in the meant…
    …ime moved to Dublin, where he manufactured bicycle frames in collaboration with a local firm, Bowden and Gillies. He died on 24th October 1921. {{Image url="Dun…
  29. Crufts — 2016-05-12 15:36:53
    …uft 1886 === Crufts was named after its founder, Charles Alfred Cruft, who worked as general manager for a dog biscuit manufacturer. Charles was born in 1852 Bloomsbury [[Sussex]], [[England]]. Crufts takes up more than 25 acres of the NEC Arena. …
  30. Pay Toilet — 2016-05-10 16:55:15
    …right" title="Maskelyne Toilet Lock" width="100" }} == Other Interests == The Maskelyne was the first typewriter to be manufactured in Britain. It was produced by the Maskelyne British Typewriter and Manufacturing Company Ltd of London from 1889, two…

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