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  1. Disc Brakes — 2019-04-08 16:17:55
    …"Lewisham" death_date="8 march 1946" death_place="" }} === Frederick Lanchester 1902 === Frederick William Lanchester patented the vehicle disc brake in 1902. == Car Enthusiast == In 1889.Lanchester joined the "Forward Gas Engine Co" in Birming…
  2. Vacuum cleaner — 2018-12-26 13:21:55
    …fing Billy == {{Image url="Booth1stvacuum.jpg" title="Booth's Puffing Billy" class="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 …
  3. Rubber Band — 2018-12-21 17:10:59
    …enPerry.jpg" Who="Stephen Perry" width="" birth_place="" death_place="" }} === Stephen Perry 1845 === Stephen Perry patented the rubber band in England on March 17, 1845. Also known as an elastic band the idea was touted by Thomas Hancock after…
    … he patented vulcanized [[Rubber]].…
  4. Reinforced Concrete — 2018-10-10 15:00:50
    …Portland cement in the floors of a two-story cottage he was building for his servants. The method proved successful. He patented his invention in 1854 creating **reinforced concrete**. His process was in demand and went on to build the concrete pl…
  5. Lawn Mower — 2018-10-10 12:38:50
    …"Budding Mower" width="200" class="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 altern…
  6. Vibrator — 2018-08-23 20:50:37
    …mer Granville 1880 === {{Image url="FemaleHysteria.jpg" class="right" title="Female Hysteria" width="300" }} Granville patented an **Electro-mechanical Vibrator** 1880. Originally called a percusser or more colloquially "**Granville's hammer**", …
  7. Can — 2018-08-23 12:49:54
    …1810 === {{Image url="DurandTinCan.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 Geor…
  8. Toilet — 2018-07-24 21:40:11
    …f foul air from the sewer, and used a sliding valve. === Samuel Prosser 1777 === In 1777, Samuel Prosser invented and patented the 'plunger closet'. The plunger released the waste and also sealed the soil pipe. === Joseph Bramah 1778 === >>{{ima…
  9. Underwater Tunnel — 2018-07-23 22:04:41
    …ttempts that had failed led engineers to consider it impractical. But this did not deter Brunel. In January 1818 Brunel patented a revolutionary **tunnelling shield** a major leap in tunnelling technology. This protected workers and improved safe…
  10. Jet Engine — 2018-05-28 18:47:28
    …ategoryScience]]:: [[CategoryTransport]] Sir Frank Whittle (1 June 1907 - August 1996), the inventor of jet propulsion, patented in January 1930. {{toc}} By the end of the war, Whittle's efforts resulted in engines that would transform world trans…
    …in August 1931.' // ---- ~-// *(The German Ohain conceived of "an engine that did not require a propeller." in 1933 and patented his jet engine plans in 1936.)// ---- == Patent problem == Whittle's jet engine patent lapsed in 1935, he could not …
  11. Rubber — 2018-02-14 23:42:28
    …ss. The two men eventually became partners in the manufacture of waterproofed items. == Patent == **Thomas Hancock** patented in **1843**, a process whereby heating rubber and **sulphur** together at about 155'C for two hours gave a horn-like so…
    …acture of such articles, as the same may be applicable to'. But again Hancock got there first, in 1846 he had already patented his suggestion that his hardened rubber could be used for making moulds for softer rubber articles. == Many uses == H…
    …it could be used as garters, suspenders and waistbands. About 25 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 wh…
  12. Plastic — 2018-01-25 10:47:21
    …for his development of various industrial processes and materials and for having invented the first plastic that Parkes patented in **1856** ||{{{toc}}}||{{amazon type="book" items="0887307329" }}|| == Celluloid called Parkesine == His interest in…
    …poration of the solvent of photographic collodion was a “hard, horny elastic and waterproof substance.” In 1856, he patented the process of waterproofing woven fabrics by the use of such materials. {{Image url="Alexander_Parkes_Blue_Plaque.jpg"…
  13. Light Bulb — 2017-11-08 12:25:58
    … Wilson Swan 1878 === ~-[[CategoryIndustry]]::[[CategoryDomestic]]:: {{{toc}}} Sir Joseph Wilson Swan demonstrated and patented the first practical electric lamp in 1878. Swan was born in **1828** at Pallion Hall in Bishopwearmouth (now Sunderlan…
    …tographic developing processes. He noticed that heat increased the sensitivity of the silver bromide emulsion. He later patented bromide paper, developments of which are still used for black and white photographic prints. Swan was knighted in 1904…
  14. Hovercraft — 2017-08-24 11:29:22
    …ryIndustry]] ::[[CategoryTransport]] === Christopher Cockerell 1956 === The first working hovercraft was invented and patented by the English inventor Christopher Cockerell (1910 - 1999) in **1956.** {{{toc}}} One of the most successful invention…
    …ome of the Second World War, and Cockerell believed to be one of his greatest achievements. Whilst at Marconi Cockerell patented 36 of his ideas, for which he was paid just £10 each. {{Image url="Hovercraft.jpg" class="right" width="" title="Cros…
    … in use in America and 250 in the Soviet Union, many used in recent conflicts. In these early days Cockerell's idea was patented and immediately put on the secret list. Nothing happened and Cockerell became increasingly agitated. Eventually, in 19…
  15. Photography — 2017-08-04 11:03:18
    … Fox Talbot found he could then repeat the process of printing from the negative. He called this the **'calotype'** and patented the process in 1841. This was the basis for all photography for {{Datediff from="1/1/1841" to="16/3/1971" }} years unti…
  16. Life Boat — 2017-08-03 09:58:34
    …n 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, London and his experiments on a Norwegian yawl …
  17. LCD — 2017-07-05 11:03:57
    …icted) and, formulated as eutectic mixtures, they could remain liquid crystalline from -10ºC to +60ºC. These were **patented** and subsequently licensed by the MOD, through the aegis of Cyril Hilsum, since the university baulked at the costs an…
  18. Telegraph — 2017-07-05 10:51:03
    …r:: In May 1837 the first commercial electrical telegraph, the **Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph**, was co-developed and patented by William Fothergill Cooke and Charles Wheatstone. It was beautifully simple using electromagnetism to turn five needl…
  19. Tarmac — 2017-06-30 14:08:12
    …Invented="Tarmac" }} {{Toc}} === Edgar Purnell Hooley 1902 === /* event_date="1902" Hooley patents Tarmac */ Hooley patented **Tarmac** in Britain, in 1902 (GB 7796). He called his company// Tar Macadam (Purnell Hooley's Patent) Syndicate Limi…
    … noticed this unintentional resurfacing had solidified the road - there was no rutting and no dust. By 1902 Hooley had patented the process of heating **tar**, adding **slag** to the mix and then breaking **stones** within the mixture to form a sm…
  20. Microphone — 2017-06-21 00:40:34
    … it as a gift to the world, a view that was contrary to Edison's. It is worth noting that in the U.S. an idea could be patented and developed later. {{Image url="Microphone-Blue-Plaque.jpg" class="left" title="Microphone Blue Plaque in Great Port…
  21. Portland Cement — 2017-06-15 01:37:39
    …855" death_place="Wakefield" }} [[CategoryInventions]]>[[CategoryIndustry]] === Joseph Aspdin 1824 === Joseph Aspdin patented **Portland cement** on 21 October 1824. {{Toc}} Joseph Aspdin (or Aspden) (1778 - 1855) was a bricklayer living in the …
    …ned in a vertical kiln and finally the calcine was to be powdered. /* event_date="21 October 1824" Portland cement is patented */ He obtained the patent for Portland cement on 21 October 1824 for ** An Improvement in the Mode of Producing an Art…
  22. Fire Extinguisher — 2017-06-01 10:14:02
    …ry]] Captain **George William Manby** was born 28 November 1765 in Denver, [[Norfolk]]. In **1813** Manby invented and patented the "**Extincteur**", the first portable pressurised fire extinguisher. == Design == {{Image url="AntiqueFireExtinguis…
    …assium carbonate) solution contained within compressed air. == Earlier == The first fire extinguisher, of a sort, was patented in 1723 by **Ambrose Godfrey **from [[England]]. His idea was more of a 'sledge hammer' approach. It consisted of a cas…
  23. Milk of Magnesia — 2017-05-27 00:07:00
    …ed difficult. {{Image url="FluidMagnesia.jpg" class="left" title="Fluid Magnesia" width="" }} == Production == Murray patented a production process for ‘fluid magnesia’ as a mild laxative and antacid, setting up a factory in Belfast to produc…
  24. Steam Engine — 2017-05-23 20:30:35
    …ovell Edgeworth''', a member of the Lunar Society. In **1769** '''James Watt''', another member of the Lunar Society, **patented** the first significant improvements to the Newcomen type vacuum engine that made it much more fuel efficient. Watt's l…
  25. Match — 2017-05-18 18:53:27
    …n 1829, Scots inventor Sir Isaac Holden invented an improved version of Walker's match. A version of Holden's match was patented by Samuel Jones, and these were sold as //lucifer// matches. …
  26. Cat Eyes — 2017-05-17 09:02:28
    … '''cat's eye''' comes from Shaw's inspiration for the device: the light reflecting from the eyes of a cat. In 1934, he patented his invention (patent No. 436,290 and 457,536), and on **March 15, 1935**, founded Reflecting Roadstuds Limited in Hali…
  27. Meccano — 2017-05-14 01:23:25
    …ts. By the end of 1900 Hornby had built a set of parts he considered worth marketing. == Patent 1901 == On advice, he patented his invention in January 1901 as "**Improvements in Toy or Educational Devices for Children and Young People**", but no…
  28. Plywood — 2016-10-19 10:55:12
    … a process of laminating several layers of wood veneer together with glue to form a thicker, sturdier wood sheet – he patented what we now call plywood. {{Image url="plywood.png" class="left" title="plywood" width="340" }} ::cl:: == Plywood == …
  29. Internal Combustion Engine — 2016-08-23 10:46:47
    …)1794:The earliest mention of an oil engine was by Robert Street, in his English patent no. 1983. ~i)1823: Samuel Brown patented the first internal combustion engine to be applied industrially. ~i) 1838: William Barnett's engine made two great adva…
    …n 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 Butler constructed the first petrol internal combustion engine. Bu…
  30. Tank — 2016-05-16 11:27:53
    …cturer. Hornsby's chief engineer , **David Roberts**, developed a **Caterpillar track** system for vehicles that was **patented in 1904**. This was demonstrated to the British Army. Due to a lack of interest he sold the patent to Holt & Co. (pred…
  31. Pneumatic Tyre — 2016-05-12 16:10:13
    …comfortable by fitting it with inflated tubes, made of canvas and bonded together with liquid rubber. == Patent == He patented this idea on 7 December **1888**, using the word 'pneumatic' for the first time [See below] , in the same year. A local…
    …lier == This was not the first time someone had tried making inflatable tyres. Another Scot, Robert William Thomson had patented the idea in 1846 (Dunlop was unaware of this patent). …

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