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  1. Vacuum cleaner — 2018-12-26 13:21:55
    …stration at '''St. Pancras Station''' of a new cleaning machine for railway carriages. This machine had a bunch of high-pressure jets that blew air into carpets in the hope of getting the dust to fly from one side of the carriage into a dustbox on …
  2. Hovercraft — 2017-08-24 11:29:22
    …ft which proved his ideas were correct. He was not surprised. The modified punt he used had a special pump to blow high pressure air down under and around the rim of the craft. == Military == A strong rubber curtain regained most of the air, hence…
  3. Sparkling Wine — 2017-06-11 14:08:47
    … had occurred in still wines since antiquity; most glass bottles of the time were not strong enough to contain the high pressures generated, and so exploding bottles were an occupational hazard of winemaking. Sir Robert Mansell obtained a monopoly …
  4. Steam Engine — 2017-05-23 20:30:35
    … were many early disasters. The most important refinement to the high pressure engine at this point was the safety valve, which releases excess pressure. Reliable and safe operation came only with a…
  5. Speedfit — 2017-05-11 00:37:50
    …ed with air compressor fittings these useful quick connect/disconnect fittings are used for oil and water even at mains pressure and high temperatures. These fittings have revolutionized tube connection especially for domestic plumbing. Now any no…
  6. Bouncing bomb — 2016-09-26 13:45:18
    …stry. Destroying a dam wall with conventional bombs has very little impact. The weakest point of a dam where the most pressure is deep underwater. ::c:: {{image url="Dambuster.jpg" class="left" title="Lancaster dropping bouncing bomb" width="500"…
  7. Hydraulics — 2016-03-23 13:34:41
    …ery heavy weight. The plunger was raised, drawing in water, then the downward force of the weight created the hydraulic pressure. The cranes were efficient powerful AND pollution free. …

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