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  1. Electronic Computer — 2020-08-11 18:03:04
    …War II **Max Newman**, **Alan Turing**, and other great minds at **Bletchley Park** codebreaking establishment, were already busy decoding messages produced the **Enigma** device. Help was needed to solve the far more complicated encrypted Ger…
  2. Radio — 2020-08-09 19:56:54
    …l Channel from Flat Holm Island to Lavernock Point in Penarth, a distance of **3.7 miles**. The message read "**Are you ready**". The English channel was crossed on 27 March **1899**, from Wimereux, France to South Foreland Lighthouse, [[England…
  3. FAX — 2020-06-29 16:56:13
    …mposed of conducting and non-conducting materials can be taken by these means". == Electric clocks 1841 == Bain had already invented the electric clock. Using this knowledge he felt he could improve telegraphy by transmitting copies actual wr…
  4. Rubber — 2020-02-14 19:02:51
    … manufacture 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 u…
  5. Public Park — 2018-08-24 15:01:46
    …ign - a vastly magnified version of his lily house at Chatsworth. It was cheap, simple to erect and remove and could be ready quickly. Its novelty was its revolutionary modular, prefabricated design and use of glass. It took 2,000 men eight mont…
  6. Jet Engine — 2018-05-28 18:47:28
    …tles jet engine. Rover was unable to deliver the first W.1 production engine before Gloster's experimental airframe was ready. So manufacturing started at GAC Brockworth near Gloucester, but was later moved to Regent Motors in Regent Street Che…
  7. Airport — 2017-12-29 20:44:50
    …he flying boats were a way around this because all they needed to **land** was a stretch of water. And sea ports were already established around the world. A **pilot** (one who steers a ship) was then required to guide the plane to open water re…
  8. WorldWideWeb — 2017-11-08 17:15:06
    …t of the Hypertext links, allow the reader to jump instantly from one electronic document to another. Berners-Lee had already used this format when he wrote Enquire. == Small Beginnings == Many small steps had set the way for computers to comm…
  9. Photography — 2017-08-04 11:03:18
    … invented the salted paper and calotype process that allowed images to be permanently fixed. **Thomas Wedgwood** had already made photograms - silhouettes of leaves and other objects - but these faded quickly. Talbot process based the prints on…
  10. Cider — 2017-07-11 13:21:18
    …g of cider has remained popular for at least 1000 years. {{Image url="CiderApples.jpg" class="left" title="Cider Apples ready for processing" width="300" }} There is evidence of Brits making a fermented apple drink several centuries B.C. The na…
    …troduced into Europe and Britain in prehistory. When the Romans //visited// Britain in 55BC they found Celts in Kent already enjoying fermented apple but it was probably not called cyder at this point. ::c:: {{image url="Cider_Making.jpg" cla…
  11. Radar — 2017-07-05 11:01:39
    …o methods. The concept clearly had amazing potential and Watson-Watt was promptly asked for a demonstration. This was ready by February 26, and consisted of two receiving antennas located about 6 miles away from one of the BBC's shortwave broa…
    …aps would then tell the fighter groups what to do via direct communications. By **1937** the first three stations were ready, and his new reporting system put to the test. The results were clearly successful and an immediate order for an additi…
    …onal 20 stations was sent out. By the start of World War II 19 were ready to play a key part in the Battle of Britain, and by the end of the war over 50 had been built. The Germans were aware o…
  12. Police — 2017-05-22 22:57:53
    …144 constables. It was to be controlled from Scotland Yard, and answerable to the Home Secretary. Sir Robert Peel had already established the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1812, and it had proved to be a great success. >>{{Image url="Constables.J…
  13. Match — 2017-05-18 18:53:27
    …Tees in 1781. He developed a keen interest in finding a means of creating fire easily. Several chemical mixtures were already known which would ignite, but with a sudden explosion, it had not been possible to transmit the flame to a slow-burning…
  14. Workmate — 2017-05-10 00:13:27
    …ay modeller and later he helped to style the **105E Ford Anglia**. Ron was not your average amateur inventor: he was already an accomplished product designer, and went on to design the famous **Lotus Elan**, as chief engineer for the car compan…
  15. Billiards — 2016-06-23 11:09:55
    …book of billiard rules was in English by **Charles Cotton** in **1647**. === Charles Cotton 1647 === The game was already very popular in England with commoners and within the Royal houses of [[England]]. Even Shakespeare's Antony and Cleop…
  16. Marmalade — 2016-05-20 09:14:51
    …dee Marmalade". It was distinguished by thick chunks of bitter Seville orange rind. The recipe was a new twist on the already well-known fruit preserve of orange marmalade but this recipe was spreadable, on toast. == So the Story Goes == Legend…
  17. Baking Powder — 2016-05-17 17:19:17
    … Bird Baking Powder" width="160" }} == Allergy == Alfred's wife, Lady Bird, was allergic to egg and yeast. Bird had already formulated an egg free [[custard]] for his wife , so at his business of Alfred Bird & Sons sought to find a simple rais…

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