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  1. Workmate — 2021-08-20 11:10:56
    …ur inventor: he was already an accomplished product designer, and 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…
  2. Radar — 2021-08-20 10:58:32
    …aircraft in 1935. Born April 13, 1892 in Brechin in Angus, [[Scotland]], he was a descendant of James Watt, the famous engineer and inventor of the practical steam engine. ||{{{toc}}}||{{amazon type="book" items="B0006AVLI4" }}|| == Air defence in…
    …6 , and he published //Three Steps to Victory// in 1958. == After the war == He established a practice as a consulting engineer, in the 1950s moved to Canada, and later to the USA. He returned to Scotland in the 1960s. …
  3. Internal Combustion Engine — 2021-08-11 11:45:10
    …d 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. Butler invented the spark plug, ignition magneto…
  4. Computer — 2021-08-10 08:24:21
    …1825 === Charles Babbage (1791 – 1871) was born in [[London]], [[England]]. A mathematician, philosopher, mechanical engineer and computer scientist who originated the idea of a programmable computer. Babbage wanted to find a method by which co…
  5. Adjustable Spanner — 2021-08-10 08:22:45
    …t" title="Clyburn Spanner 1843 detail" width="400" }}Richard Clyburn (1796-1852) born in [[Yorkshire]] was a Consulting Engineer 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, also from Yorkshire. Clyburn'…
    …right" title="Clyburn Spanner head" width="200" }} It also featured //rack and worm// that he would have discussed with engineering work colleague [[Lawn_mower| Edwin Budding]]. Clyburn even produced a double ended adjustable spanner. == Longev…
  6. Lawn Mower — 2021-08-10 08:19:36
    …if" class="left" title="Modern mower" width="220" }} The lawn mower was invented in **1830** by Edwin Beard Budding, an engineer from Stroud, [[Gloucestershire]], [[England]]. Budding was inspired after seeing a machine in a local cloth mill which …
    …mounted in a wheeled frame to make the blades rotate close to the lawn's surface. He went into partnership with a local engineer, **John Ferrabee**, and together they made mowers in a factory at Stroud. == Descriptive Patent == /* event_date="25 O…
  7. Elevator — 2021-08-09 22:26:57
    … family of a grocer in Kingston upon Hull [[Yorkshire]]. Hornor (or Horner 12/6/1785–14/3/1844) learned surveying and engineering from his brother-in-law. He conjured up an elaborate scheme to create a 360 degree panorama view of London on the in…
  8. Industrial Revolution — 2021-08-08 21:48:46
    …Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806 – 1859) == {{Image url="IKBrunel.jpg" class="right" width="200" }} Brunel was a British engineer born in Portsmouth, [[Hampshire]]. He took all these advances in iron and used them with great effect. He created of th…
    …of famous steamships, and numerous important bridges and tunnels, hence revolutionising public transport and modern day engineering. During his short career, Brunel achieved many engineering "firsts", including assisting in the building of the fir…
  9. Steam Engine — 2021-08-08 20:42:29
    …inder engine. Papin wrote up the designs for such a device , however he never built an actual steam engine. The English engineer '''Thomas Savery''' later used Papin's designs to build the world's first operational steam engine. '''Sir Samuel Morl…
  10. Bearings — 2021-08-08 20:30:19
    … class="left" title="Ball Bearing animation" width="400" }} The success of the bearings caught the imagination of other engineers who applied the principle to a multitude of rotating machinery. Bearings improved and miniaturised in the coming years…
  11. Plywood — 2021-08-08 18:44:16
    …hat are glued together with adjacent layers having their wood grain rotated up to 90 degrees to one another, it is an **engineered wood**. The grain of each veneer is alternated which is called cross-graining and has several benefits: it reduces t…
  12. Powered Flight — 2021-04-05 22:36:49
    …jpg" title="William Samuel Henson" width="200" Born="1812" Died="1888" }} Long before the **Wright brothers** aviation engineer and inventor Henson, born in Nottingham England, Henson worked in Chard lace-making business. In 1842 he designed a l…
  13. Electric Toaster — 2020-12-01 01:05:39
    … }} === Alan MacMasters 1893 === ~-[[CategoryDomestic]]:[[1800s]] In 1893 MacMasters contacted the English electrical engineer Crompton & Co. with an idea. Alan Alexander MacMasters was a scientist and inventor from [[Scotland]], and had created…
    …as born at Sion Hill, near Thirsk in [[Yorkshire]] , [[England]] on 31 May 1845 , one of five children. His passion for engineering began early. In his autobiography, Reminiscences, Crompton tells of a trip to London 's Great Exhibition of 1851. H…
  14. Railway — 2020-11-30 12:55:52
    …Image url="Stephenson.gif" class="right" title="George Stephenson" width="240" }} Stephenson was a pioneering railway engineer and inventor of the 'Rocket', the most famous early railway locomotive. George Stephenson was born on 9 June 1781 near…
    …als. The winner was '''Rocket''', produced by the Stephensons. Stephenson went from strength to strength. He was chief engineer for the Manchester & Leeds, Birmingham & Derby, Normanton & York and Sheffied & Rotherham railways. He was constantly i…
    …reeding. ---- Stephenson died on 12 August 1848 in Chesterfield in Derbyshire. His only son Robert was also a railway engineer and worked with his father on many of his projects. {{image url="TrainFlyingScotsman.jpg" class="right" title="The Flyi…
  15. Cinematography — 2020-11-30 00:47:51
    …ever able to perform a planned public demonstration in the US. Coincidentally Edison had by now instructed his Scottish engineer, William Kennedy Dickson, to work on new ideas for a cinematographic contraption. He was last known to be boarding a t…
  16. Underwater Tunnel — 2020-10-11 23:44:16
    …runelTunnellingShield.jpg" class="right" title=" Brunel Tunnelling Shield" width="" }} The attempts that had failed led engineers to consider it impractical. But this did not deter Brunel. In January 1818 Brunel patented a revolutionary **tunnelli…
    …shafts == Work began in 1825 with the the building of the shafts down to the tunnel. This in it itself was a marvel of engineering. Instead of digging a hole then building inside, Marc Brunel had the 50 foot wide and 42 foot high shaft built on to…
    …on miners were hired from coal mines and the tunnel excavation began. During the building work in 1826 the assistant engineer fell ill and was replaced by Brunels son, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. {{Tag ids="Tunnel Under Water River Brunel shaft w…
  17. Digital Photography — 2020-08-17 17:33:21
    …h="" }} In 2017 the four pioneers of digital photography were recognised with the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. Michael Tompsett, Eric Fossum, George Smith (not pictured) and Nobukazu Teranishi. Michael Francis Tompsett filed …
  18. Pop Rivet — 2020-08-17 14:41:51
    …[CategoryIndustry]]::[[1900s]] {{Image url="Pop-Rivet.jpg" class="right" title="Wylie Pop Rivet" width="350" }} British engineer Hamilton Neil Wylie invented the "Pop rivet" and patented his brainchild in 1916. Also called a blind rivet it allowed …
    …and increased production. This was particularly useful in Aircraft manufacture. == Naval and Aircraft == Wylie was an engineer and Royal Navy reservist, he was granted a British patent for "an improved means of closing tubular rivets." in 1917. …
    …[England]] also began manufacturing the "Pop" rivet as war increased the need for aircraft. {{tag ids="Rivet Aviation Engineer Production"}}…
  19. Stevenson Screen — 2020-08-17 08:38:43
    …Thomas Stevenson 1864 === ~-[[CategoryScience]]:[[1800s]] The international weather station was invented by the British engineer and meteorologist Sir Thomas Stevenson (1818-1887), the father of Robert Louis Stevenson. The Stevenson Screen is the …
  20. Electronic Computer — 2020-08-14 21:59:12
    …olossus' did its first job. */ Thomas (Tommy) Harold Flowers, MBE (22 December 1905 – 28 October 1998) was a British engineer. During World War II **Max Newman**, **Alan Turing**, and other great minds at **Bletchley Park** codebreaking establi…
    … Flowers was born in [[London]], [[England]] the son of a **bricklayer**. He started his apprenticeship as a mechanical engineer but took evening classes to achieve a degree in electrical engineering. He joined the telecommunications branch of G…
  21. Hovercraft — 2020-08-06 08:05:57
    …okbinder, was a celebrated and innovative designer of marbled papers. Despite an interest in the arts, Christopher read Engineering at Peterhouse, Cambridge. After Cambridge he worked for the Radio Research company until 1935 and then for the Marco…
  22. Underground Railway — 2019-10-23 19:35:16
    …1862, only a few months before his brainchild came to life. == Huge project == Using Victorian ingenuity and technical engineering expertise an elaborate underground system of rail links were built. The chief engineer was **John Fowler**, the lea…
    …ding railway engineer of the day. He did not come cheap and his Metropolitan Railway salary of £137,700 would be worth around £10 million t…
  23. Paternoster — 2018-09-18 13:06:34
    …== Patents == {{Image url="OrielChambers.jpg" class="right grow" title="Oriel Chambers" width="400" }} In 1877, British engineer Peter Hart obtained a patent on a paternoster and in 1884, in Dartford, England, the engineering firm of J & E Hall ins…
  24. Motor Racing Circuit — 2018-05-20 20:38:53
    …" title="Brooklands Napier" width="" }} ::cr:: == Home of Chitty Bang Bang == The English racing driver and automobile engineer **Count Louis Zborowski** raced at Brooklands in cars that became known as '//Chitty Bang Bang//'. The aero-engined rac…
    …ing cars, were built with the help of engineer **Clive Gallop** in the 1920s. They inspired [[James_bond| Ian Fleming]] to write the children's book that became a fil…
  25. Television — 2017-05-29 13:40:11
    …"13 Aug 1888" Birth_place="Helensburgh" Death_date="14 Jun 1946" Death_place="Bexhill-on-Sea" }} Baird was a Scottish engineer, most famous for being the first person to demonstrate a working television. John Logie Baird was born on 14 August 18…
  26. Tank — 2016-05-16 11:27:53
    …rack, 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 **patented in 1904**. This was demo…
  27. Rotating Boat Lift — 2016-01-26 01:08:25
    …irk Wheel in [[Scotland]] is the World’s Only Rotating Boat Lift. The Falkirk Wheel is an exceptional feat of modern engineering. It was inaugurated in **May 2002** and connects the Union Canal, which is 79 feet above the level of the Forth and …

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