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  1. Pneumatic Tyre — 2022-05-03 16:45:33
    … to Belfast in 1867. His practice was at 50 Gloucester Street, Belfast, [[Ireland]]. His great invention, of the inner tube for cycle tyres, came about more or less by chance. In 1888 his small son was prescribed cycling as cure for a heavy co…
    …ld; Dunlop hit on the idea of making the boy's tricycle more 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**, u…
  2. Vacuum Tube — 2022-01-12 08:49:37
    …:c:: == New Dawn == {{Image url="Flemingvalve.jpg" class="right" title="Flemings early valve" width="200" }} The vacuum tube brought the dawn of the age of **electronics**. Its invention enabled the wireless technology of the day to move forwar…
    …ers, radar sets, electronic warfare equipment, telecommunications repeaters and much more. {{Tag ids="Valve Electronic Tube Thermionic amplification "}} …
  3. Marshall Amplification — 2021-08-29 20:23:50
    … including **Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page **were using his equipment. These amps were powered by [[Vacuum_Tube| Vacuum tubes]] and produced a tone that musicians still favour today. So the Marshall production facility, sited in Bl…
  4. Telephone — 2021-08-20 11:29:39
    …ndfather's library and studied tutorials. == Narrow Escape == When he was in his early 20's, his two brothers died of tuberculosis. Bell himself had the disease and his father moved the family to Canada looking for a better climate in which t…
  5. Phototherapy — 2021-08-20 10:54:17
    …usly. {{Image url="SisterWard.png" class="left" title="Sister Ward" width="300" }} A short while after this incident a tube of blood from an infant with severe jaundice was placed on a windowsill before being taken to the lab for analysis. Af…
  6. IVF — 2021-08-16 10:02:09
    …ion which resulted in the birth of the **world's first baby** to be conceived by IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation AKA __Test Tube Baby__), Louise Brown on 25 July 1978, in Oldham General Hospital, Greater Manchester, [[England]]. Louise Brown recent…
  7. Reflecting Telescope — 2021-08-14 20:51:21
    …ot manufactured a working version. Early telescopes, like those used by Galileo, consisted of glass lenses mounted in a tube. When the light from a star passed through a lens, the different colours were refracted. This meant that the component…
    …n his estate, Birr Castle, at Parsonstown in County Offaly, Ireland. With a 72-inch metal mirror weighing 4 tons and a tube 54 feet long, it remained the largest telescope in the world until 1917, {{datediff from="1845" to="1917"}} years. {{t…
  8. Christmas Cracker — 2021-08-12 20:39:19
    …th Cracker cover from 1906.\nSanta before Coca-Cola invented him!" width="400" }} Eureka! Now it all came together. The tube to hold the toy, a corny joke and a paper hat all flew out of the product when two people pulled it apart with cracking…
  9. Rubber — 2021-08-12 20:24:10
    …er between 1820 and 1847. In 1822 he developed rubber tubing that could be cut into '''rubber bands''' and '''life-belt tubes'''. He devised many medical uses for rubber, and promoted the use of rubber rather than leather '''fire hoses'''. {{…
  10. Colgate — 2021-08-11 11:43:11
    …Thirteen years after his death in 1857, the company began selling toothpaste, and in 1893 it introduced toothpaste in a tube.…
  11. Light Bulb — 2021-08-09 21:56:27
    … electric light at a public meeting in Dundee, Scotland. - 1840, Warren de la Rue used a platinum coil in an evacuated tube. - 1841 Frederick de Moleyens had first patent for an incandescent light in a vacuum bulb. ::c:: === Photography === …
  12. Powered Flight — 2021-04-05 22:36:49
    … flight. Percy died days later on the 2nd October 1899 before he could display his powered triplane. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9nwSCKq_Do Video of Pilcher in flight]] [[http://www.pilcher-monument.co.uk Website dedicated to Pilcher]]…
  13. DNA Forensics — 2021-01-22 08:47:52
    …jpg" class="left" title="DNA fingerprint" width="250" }}ITV created a drama based on this story called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zd1HzWl96Y ‘Code Of A Killer’ - Trailer]]. The drama, featuring **John Simms** as Alec Jeffreys, follo…
  14. Digital Photography — 2020-08-17 17:33:21
    … Company** (EEV now E2V) in Chelmsford. In 1968 Dr Tompsett invented the un-cooled Pyro-electric thermal-imaging camera tube. He also invented a solid-state version, which is now the basis for thermal imagers made today used by the military for…
  15. Bungee Jumping — 2020-08-17 13:17:46
    …orms with vines tied to their ankles as a test of their courage and passage into manhood. == Links == [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8DLooHqJMc |David Kirke 1979 jump]] {{tag ids="Bristol Sport Bungy Bungee"}} {{paypal}}…
  16. LCD — 2020-08-15 08:31:22
    …Stonehouse, who was the Minister of Technology, put out a challenge to find an alternative to the shadow mask colour TV tube. This challenge was taken up by Cyril Hilsum at the Royal Radar Establishment (RRE) in **Malvern** [[Worcestershire]], …
  17. Christmas Traditions — 2019-12-27 02:21:30
    …r" }}||On the dinner table on Christmas Day. Invented by a London baker in 1846, a cracker is a brightly coloured paper tube, twisted at both ends, which contains a party hat, riddle and toy or other trinket. When it is pulled by two people it …
  18. Underground Railway — 2019-10-23 19:35:16
    …ons was devised in the 1860's; an **'underground railway'** system, or the **'Tube'** as it is known in [[London]]. It was largely financed by the City of London, which was suffering from horse-drawn tr…
    …e City and South London, which ran from near the Bank of England under the Thames to the South Bank. {{image url="TrainTube.jpg" class="right" title="Modern Tube Train" width="400" }} A second underground line, the District, began operating f…
    …ive years later. The two were eventually linked to create the Circle line. {{tag ids="Train Tube Underground Railway Metro Victorian "}} …
  19. Speedfit — 2017-05-11 00:37:50
    …th_place="" }} === John Guest 1974 === ~-[[CategoryIndustry]] In 1974, John Guest invented the ‘Super Speedfit’ tube and pipe connector concept. John Guest was born in Doncaster [[Yorkshire]], [[England]] in 1927. John Guest Ltd. is a…
    …t 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 novice with DIY experience can make 100% water-tight connections w…
  20. Thermionic Valve — 2016-03-03 15:03:44
    …Thermionic Valve :: Thermionic Valve === John Ambrose Fleming 1904 === {{redirect target="Vacuum Tube"}}…

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