First Roman Greenhouses

Roman greenhouses were covered with thin sheets of translucent stone and in use the first century CE. Continue reading

Boyce Patents the Mechanical Reaper

Joseph Boyce invented and patented the mechanical reaper in 1799 in England. Continue reading

Commercial Production of Barbed Wire Fencing

Barbed wire fencing was commercially produced on November 1, 1873 by the Barb Fence Company in Dekalb, Illinois, USA following an invention patent obtained by owner, Joseph Farwell Glidden. Continue reading

Carl Gustaf Patrik Laval

Gustaf de Laval was born at Orsa in Dalarna in the Swedish de Laval Huguenot family (immigrated 1622 - Claude de Laval, soldier - knighted de Laval 1647). Continue reading

Mechanical cream separator

In 1878, Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval, a scientist, engineer, and inventor, invented the mechanical cream separator, while working with the Klosters-Bruck Steel Works. Continue reading

Wire Screen sifter for grain

John Newcomb, John Finch, and James Butler, 3 awesome inventors from England. Continue reading

Richard Ransome

Robert Ransome was born in Wells, Norfolk, son of Richard Ransome, a schoolmaster. His grandfather, Richard Ransome, was a miller of North Walsham, Norfolk, and an early Quaker who suffered frequent imprisonment while on preaching journeys in various parts of England, Ireland, and Holland; he died in Bristol in 1716. Continue reading

Patent for Self-sharpening Plow

In 1803 an English inventor, by the name of Robert Ransome patented a Self-sharpening Plow. Continue reading

Sheep-shearing Machine Patented

It was James Highen of Melbourne, Australia, who patented the first Sheep-shearing machine in 1868. Continue reading

The Cast Iron Plow

After obtained the patent in 1785, the English inventor Robert Ransome, Continue reading