Invention of the Power Loom

Edmund Cartwright, English clergyman and inventor developed the power loom in 1784 and patented the idea in 1785. Continue reading

Stained Glass Used to Create Large Windows in Abbey St-Denis

Large scale stained glass were used to create large windows in the choir and ambulatory sections of the Abbey of St-Denis in Paris, France during the rebuilding from 1137 to 1144. Continue reading

Tempered Glass Patented by the French

Tempered glass manufacturing was patented by French glassmaker, Continue reading

Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier

Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (26 August 1740 – 26 June 1810) and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (6 January 1745 – 2 August 1799) were paper manufacturers from Annonay, in Ardèche, France best known as inventors of the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique. Continue reading

Montgolfier Hot Air Balloon

The hot air balloon was invented by two papermaker brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier of Annonay, France. Continue reading

Invention of Carbon Paper

On October 7, 1806, Ralph Wedgwood of London, England, received a patent for his invention of carbon paper. Continue reading

Synthetic fibre called Rayon

Rayon, a synthetic fibre derived from cellulose was patented in 1884 by Count Louis-Marie-Hilaire Bernigaud de Chardonnet, who began producing it in a factory, commercially in 1892 at Besancon, France. Continue reading

Monel now Trademarked in Canada

Monel is an alloy of copper and nickel (Ratio of 31.5% copper, 66% nickel and 2.5% trace amounts of other metals). Continue reading

First Paper Mill

A paper mill was established in 751 CE at Samarkand (now Uzbekistan) Continue reading

First Lace factory

Venetian noblewoman, Duchess Morosina Morosini, set up the first Lace factory, while under the direction of Catina Gardin, in 1595. Continue reading