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

Porcelain: Made in China

At the beginning of the T'ang dynasty (circa 618-907 CE), China developed Porcelain. Continue reading