Odoric of Pordenone, OFM (1286–1331), also known as Odorico Mattiussi or Mattiuzzi, was an Italian late-medieval Franciscan friar and missionary explorer. Continue reading
A steam-powered sawmill was built in London, England in 1663. Sawyers who feared unemployment, rioted at its introduction.
Enacted in Britain in 1895, this law requiring doctors to report cases of occupational disease, the records of the reports were maintained by the office of the chief inspector of factories. Continue reading
James Hall Nasmyth (sometimes spelled Naesmyth, Nasmith, or Nesmyth) (19 August 1808 – 7 May 1890) was a Scottish engineer, artist and inventor famous for his development of the steam hammer. Continue reading
Isambard Kingdom Brunel FRS (/ˈɪzəmˌbɑːd bruːˈnɛl/; 9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859), was an English mechanical and civil engineer who is considered "one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history", "one of the 19th century engineering giants", and "one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, [who] changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions". Continue reading
Around 1826 an Inventor by the name of James Nasmyth of Manchester, England, invented the Shaper. Continue reading