St-Odoric de Pordenone

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

Professional Caterers

St. Odoric de Pordenone observed around 1300 while visiting a Franciscan friar in Zhengzhou, China. Continue reading

First Fast-food Outlets

Long before Burger King, Tim Hortons and similar outlets, their existed fast food outlets in the early 14th century. Continue reading

Shipping tax based on tonnage

All governments whether Monarchy, Patriarchy, Communist, or Democracy Require money to operate, such as it’s citizens’ taxes. New taxes are levied when funds are low. Continue reading

The First Commercial Vending Machine

Most people thought vending machines were a 19th century thing, but we are all wrong. Continue reading

The Steam-Powered Sawmill

A steam-powered sawmill was built in London, England in 1663. Sawyers who feared unemployment, rioted at its introduction.
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A law requiring doctors to report cases of occupational disease

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 Nasmyth

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

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

The Shaper: for Iron works

Around 1826 an Inventor by the name of James Nasmyth of Manchester, England, invented the Shaper. Continue reading