John Wilkinson

John "Iron-Mad" Wilkinson (1728 – 14 July 1808) was an English industrialist who pioneered the manufacture of cast iron and the use of cast-iron goods during the Industrial Revolution. Continue reading

Wilkinson Produced a Reaming Machine

John Wilkinson, an English master machinist invented a reaming machine in 1775, Continue reading

Ancient Egyptians Go on Strike

First recorded workers strike took place in Thebes, Egypt in 1700 BCE Continue reading

Hertz Drive-Ur-Self System Opens

The first rental car business opened at a used car lot in Chicago, IL, USA in 1918 where it was later purchased by John D. Hertz. Continue reading

Paris Restaurants Offered Forks

Tour d' Argent restaurant in Paris, France offered clientele forks in the 17th century. Continue reading

John Newbery

John Newbery (9 July 1713 – 22 December 1767), called "The Father of Children's Literature", was an English publisher of books who first made children's literature a sustainable and profitable part of the literary market. Continue reading

Henry Maudslay

Henry Maudslay (pronunciation and spelling) (22 August 1771 – 14 February 1831) was an English machine tool innovator, tool and die maker, and inventor. Continue reading

England Enacted Nation Patent System

England passed the English Statute of Patents and Monopolies in 1623 granting inventors letters to patent until 1637. Continue reading

German Vintners Use Compressed Air

German vintners near Nuremberg, pumped compressed air into wine casks Continue reading

Child Book Marketing of A Little Pretty Pocket Book

John Newbery marketed a children’s book intended for instruction and amusement, A Little Pretty Pocket Book published in 1744 in London, England. Continue reading