French Freighter Used a Cooling Unit

The French refrigerated freighter Frigorifique was outfitted with a cooling unit designed by Charles Teller in 1877. Continue reading

Jacob Perkins

Jacob Perkins (9 July 1766 – 30 July 1849) was an American inventor, mechanical engineer and physicist. Continue reading

Chinese Commercial Ship Sails to Taiwan

A Chinese commercial ship sailed from China to the southern port Kaohsiung, Taiwan on April 19, 1997. Continue reading

Commercially Sold Frozen Meat

James Harrison introduced frozen meat for commercial sales in Geelong, Australia in 1857 with equipment using gas vapour compression refrigeration system invented by Jacob Perkins and Alexander C. Twining. Continue reading

Roman Commercial Bakeries

Romans developed commercial bakeries in 200 BCE. A bakery was unearthed in the ruins of Pompeii containing the remains of bakes loaves. Continue reading

Electric Plant Uses Poultry Litter Fuel

Lifschutz Davidson designed a commercial electric plant fueled by poultry litter that began operation in Suffolk, England in 1993. Continue reading

The First Commercial Vending Machine

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

Transatlantic steamboat service

the SS Great Western and the Sirius, began the transatlantic steamboat service, both of which arrived in New York, NY, USA on April 23, 1838. Continue reading

London to Paris scheduled passenger airplane service

Aircraft Travel and Transport of London, England, inaugurated London to Paris scheduled passenger airplane service on August 25, 1919.
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