Fluid Catalytic Cracking Plant Opens

Powdered Catalyst, Louisiana (PCLA) No. 1 opened in Baton Rouge, LA, USA in 1942 as the first petrochemical plant for fluid catalytic cracking. Continue reading

Commercial Success of the Anastigmatic Lens

The Protar f.7.5 anastigmatic lens were commercially successful in 1889. Continue reading

Worldwide Steamboat Passenger Service

The S.S. President Harrison, Continue reading

First Female Jet Plane Pilot

Maria Atanassova (Marija Georgieva Atanassowa) of Bulgaria, Russia was hired by Continue reading

First Transoceanic Flight by Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Deutsche Lufthansa AG flew regular transoceanic flights between Germany and Buenos Aires, Argentina Continue reading

First Transoceanic Jetliner Service

British Overseas Airways Corporation offers first transoceanic jetliner service Continue reading

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