The first tape recorder was the Blattnerphone

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Wire Screen sifter for grain

John Newcomb, John Finch, and James Butler, 3 awesome inventors from England. In 1686, Created wooden frame held a large wire screen or sieve that shook and separated grain from chaff. where there is a will there is a way of doing things better and more efficient.

Date:
      1686
Name(s):
      John Newcomb,
      John Finch,
      James Butler
Occupation:
      inventors


Additional Information:

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Richard Ransome

Robert Ransome was born in Wells, Norfolk, son of Richard Ransome, a schoolmaster. His grandfather, Richard Ransome, was a miller of North Walsham, Norfolk, and an early Quaker who suffered frequent imprisonment while on preaching journeys in various parts of England, Ireland, and Holland; he died in Bristol in 1716. Continue reading

Mechanical ventilating fan, Reinvented by Leonardo da Vinci

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Patent for Self-sharpening Plow

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Steam engine still in working order

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John Howard

Howard was born in North London, either in Hackney or Enfield.[1] His father, also John, was a wealthy upholsterer at Smithfield Market in the city. Continue reading

William Howard Russell

Sir William Howard Russell, CVO (28 March 1820, Tallaght, County Dublin, Ireland – 11 February 1907, London, England) was an Irish reporter with The Times, and is considered to have been one of the first modern war correspondents. Continue reading

Prison reformer of note

English philanthropist John Howard, when he becoming high sheriff of Bedfordshire in 1773, he toured the local jail. He found it appallingly unhealthy, and learned that prisoners were forced to pay their own jailers, those unable to pay the discharge fee were kept, even those whose cases were acquitted. In 1974 he got the House of Commons passed prison reform acts that abolished discharge fees and required justices to oversee the health of prisoners. Then in 1777 Howard wrote the reformist tract State of the Prisons.

Date:
      1773, 1774, 1777
Name(s):
      John Howard
Occupation:
      Philanthropist
      High Sheriff
Location:
      Bedfordshire

Additional Information:

  • John Howard (prison reformer) – Wikipedia
    John Howard FRS (2 September 1726 – 20 January 1790) was a philanthropist and the first English prison reformer.
  • Prison reform – Wikipedia
    Prison reform is the attempt to improve conditions inside prisons, establish a more effective penal system, or implement alternatives to incarceration.
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    Elizabeth Fry (née Gurney, often referred to as Betsy; 21 May 1780 – 12 October 1845) was an English prison reformer, social reformer and, as a Quaker, a Christian philanthropist. She has sometimes been referred to as the “angel of prisons”.

Crimean War receive extensive newspaper coverage

The Crimean War (1853-56), was the first war to receive extensive newspaper coverage. Continue reading