Mass Production of Screws and Bolts

England mass-produced screws and bolts in 1800, following Henry Maudslay’s metal lathe innovation. Continue reading

Development of Mechanical Wire-Drawing Equipment

Rudolf developed mechanical wire-drawing equipment in Nuremberg, Germany in 1350. Continue reading

Invention of the Jackhammer

Charles Brady King invented the pneumatic hammer in Detroit, MI, USA, in 1890. Continue reading

French Steamroller Demonstration

Louis Lemoine, French inventor demonstrated a steamroller on May 27, 1959. Continue reading

First Known Electron-Beam Welder

M. Stohr, a researcher at the Saclay Center for Nuclear Research in France developed electron-beam welding in 1954. Continue reading

Invention of the Pyroelectric Ear Thermometer

Jacob Fraden, a physician in San Diego, CA, USA invented the pyroelectric ear thermometer in 1990. Continue reading

Commercial Production of Barbed Wire Fencing

Barbed wire fencing was commercially produced on November 1, 1873 by the Barb Fence Company in Dekalb, Illinois, USA following an invention patent obtained by owner, Joseph Farwell Glidden. 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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Carl Gustaf Patrik Laval

Gustaf de Laval was born at Orsa in Dalarna in the Swedish de Laval Huguenot family (immigrated 1622 - Claude de Laval, soldier - knighted de Laval 1647). Continue reading

Mechanical cream separator

In 1878, Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval, a scientist, engineer, and inventor, invented the mechanical cream separator, while working with the Klosters-Bruck Steel Works. Continue reading