First Roman Greenhouses

Roman greenhouses were covered with thin sheets of translucent stone and in use the first century CE. Continue reading

First Desalination Plant Built

British engineers at the War Office Revictualizing Station at the island of Helgoland, Germany built a desalination plant in 1855. Continue reading

Goodyear Makes Vulcanized Rubber

Charles Goodyear, an American chemist and inventor of New York, NY, USA produced vulcanized rubber. Continue reading

Boyce Patents the Mechanical Reaper

Joseph Boyce invented and patented the mechanical reaper in 1799 in England. Continue reading

Commercial Success of the Anastigmatic Lens

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

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

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

German Vintners Use Compressed Air

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

First Screw Threading Lathe

Henry Maudslay, founder of Maudslay & Company invented the screw-threading lathe in London, England in 1797. Continue reading