First Screw Threading Lathe

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

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

Dow Jones Surpassed 11,000 Points

The Dow Jones Industrial average surpassed 11,000 points on May 3, 1999 to reach 11,014.69 merely 24 days after passing the 10,000 point mark. 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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James Nasmyth

James Hall Nasmyth (sometimes spelled Naesmyth, Nasmith, or Nesmyth) (19 August 1808 – 7 May 1890) was a Scottish engineer, artist and inventor famous for his development of the steam hammer. 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