Abbot Suger

Suger's family origins are unknown. Several times in his writings he suggests that his was a humble background, though this may just be a topos or convention of autobiographical writing. Continue reading

Stained Glass Used to Create Large Windows in Abbey St-Denis

Large scale stained glass were used to create large windows in the choir and ambulatory sections of the Abbey of St-Denis in Paris, France during the rebuilding from 1137 to 1144. Continue reading

Tempered Glass Patented by the French

Tempered glass manufacturing was patented by French glassmaker, Continue reading

Invention of Carbon Paper

On October 7, 1806, Ralph Wedgwood of London, England, received a patent for his invention of carbon paper. Continue reading

Synthetic fibre called Rayon

Rayon, a synthetic fibre derived from cellulose was patented in 1884 by Count Louis-Marie-Hilaire Bernigaud de Chardonnet, who began producing it in a factory, commercially in 1892 at Besancon, France. Continue reading

Monel now Trademarked in Canada

Monel is an alloy of copper and nickel (Ratio of 31.5% copper, 66% nickel and 2.5% trace amounts of other metals). Continue reading

DNA: Deoxyribonucleic Acid Discovered by a Canadian

In 1944, at the Rockefeller Institute, New York City, NY, USA, a Canadian born Bacteriologist by the name of Oswald Theodore Avery discovered evidence that DNA was in fact genetic material. Continue reading

First Paper Mill

A paper mill was established in 751 CE at Samarkand (now Uzbekistan) Continue reading

First Lace factory

Venetian noblewoman, Duchess Morosina Morosini, set up the first Lace factory, while under the direction of Catina Gardin, in 1595. Continue reading

Porcelain: Made in China

At the beginning of the T'ang dynasty (circa 618-907 CE), China developed Porcelain. Continue reading