Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born c. 80–70 BC, died after c. 15 BC), commonly known as Vitruvius or Vitruvi or Vitruvio, was a Roman author, architect, civil engineer and military engineer during the 1st century BC, Continue reading

The Undershot Device Designed to Transmit Power Through Gearing

During circa 27 CE, a Roman Architect and Military Engineer by the name of Marcus Vilruvius Pollio, describes the Undershot Device. Continue reading

Invention of Vending Machines

John Glas Sandeman and Percival Everitt of London, England invented vending machines and obtained a U.S. patent on July 28, 1885. 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

Machinist Invents a Micrometer

Henry Maudslay, British machinist built a micrometer at his London, England workshop in 1800 Continue reading

Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (/pæˈskæl, pɑːˈskɑːl/; French: [blɛz paskal]; 19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian. Continue reading

Pascal Invents First Hydraulic Press

Blaise Pascal, French scientist, mathematician and philosopher invents the first hydraulic press in 1647. Continue reading

The First Commercial Vending Machine

Most people thought vending machines were a 19th century thing, but we are all wrong. Continue reading

Machine for printing wallpaper

Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf, a Frenchman, invented a machine for printing wallpaper in 1785. Continue reading