Monday, July 5, 2010

I have often printed lists of various Scottish inventions and discoveries.  I suppose other Countries have great inventors, but I don't see many lists of those inventions.  Even before the Industrial Revolution, Scots were at the forefront of finding new ways to do things.  Here is another list of some different things.

  • The bicycle - Kirpatric Macmillan and Thomas McCall
  • Tubular steel - Sir William Fairbairn.
  • Canal design - Thomas Telfors
  • Coal-gas lighting - William Murdoch
  • Wave-powered electricity generator - Stephel Salter, 1977
  • First passenger steamboat in Europe - Henry Bell
  • Coal mining extraction in the sea on an artifical island by Sir George Bruce of Cranock (1575)  "Regarded as one of the industrial wonders of the late medieval period."
  • The steam hammer - James Nasmyth
  • Wire roper - Robert Stirling Newall
  • Hollow pipe drainage - Sir Hew Dalrymple
  • The adhesive postage stamp and postmark - James Chalmers
  • Universal Standard Time - Sir Sandford Fleming
  • Radar - Robert Watson-Watt
  • First edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica
And the list goes on...

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