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    and lets not forget the World Wide Web and internet

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    Henry Brown
    What He Invented: The Modern-Day Fireproof Safe.
    The world’s first publicly demonstrated television was invented by British inventor John Logie Baird in 1925.
    The first steam locomotive was invented by Richard Trevithick, a British inventor and mining engineer.
    Charles Darwin was a British naturalist born in 1809. Darwin was the first person to propose the now popular theories of evolution, natural selection and common descent. After a 5 year voyage around the globe aboard the HMS Beagle
    The telephone was invented by British inventor Alexander Graham Bell and patented in 1876. Bell left school at age 15, but maintained a keen interest in science and biology
    English is the second most widely spoken language in the world behind Mandarin. However, it is the official language of more countries worldwide than any other, and the most common second language globally. English is generally used as the intermediary language of choice at global events and international summits.
    Liverpool .Takes pride of place with there inventions, A Bevi, La, Scran, Bizzes, Are Kid, Sound as a pound, R.A. Doin me ed in, Don't forget the Liverpool Splice...…………………… ETC.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Kong View Post
    The Spinning Jenny for the Cotton Spinning Industry.
    Unfortunately an apprentice of Struts of Belper Derbyshire called Samuel Slater memorize the designs and went to pawtucket in the USA and recreated the British textile machinery there around 1790. He was known in pawtucket as the father of the American factory system in the UK he was known as Slater the traitor
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    Saw this on bargain hunt yesterday. Very appropriate for this time of year. Who was Edwin Beard Budding? He was the man who invented the Cylindrical Lawn Mower in 1830, it put a lot of men with scythes out of work. Sounds familliar.

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    And don't forget Mr Macintosh for his invention....
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    Best Welsh Steaming Coal.
    I suppose this could be a British invention. A boy who was in school with me back in Wales, who; though he lives out here in Aus you can say is British; invented the handle less tap, you just put your hands under and the water runs, remove them and the water stops, he got a Gold Medal at a big convention in Geneva a few years ago.
    How many remember the Plimsoll line

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Payne View Post
    And me.
    How could we all miss that one!!!

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    The one everyone has missed is the Chronometer.
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    Post#18 You need this one Vic to go with your chronometer. The World's Prime Meridian at Greenwich.
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    Stereo
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