Scottish inventors
Scottish inventions and discoveries are objects, processes or techniques either partially or entirely invented or discovered by a person born in or descended from Scotland. In some cases, an inventio...
Dyson (company)
Dyson Ltd is a British technology company that designs and manufactures vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, bladeless fans, and heaters. It sells machines in over 70 countries and employs more than 5,000 pe...
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Rick Dickinson
Rick Dickinson is a British industrial designer.
Dickinson graduated from Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University) in 1979 with a First Class Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Design fo...
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John Muir
John Muir (/mjʊər/; April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and boo...
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Leslie Ballamy
Leslie Ballamy (1904 - 1991) was an inventor and automotive engineer who had a major impact on the British motorsport scene both before the Second World War and in the post-war period. His business L....
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Joseph Hinks
Joseph Hinks was a British inventor, working in Birmingham. He patented improvements to oil lamps, marketing the resultant Duplex lamp.Brother of James Hinks he took over his company, James Hinks &...
Jeff Woolf
Jeffrey Woolf OBE, born in Edgware, Middlesex, England on 17 September 1959, is an English inventor, businessman, journalist and innovation specialist. He is known as a lateral thinker and is a SFEDI ...
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John Braithwaite the elder
John Braithwaite the elder (1760–1818), was a British engineer, and salvor.
Braithwaite is best known as the constructor of one of the earliest successful forms of diving bell. In 1783 he descende...
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Hiram Stevens Maxim
Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (February 5, 1840 – November 24, 1916) was an American inventor who moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 41. He remained an American citizen until he became a natura...
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Stewart Blacker
Lieutenant-Colonel Latham Valentine Stewart Blacker OBE (1887–1964) was a British Army officer and inventor of weapons.He invented the Blacker Bombard, laid the basis of the PIAT - both based on the s...
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Hugh Reeves
Hugh Quentin Alleyne Reeves (1909-25 October 1955) was a British inventor and engineer. He was one of the most productive and creative engineers attached to Station IX the SOE research station during ...
James Boydell
James Boydell (died January 1860) was a British inventor of steam traction engines. His most significant invention was the first practical track-laying vehicle, for which he received British patents i...
Otto Overbeck
Otto Overbeck (1860-1937) was a prominent advocate of electrotherapy in the early twentieth century. He worked initially as the scientific director of a brewery in Grimsby, and an example of his elect...
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Thomas Williams of Llanidan
Thomas Williams (13 May 1737 – 30 November 1802) was a Welsh industrialist and Member of Parliament. At the time of his death, he was the richest man in Wales.
Thomas Williams was born in Llanidan...
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Toby Churchill
Toby Churchill FRSA (born 29 June 1947) is a British disabled entrepreneur. He founded a company manufacturing communication aids for people who cannot speak.
He is the eldest son of Oliver Church...
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Egon Orowan
Egon Orowan FRS (Hungarian: Orován Egon) (August 2, 1902 – August 3, 1989) was a Hungarian/British/U.S. physicist and metallurgist.
Orowan was born in the Óbuda district of Budapest. His...
Sydney Vincent Sippe
Major Sydney Vincent Sippe DSO, OBE, FRAeS (pronounced SIP-ee) (24 April 1889 – 17 November 1968) was a British pioneer aviator. He designed, built and tested early aeroplanes, and was a distinguished...
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William Kitchiner
William Kitchiner M.D. (1775–1827) was an English optician, inventor of telescopes, amateur musician and exceptional cook. His name was a household word during the 19th century, and his 1822 cookbook,...
James Martin (engineer)
Sir James Martin CBE DSc CEng FIMechE FRAeS (11 September 1893 – 5 January 1981) was a Northern Irish engineer whom together with Captain Valentine Baker founded the Martin-Baker aircraft company whi...
Arthur William Savage
Arthur William Savage (May 13, 1857 – September 22, 1938), was a businessman, inventor and explorer. He is most famous as the inventor of the Savage Model 99 a famously innovative lever action rifle, ...
Charles Algernon Parsons
Sir Charles Algernon Parsons, OM, KCB, FRS (13 June 1854 – 11 February 1931) was a British engineer, best known for his invention of the steam turbine. He worked as an engineer on dyna...
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Marian Ionescu
Marian Ion Ionescu (born 21 August 1929) is a pioneer British cardiac surgeon who spent his professional life initially in his native Romania and afterwards, the main part of his productive life in Gr...
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Cyril Bencraft Joly
Lt Colonel Cyril Bencraft Joly MC (9 September 1918 – 2000) was a British Army officer, author and inventor. He served as an officer in the Royal Tank Regiment with 7th Armoured Division (Desert...
John Shepherd-Barron
John Adrian Shepherd-Barron, OBE (23 June 1925 – 15 May 2010) was a Scottish inventor, who pioneered the development of the cash machine, sometimes referred to as the Automated Teller Machine or ATM.<...
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Theophilus Carter
Theophilus Carter (1824–1904) was an eccentric British furniture dealer thought to be an inspiration for the illustration by Sir John Tenniel of Lewis Carroll's characters the Mad Hatter in Alice's Ad...
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Philip Vaughan
Philip Vaughan was a Welsh inventor and ironmaster who patented the first design for a ball bearing in Carmarthen in 1794. His design ran along a track in an axle assembly, known as a ball race, thus ...
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