Michael Faraday
An excerpt from the popular PBS doucumentary 'Einsteins's Big Idea' showing the contribution of Farady in the making of teh world's most famous equation. Mic...
George Frederick Ansell
George Frederick Ansell (1826–1880) was an English scientific inventor, chemist and assayer, and author of a standard work on the Royal Mint.
Ansell was born at Carshalton on 4 March 1826. He was ...
Edward Daniel Johnson
Edward Daniel Johnson (1816 – 8 March 1889) was a respected London watch and marine chronometer maker. He was a founder member and vice President of the British Horological Institute, which was formed...
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Davy lamp
The Davy lamp is a safety lamp for use in flammable atmospheres, consisting of a wick lamp with the flame enclosed inside a mesh screen. It was invented in 1815 by Sir Humphry Davy. It originally bur...
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William Weston Young
William Weston Young (1776–1847) Quaker Entrepreneur of Bristol and Glamorganshire; artist, botanist, wreck-raiser, surveyor, potter, and inventor of the firebrick.
William Weston Young, born 20 A...
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Humphry Davy
Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet (17 December 1778 – 29 May 1829) was a Cornish chemist and inventor. He is best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali and alkaline earth m...
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George Garrett (inventor)
George William Littler Garrett (4 July 1852 – 26 February 1902) was a British clergyman and inventor who pioneered submarine design.
He was brought up in Moss Side in Manchester, Lancashire, Engla...
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Edward Stone (clergyman)
Edward Stone (1702–1768) was a Church of England rector who discovered the active ingredient of aspirin.
Edward Stone was born in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, England in 1702 into a family...
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Clive Sinclair
Sir Clive Marles Sinclair (born 30 July 1940) is an English entrepreneur and inventor, most commonly known for his work in consumer electronics in the late 1970s and early 1980s.After spending several...
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Leon Warnerke
Leon Warnerke was a Polish engineer and inventor in the field of photography, independence activist and revolutionary. Leon Warnerke was a pseudonym; his real name was Władysław Małachowski.Władysław ...
Thomas Thorp (scientific instrument manufacturer)
Thomas Thorp (1850–1914) was an English manufacturer of scientific instruments credited with inventing the first practical coin-in-the-slot gas meter, with innovations in the field of photography, inc...
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Ian Wilmut
Sir Ian Wilmut, OBE FRS FMedSci FRSE (born 7 July 1944) is an English embryologist and Chair of the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He is best known as the l...
George Graham (clockmaker)
George Graham (7 July 1673 – 20 November 1751) was an English clockmaker, inventor, and geophysicist, and a Fellow of the Royal Society.He was born in Kirklinton, Cumberland. A Friend (Quaker) like hi...
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Henry Stephens (doctor)
Henry Stephens, MRCS (March 1796 – 15 September 1864) was a doctor, surgeon, chemist, writer, poet, inventor and entrepreneur. At medical school in London he was a friend of, and shared rooms with, p...
John Isaac Hawkins
John Isaac Hawkins (1772–1855) was an inventor who practised civil engineering.He was known as the co-inventor of the ever-pointed pencil, an early mechanical pencil, and of the upright piano.
Haw...
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Edward Ford (soldier)
Sir Edward Ford (1605–1670) was an English soldier and inventor.
Ford, born at Up Park, in the parish of Harting, Sussex, was the eldest son of Sir William Ford, knight, of Harting, by Anna, daugh...
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Guy Stewart Callendar
Guy Stewart Callendar (February 1898 - October 1964) was an English steam engineer and inventor. His main contribution to knowledge was developing the theory that linked rising carbon dioxide concent...
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Charles Benham
Charles Edwin Benham JP (pronounced Ben-am; 15 April 1860 in Colchester, Essex, England - 1 April 1929, also in Colchester) was a journalist, editing for many years the Essex County Standard, a publis...
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John Penn (engineer)
John Penn FRS, (1805–1878) was an English marine engineer, whose firm was pre-eminent in the middle of the nineteenth century due to his innovations in engine and propeller systems, which led his firm...
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Frederick Beaumont
Frederick Edward Blackett Beaumont (22 October 1833 – 20 August 1899) was an English-born British officer of the Royal Engineers who produced several inventions, including a tunneling machine which bo...
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William De Morgan
William Frend De Morgan (16 November 1839 – 15 January 1917) was an English potter and tile designer. A lifelong friend of William Morris, he designed tiles, stained glass and furniture for Morris &am...
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Harry Ricardo
Sir Harry Ricardo (26 January 1885 – 18 May 1974) was one of the foremost engine designers and researchers in the early years of the development of the internal combustion engine.Among his many other ...
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Asa Lees
Asa Lees was a firm of textile machine manufacturers in Oldham, Lancashire. Their headquarters was the Soho Iron Works, Greenacres. It was second only in size to Platt Brothers.
Samuel Lees founde...
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Lewis Gompertz
Lewis Gompertz (1783/4–1861) was an early animal rights advocate, a vegan, and a founding member in June 1824 of the English Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, later the RSPCA. He was t...
John Harrison
John Harrison (3 April  [O.S. 24 March] 1693– 24 March 1776) was a self-educated English carpenter and clockmaker. He invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought after device for...
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