Abraham Darby III
Abraham Darby III (24 April 1750 – 1789) was an English ironmaster and Quaker. He was the third Abraham Darby in three generations of an English Quaker family that played a role in the Industrial Rev...
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Walter Montgomerie Neilson
Walter Montgomerie Neilson (28 November 1819 – 8 July 1889) was a Scottish locomotive engineer and manufacturer. He was born in Glasgow, the son of James Beaumont Neilson, inventor of the hot blast fu...
Jethro Tull (agriculturist)
Jethro Tull (1674 – 21 February 1741, New Style) was an English agricultural pioneer from Berkshire who helped bring about the British Agricultural Revolution. He perfected a horse-drawn seed drill in...
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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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Eli Whitney
Eli Whitney (December 8, 1765 – January 8, 1825) was an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin. This was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution and shaped the econo...
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Thomas Highs
Thomas Highs (1718–1803), of Leigh, Lancashire, was a reed-maker and manufacturer of cotton carding and spinning engines in the 1780s, during the Industrial Revolution. He is known for claiming patent...
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Isaac Wilkinson
Isaac Wilkinson (baptised 6 May 1695 - 31 January 1784) was an English industrialist, one of the founders of the iron industry and pioneer of the Industrial Revolution. However, his business ethics we...
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John Wyatt (inventor)
John Wyatt (April 1700 – 29 November 1766), an English inventor, was born near Lichfield and was related to Sarah Ford, Doctor Johnson's mother. A carpenter by trade he began work in Birmingham...
John Brogden (industrialist)
John Brogden (2 February 1798 – 9 December 1869) was a cleansing, building and railway contractor, railway promoter, a miner of coal and iron and an iron smelter. He was brought up on a farm near Clit...
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Edward Bury
Edward Bury (22 October 1794 – 25 November 1858) was an English locomotive manufacturer. Edward Bury was born in Salford, Lancashire, the son of a timber merchant, and was educated at Chester.
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George Sorocold
George Sorocold (c. 1668 – c. 1738) was an engineer in Derby, England, in the eighteenth century.
He was born in Derby some time around 1668, the son of James Sorocold who had moved to the t...
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Peter Onions
Peter Onions (1724 – 1798) was an English ironmaster and the inventor of an early puddling process used for the refining of pig iron into wrought iron.
Onions was born in Broseley, Shropshir...
Moses Taft
Moses Taft 2nd (January 16, 1812 – April 2, 1893) was born at Uxbridge, Massachusetts. He was significant as an early American Industrialist and financier in the historic Blackstone Valley, and a memb...
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William Bald
William Bald FRSE MRIA FGS MWS (c. 1789 – March 1857) was a Scottish surveyor, cartographer and civil engineer.Bald was the cousin of Robert Bald, surveyor and mining engineer.
William Bald was bo...
James B. Francis
James Bicheno Francis (May 18, 1815 – September 18, 1892) was a British-American engineer, who invented the Francis turbine.
James Francis was born in South Leigh, near Witney, Oxfordshire i...
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William Murdoch
William Murdoch (sometimes spelled Murdock) (21 August 1754 – 15 November 1839) was a Scottish engineer and long-term inventor.Murdoch was employed by the firm of Boulton and Watt and worked for them ...
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James Watt
James Watt, FRS, FRSE (30 January 1736 – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the...
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Nicholas Wood
Nicholas Wood FRS (24 April 1795 – 19 December 1865) was an English colliery and steam locomotive engineer. He helped engineer and design many steps forward in both engineering and mining safety, and ...
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Thomas Savery
Thomas Savery (c. 1650–1715) was an English inventor and engineer, born at Shilstone, a manor house near Modbury, Devon, England. He is famous for his invention of the first commercially used steam p...
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John Fowler (agricultural engineer)
John Fowler (11 July 1826 – 4 December 1864) was an English agricultural engineer who was a pioneer in the use of steam engines for ploughing and digging drainage channels. His inventions significan...
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James Douglas (businessman)
James Douglas (4 November 1837 - 30 June 1918) was a Canadian born mining engineer and businessman who introduced a number of metallurgical innovations in copper mining and amassed a fortune through t...
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Henry Cort
Henry Cort (?1741 – 23 May 1800) was an English ironmaster. During the Industrial Revolution in England, Cort began refining iron from pig iron to wrought iron (or bar iron) using innovative productio...
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Carl Wilhelm Siemens
Charles William Siemens FRSA (originally Carl Wilhelm Siemens and later Sir William Siemens; 4 April 1823 – 19 November 1883) was a German-born engineer who for most of his life worked in Britain and ...
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William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin
William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (/ˈkɛlvɪn/; 26 June 1824 – 17 December 1907) was a British mathematical physicist and engineer who was born in Belfast in 1824. At the University of Glasgow he did i...
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Joseph Black
Joseph Black FRSE FRCPE FPSG (16 April 1728 – 6 December 1799) was a Scottish physician and chemist, known for his discoveries of latent heat, specific heat, and carbon dioxide. He was Professor of A...
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Great Western Railway
The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the south-west and west of England and most of Wales. It was founded in 1833, received its enabling Act of Parliam...
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Hugh Henshall
Hugh Henshall (1734–1816) was an English civil engineer, noted for his work on canals. He was born in North Staffordshire and was a student of the canal engineer James Brindley, who was also his brot...
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George James Snelus
George James Snelus (1837 - 1906) was an English metallurgist, known to be the first to remove phosphorus from pig iron, by oxydizing it in a converter lined with basic refractory materials. Facing di...
Joseph Priestley
Joseph Priestley FRS (/ˈpriːstli/; 24 March [O.S. 13 March] 1733 – 6 February 1804) was an 18th-century English theologian, Dissenting clergyman, natural philosopher, chemist, educa...
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