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Wacky Inventions - Arthur Paul Pedrick
Waterproof Fabric - Charles Macintosh


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British InventionsA-Z
The following British inventions are defined as having been made in the United Kingdom or made by a person of British citizenship. We are placing together inventors of English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh origins (pardon to those of you belonging to separatists movements.) It should also be noted that the British inventions named will include inventions that have been invented in other nations i.e. computers, cars, or steam power and are not necessarily exclusives or firsts. This list is far from complete(suggestions welcome).
Anemometer - Robert Hooke
Disc Brakes - Frederick William Lanchester

Tin Can - Peter Durand
Cat Eyes - Percy Shaw
Portland Cement - Joseph Aspdin
Cordite - Sir James Dewar, Sir Frederick Abel
Corkscrews - H.S. Heeley
[size=-1]Crossword [size=-1]Puzzles - Arthur Wynne

Depth ChargesDiving Equipment/Scuba Gear - John Smeaton, William James, Henry Fleuss
EKG (Underlying Principles) - Various
Electric Motor - [size=-1]Michael Faraday
Electromagnet - William Sturgeon

Fax Machine - Alexander Bain

Gas Mask -John Tyndall and others
Dew-point Hygrometer - [size=-1]John Frederic DaniellHolography - Dennis Gábor

Internal Combustion Engine - Samuel Brown
Jet Engines - Sir Frank Whittle
Kelvin Scale - [size=-1]Lord William Thomson Kelvin
Metal Lathe - Henry Maudslay invented the first in 1797.
Lawn Mower - Edwin Beard Budding
Lightbulbs - Humphry Davy, Sir Joseph Wilson Swan, James Bowman Lindsay
[size=-1]Locomotive - Richard Trevithick
Power Loom - Edmund Cartwright

Little Nipper Mousetrap - [size=-1]James Henry Atkinson
Penicillin - Alexander Fleming
Penny Farthing - James Starley
Periodic Table - John Newlands
Periscope - Sir Howard GrubbPolyester - John Rex Whinfield and James Tennant Dickson
Puckle Gun - John Puckle
Seed Drill - Jethro Tull
Seismometer - James Forbes
Seismograph - [size=-1]John Milne
, Sir James Alfred Ewing, Thomas Gray
Sewing Machines - Thomas Saint
[size=-1]Shrapnel[size=-1] - Henry Shrapnel
Steam Engine - Thomas Savery, Thomas Newcomen, James Watt
Steel Production - Sir Henry Bessemer
Submarine - William Bourne,
Spinning Jenny - James Hargreaves
Spinning Frame - Richard Arkwright
Spinning Mule
- Samuel Crompton

Television - John Logie Baird
Thermos - Sir James Dewar
Toilet PaperBritish Perforated Paper Company
Torpedo - Robert Whitehead 1866
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Umbrella (steel-ribbed) - Samuel Fox
Universal Joint - Robert Hooke (also Iris Diaphragm, Balance Spring)
Vacuum Cleaner - Hubert Cecil Booth
Viagra - Peter Dunn, Albert Wood, Dr Nicholas Terrett

Wacky Inventions - Arthur Paul Pedrick
Waterproof Fabric - Charles Macintosh

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The most important English contribution to GLOBAL CIVILISATION is missing:

Between "Wacky Invention ...

Well the list says toilet paper, so it goes without saying.
You couldn't invent toilet paper if we didnt already have the toilet to flush it away


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I note that Putin is keeping quiet on this thread

I thought Smithi might come out of the woodwork{:soso_e145:}

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