Inventions Category

24/11/2018

The Dyson

The Dyson vacuum cleaner was invented by Sir James Dyson, OM,CBE,FRS,FREng, from Norfolk, England. It was the…

20/11/2018

Cash machines & PINs

Cash machines,  or Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), were invented by James Goodfellow, OBE, of Paisley in Scotland.…

08/11/2018

The first postmarks

The very first postmark in the world was the invention of Colonel Henry Bishopp (or Bishop or…

30/10/2018

The Mini

In 1959 the British Motor Company (BMC) launched the Mini to meet public demand for smaller cars…

21/10/2018

Blumlein’s stereo sound

Alan Blumlein (1903-1942) was a pioneer in the field of sound technology. He carried out work on…

21/10/2018

From laughing gas to miner’s lamp

Sir Humphrey Davy, Bt PRS MRIA FGS FRS, was an extremely talented chemist, poet and inventor. Born…

21/10/2018

The Spinning Jenny

The 8-spindle ‘spinning jenny’ for spinning wool or cotton was invented by James Hargreaves of Lancashire in…

11/10/2018

The hovercraft

The hovercraft was invented by Dr. Christopher Cockerell and the first launch was in 1959. These versatile…