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25 DAYS OF INVENTORS: WALKING STICK & SMART STICK

  James Biggs – walking stick The origin of the white cane had it’s beginning in the time between the two World Wars. James Biggs of Bristol claims to have…

Christmas Leaders Award Scottish Engineering Leaders Award

25 DAYS OF INVENTORS: FOLDING CHAIR & THE ROLL OVER BENCH

  Nathaniel Alexander and the Folding Chair On July 7, 1911, Nathaniel Alexander of Lynchburg, Virginia patented a folding chair. According to his patent, he designed his chair to be…

Christmas Leaders Award South Leaders Award

25 DAYS OF INVENTORS: MODERN ELECTRIC REFRIGERATOR & FRIDGE FOOD SAVER

  Modern Electric Refrigerator by Florence Parpart Florence Parpart invented the modern electric refrigerator in 1914. During 1900, she worked on several research projects and had a chance to patent…

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25 DAYS OF INVENTORS: COMPUTER SCANNER & THE BIN SCANNER

  The first image scanner developed for use with a computer was a drum scanner. It was built in 1957 at the US National Bureau of Standards by a team…

Christmas Leaders Award Scottish Engineering Leaders Award

25 DAYS OF INVENTORS: THE MEDICAL SYRINGE & THE CALPOL LOLLY

The Medical Syringe by Letitia Geer   Nowadays, living without a medical syringe is simply not possible. It is widely and excessively used in medial centres, hospitals, private clinics, and…

Christmas Greater Manchester Leaders Award Leaders Award

25 DAYS OF INVENTORS: THE DISPOSABLE DIAPERS & THE BABY TRANSLATOR

  Inventor of the Diaper Cover and Forerunner of the Disposable Diaper. Marion Donovan (1917-1998) grew up as the daughter of an inventor, so when she became a mother and…

Christmas Leaders Award

25 DAYS OF INVENTORS: THE PARKA & THE SOLAR PANEL COAT

The Inuits created the parka predecessor. Faced with a harsh Arctic climate, the Inuit were experts at creating insulated clothing. They made the original waterproof parkas using the intestines of…

Christmas Leaders Award South Leaders Award

25 DAYS OF INVENTORS: TOOTHPASTE & THE TOOTHPASTE SWEET

  Toothpaste 1873: The first commercially produced, nice-smelling toothpaste was launched by Colgate and sold in a jar. 1892: Dr. Washington Sheffield is the first person to put toothpaste in…

Christmas Leaders Award Scottish Engineering Leaders Award

25 DAYS OF INVENTOR (ENGINEER): TIM PEAKE & THE SPACE VIEWING DOME

Tim Peake Tim Peake is a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut of British nationality. He finished his 186-day Principia mission working on the International Space Station for Expedition 46/47 when…

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25 DAYS OF INVENTORS: CHRISTMAS LIGHTS & THE LIGHT JACKET

  Edward Johnson, Christmas Lights In 1882, the first Christmas tree was lit by use of electricity. Edward Johnson lit up a Christmas tree in New York City with eighty…