By: Gotham Dark Knight
We have all experienced this piece of Americana in some shape or form. At one time its flashing glow beckoned weary travelers from off the highways along places like Route 66. Neon signs were once the calling card of virtually every diner and motel that...
By: Marc Quaglia
The first pens were likely the reed writing utensils used by the early Egyptians (some historians claim Egyptians used such devices as early as 3000 BC). These simple thin devices were formed from a single piece of reed carved carefully into a point (or occasionally...
By: Dangerous Toy
Tick - Tock, Tick - Tock a sound a clock makes or is it? Maybe nowadays thats the sound a clock makes but that sound was not always tick - tock. Over the centuries there were many types of clocks. Did you know that the...
By: Norma Walters
The History of the Wheel No one has ever been accredited for the invention of the wheel. It will always remain a mystery as to who invented the wheel and when the wheel was actually invented.archaeologists assumed it was probably invented around 8,000...
By: Alwin Templar
Like all good inventions, the jet engine is a simple design. It was an invention inspired by Sir Isaac Newton's third law of motion, which states that 'for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction'. This can be demonstrated by an inflated balloon...
By: Gotham Dark Knight
As an American Inventory of the late 1700's and early 1800's Eli Whitney's place is history is at times rather obscure given the revolutionary value of his contributions. Eli is credited with among other things, inventing a musket that made used of interchangeable parts, a...
By: Marc Quaglia
Trying to trace the history of early communication is rather difficult; prior to modern communication devices, there is little recorded history of how civilizations and individuals transfered ideas over long distances. There are, however, some similarities between all forms of communication;1. A "transmitter", which...
By: John Day
An inventor's log book is an extremely important document! Mind you, so is a log book for many other purposes as well. When a patent is applied for there is a need to establish "prior art" - the knowledge on the particular subject which came...
By: Roger Hatfield
Electric vehicles (EV's) found their beginnings in the land of Scotland. Robert Anderson is credited with the invention of the first electric carriage between 1832 and 1839.Christopher Becker a resident of Groningen, Holland built an electric vehicle in 1835 designed by his employer, Professor...
By: Laura Lee Winger
The 20th century was a boom of innovation that may never be topped in terms of the sheer volume and magnitude of lifestyle-changing, revolutionary technologies. Communications technologies such as the telegraph, telephone and radio go their start in the late 1800's, but blossomed and improved...

 

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