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Short History Of Machine Tools
538 wordsThe Two Countries That Invented The Industrial Revolution by Curt Anderson Why do the British and American approaches to machinery differ A short his The Two Countries That Invented The Industrial Revolution by Curt Anderson Why do the British and American approaches to machinery differ A short history of machine tools explains why. No two countries were more responsible for the Industrial Revolution than America and England. In England, during the 18th and 19th centuries there was no shortage o...
954 wordsCould there be a transportation machine that has no emissions whatsoever? Could this contraption go great distances without a doubt? Could it stay balanced on two wheels with you on it? What is it? Actually, it is an "It". The "It", or more formally known as the Segway Human Transporter is a vehicle that is said by some to "change the way we live". With so much hype, this machine of the future has high expectations from not only the public but to many environmental activists as well. I believe t...
Inventor Of The Cotton Gin
887 wordsHistorians believe that one of the greatest pioneers in the birth of automation, American inventor, pioneer, mechanical engineer, and manufacturer Eli Whitney. Best remembered as the inventor of the cotton gin. He made his first violin when he was only 12. Eli started college when he was 23, in 1788. He left for Georgia and got his first look at cotton business. He graduated from Yale in 1792, and went to Savannah, Georgia to teach and study law. After he graduated he went south to tutor the chi...
Alternate Current Machines
620 wordsTesla on the D.C. motor In a paper presented before the American Institute of Electrical Engineers in 1888, Tesla criticized the illogical construction of the D.C. motor. "In our dynamo machines, it is well known, we generate alternate currents which we direct by means of a commutator, a complicated device and, it may be justly said, the source of most of the troubles experienced in the operation of the machines. Now, the currents, so directed cannot be utilized in the motor, but must - again by...
Invention Of The Cotton Gin
529 wordsEli Whitney Before the invention of the cotton gin, Americans would remove cottonseed by hand. Slaves were hired to complete this procedure. This would take a very long time and something had to be done. Later on, a man named Eli Whitney invented a device called the cotton gin. The cotton gin is a machine for removing the seeds from cotton fiber. His invention could produce up to fifty pounds of cotton each day. Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, Massachusetts in the year 1765. As a child, he was...
James Paige And Mark Twain
437 wordsThe Automatic Paige Typesetter Many people believed that the Paige typesetter was printing of the nineteenth century. One person who literally put everything he had into it was Samuel Taylor Clemens better known as Mark Twain. Mark Twain was the principle money investor of the automatic Paige typesetter. Twain thought that his investments in the machine would make him richer, but it turned out that the typesetter did the exact opposite. James Paige invented the automatic Paige typesetter around ...
Patents For The Stock Ticker Edison
505 wordsThomas Edison The blue-collar inventor Born 1847 Died 1931 Thomas Edison only had 3 months of formal education, and his schoolmaster thought that Edison may have been retarded. And no one not even his family could envision that Edison would become the inventor that he would eventually end up to be. Born in Milan, Ohio, youngest of 7 children, Edison would often ask questions that his father and mother both could not answer. So naturally he sought out answers through experimentation. Through out ...
Mathematical Problems B Charles Babbage
453 wordsCharles Babbage I Charles Babbage A. Was born in London 1. He was born on December 26, 1792 2. He was the son of Benjamin Babbage, who was a London banker. 3. Babbage stayed a bachelor all of his life and never got married. 4. Babbage became his own instructor of algebra, he loved solving mathematical problems. B. Charles Babbage attended Trinity College in Cambridge in 1811.1. It was about that time that Babbage first acquired the interest in calculating machinery that became his consuming pass...
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