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This Biographical Dictionary seeks to place the realm of expertise within the context of these who've made an important contribution to it. For the 1st time info has been accumulated at the those who have made the main major advances in know-how. From precedent days to the current day, the key inventors, discoverers and marketers from all over the world are profiled, and their contribution to society defined and assessed. constitution The Dictionary provides descriptive and analytical biographies of its matters in alphabetical order for ease of reference. each one access offers specified details at the individual's lifestyles, paintings and relevance to their specific box. * within the first a part of the access, the data will comprise the dates and locations of the subject's delivery and dying, including their nationality and their box of task * broadly speaking physique of the access there follows an account in their critical achievements and their importance within the background of expertise, besides complete info of appointments and honours * ultimately an annotated bibliography will direct the reader to the subject's critical writings and guides and to crucial secondary works which the reader can seek advice for extra details. targeted good points: * the 1st paintings in life to ascertain technologists intimately * includes over 1,500 entries giving certain details * vast cross-references allow the reader to check topics and increase an image of technological increase^ * Figures drawn from fields corresponding to Aeronautics, Telecommunications, structure, images and Textiles
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Sales of all-cotton cloth were initially limited because of the high tax on calicoes, but the tax was lowered in 1774 by Act of Parliament, marking the beginning of the phenomenal growth of the cotton industry. In the evidence for this Act, Arkwright claimed that he had spent £12,000 on his machine. Once Arkwright had solved the problem of mechanical spinning, a bottleneck in the preliminary stages would have formed but for another patent taken out in 1775. This covered all preparatory processing, including some ideas not invented by Arkwright, with the result that it was disputed in 1783 and finally annulled in 1785.
Further Reading Who Was Who , 1961–70 1972, VI, London: A. Black (for fuller details of honours). Clark, 1971, Sir Edward Appleton , Pergamon (biography). Stillerman, 1958, The Sources of Invention. Biographical dictionary of the history of technology 35 KF Archer, Frederick Scott b. 1813 Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England d. 1880. Apprenticed to a silversmith in London, Archer’s interest in coin design and sculpture led to his taking up photography in 1847. Archer began experiments to improve Talbot’s calotype process and by 1848 he was investigating the properties of a newly discovered material, collodion, a solution of gun-cotton in ether.
The tractor was named after the river Ivel, which flowed through the village. The Ivel tractor gained twenty-six gold and silver medals at agricultural shows between 1902 and 1906, and was a significant contributor to Britain’s position as the world’s largest exporter of tractors between 1904 and 1914. Albone tried other forms of his tractor to increase its sales. He built a fire engine, and also an armoured vehicle, but failed to impress the War Office with its potential. Albone died at the age of 46.
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