Robert Haldane Bradshaw
Robert Haldane Bradshaw (1759–1835) was agent to Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater and, after the Duke's death, was the first Superintendent of the Bridgewater Trustees. The Trustees administe...
Walter Montgomerie Neilson
Walter Montgomerie Neilson (28 November 1819 – 8 July 1889) was a Scottish locomotive engineer and manufacturer. He was born in Glasgow, the son of James Beaumont Neilson, inventor of the hot blast fu...
Jethro Tull (agriculturist)
Jethro Tull (1674 – 21 February 1741, New Style) was an English agricultural pioneer from Berkshire who helped bring about the British Agricultural Revolution. He perfected a horse-drawn seed drill in...
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John Levett
John Levett (1721 — 1799) of Wychnor Park, Staffordshire, was an English landowner and investor, and a Tory politician.
John Levett was the son of Theophilus Levett (1693-1746), Lichfield attorney...
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Eli Whitney
Eli Whitney (December 8, 1765 – January 8, 1825) was an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin. This was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution and shaped the econo...
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Thomas Highs
Thomas Highs (1718–1803), of Leigh, Lancashire, was a reed-maker and manufacturer of cotton carding and spinning engines in the 1780s, during the Industrial Revolution. He is known for claiming patent...
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John Wyatt (inventor)
John Wyatt (April 1700 – 29 November 1766), an English inventor, was born near Lichfield and was related to Sarah Ford, Doctor Johnson's mother. A carpenter by trade he began work in Birmingham...
John Brogden (industrialist)
John Brogden (2 February 1798 – 9 December 1869) was a cleansing, building and railway contractor, railway promoter, a miner of coal and iron and an iron smelter. He was brought up on a farm near Clit...
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Moses Taft
Moses Taft 2nd (January 16, 1812 – April 2, 1893) was born at Uxbridge, Massachusetts. He was significant as an early American Industrialist and financier in the historic Blackstone Valley, and a memb...
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John Kay (flying shuttle)
John Kay (17 June 1704 – c. 1779) was the inventor of the flying shuttle, which was a key contribution to the Industrial Revolution. He is often confused with his namesake, who built the first "spinni...
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Samuel Greg
Samuel Greg (26 March 1758 – 4 June 1834) was a British entrepreneur and a pioneer of the factory system at Quarry Bank Mill.Greg was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the second son of a successful ...
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William Bald
William Bald FRSE MRIA FGS MWS (c. 1789 – March 1857) was a Scottish surveyor, cartographer and civil engineer.Bald was the cousin of Robert Bald, surveyor and mining engineer.
William Bald was bo...
James B. Francis
James Bicheno Francis (May 18, 1815 – September 18, 1892) was a British-American engineer, who invented the Francis turbine.
James Francis was born in South Leigh, near Witney, Oxfordshire i...
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William Murdoch
William Murdoch (sometimes spelled Murdock) (21 August 1754 – 15 November 1839) was a Scottish engineer and long-term inventor.Murdoch was employed by the firm of Boulton and Watt and worked for them ...
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James Watt
James Watt, FRS, FRSE (30 January 1736 – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the...
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Nicholas Wood
Nicholas Wood FRS (24 April 1795 – 19 December 1865) was an English colliery and steam locomotive engineer. He helped engineer and design many steps forward in both engineering and mining safety, and ...
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Thomas Savery
Thomas Savery (c. 1650–1715) was an English inventor and engineer, born at Shilstone, a manor house near Modbury, Devon, England. He is famous for his invention of the first commercially used steam p...
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John Fowler (agricultural engineer)
John Fowler (11 July 1826 – 4 December 1864) was an English agricultural engineer who was a pioneer in the use of steam engines for ploughing and digging drainage channels. His inventions significan...
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William Moorsom
Captain William Scarth Moorsom (1804–1863) was an English soldier and engineer. He was born in Whitby to a military family, being the son of an admiral, and trained at the Royal Military College, San...
Joanna Furnace Complex
The Joanna Furnace Complex was an iron furnace that operated from 1792 to 1901 in Robeson Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It was founded by Samuel Potts and Thomas Rutter III and named for Pott...
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James Douglas (businessman)
James Douglas (4 November 1837 - 30 June 1918) was a Canadian born mining engineer and businessman who introduced a number of metallurgical innovations in copper mining and amassed a fortune through t...
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Carl Wilhelm Siemens
Charles William Siemens FRSA (originally Carl Wilhelm Siemens and later Sir William Siemens; 4 April 1823 – 19 November 1883) was a German-born engineer who for most of his life worked in Britain and ...
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Luke Taft
Luke Taft (3 June 1783 – 7 April 1863 at Uxbridge, Massachusetts) was an industrial pioneer in the manufacture of woolens in 19th century New England.
Luke Taft was a 5th generation descendent of ...
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Great Western Railway
The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the south-west and west of England and most of Wales. It was founded in 1833, received its enabling Act of Parliam...
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R. E. B. Crompton
Rookes Evelyn Bell Crompton, CB, FRS (31 May 1845 – 15 February 1940) was a British electrical engineer, industrialist and inventor. He was a pioneer of electric lighting and public electricity supply...
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William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin
William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (/ˈkɛlvɪn/; 26 June 1824 – 17 December 1907) was a British mathematical physicist and engineer who was born in Belfast in 1824. At the University of Glasgow he did i...
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Joseph Black
Joseph Black FRSE FRCPE FPSG (16 April 1728 – 6 December 1799) was a Scottish physician and chemist, known for his discoveries of latent heat, specific heat, and carbon dioxide. He was Professor of A...
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Cranege brothers
Thomas and George Cranege developed the use of the reverberatory furnace for the production of wrought iron from cast iron. Their experimentation using coal in 1766 at the Coalbrookdale iron works un...
James Keir
James Keir FRS (20 September 1735 – 11 October 1820) was a Scottish chemist, geologist, industrialist, and inventor, and an important member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham.
Keir was born in St...
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