Saturday, 14 March 2015

famous inventions-23

Walkie Talkie

History and information on the walkie talkie radio.

Walkman

The history of the Sony Walkman.

Wallpaper

Wallpaper as a wall covering was first used by the working classes in Britain and in Europe as a substitute for costly materials.

Washing Machines

The earliest washing "machine" the scrub board was invented in 1797.

Watches

The invention of the quartz watch, mechanical clocks, timekeeping devices and time measurement.

Water Based Fuels

Rudolf Gunnerman invented water based fuels.

Water Fountain & Water Cooler

The modern drinking fountain was invented and then manufactured in the early 1900s.

Water Frames

It was the first powered textile machine and enabled the move away from small home manufacturing towards factory production.

Water Heaters

Edwin Ruud invented the automatic storage water heater in 1889.

Water Mills

The history and workings of water mills, windmills, paper mills and other types of mills.

Water Wheel

The water wheel is an ancient device that uses flowing or falling water to create power by means of a set of paddles mounted around a wheel.

Waterskiing Related

Waterskiing was invented in 1922 by Ralph Samuelson, an eighteen-year-old from Minnesota. Samuelson proposed the idea that if you could ski on snow, then you could ski on water.

WD-40

Norm Larsen invented WD-40 in 1953.

Weather Instruments

The history and patents behind different weather measuring instruments.

WebTV

The history of WebTV.

Welding Tools and Welding Related

In 1885, Nikolai Benardos and Stanislav Olszewski were granted a patent for an electric arc welder with a carbon electrode called the Electrogefest. Benardos and Olszewski are considered the fathers of welding apparatus.

Wheel

Everyone kept asking me who invented the wheel; here is the answer.

Wheelbarrow

Chuko Liang of China is considered to be the creator of the wheelbarrow.

Wheelchairs

The first dedicated wheelchair was made for Phillip II of Spain.

Wigs

The history of hats and wigs.

Windmills

Information on the history and workings of water mills, windmills, paper mills and other types of mills.

Windows

The history of Microsoft's graphical user interface for personal computers.

Windshield Wipers

Mary Anderson invented windshield wipers. The history of cars.

Windsurfing Related

Windsurfing or boardsailing is a sport that combines sailing and surfing and uses a one person craft called a sailboard.

White-out

Bette Nesmith Graham invented white-out.

Word Processing Related

The origins of word processing programs - from a rising WordStar.

Wrenches

Solymon Merrick patented the first wrench in 1835

Wristies

KK Gregory is the ten-year-old inventor of Wristies.