#MADEINBIRMINGHAM #BrummaGEMS ALL! 21 Household items that were #INVENTEDINBIRMINGHAM
MADE IN BIRMINGHAM – 21 HOUSEHOLD GADGETS BORN IN BRUMMAGEM CELEBRATING OUR SENSE OF INNOVATION, INGENUITY & INVENTIVENESS & OUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT
Here are 21 gadgets that owe their existence to Birmingham. 1. THE PHOTOCOPIER In 1779, the famous engineer James Watt patented a ‘letter copying machine’ to deal with the mass of paperwork at his business, and also created a special ink to use in the device. This was the first widely used copier for offices and was such a success that it was in use for more than half a century. It’s considered to be the first ever photocopier. Watt lived in Regent Place, Birmingham, from 1777 to 1790 and spent most of his time working with Birmingham manufacturer Matthew Boulton, of Soho House, on developing steam engines.
2. THE COOKER In the late 18th or early 19th century, the Birmingham joiner John Heard invented a standalone cooking…
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