Special Sub-Topic: Early Inventions
|Who invented the Spinning Jenny?|
James Hargreaves. Awarded a Patent in 1770. It used 8 bobbins at once
|Who developed the horse-drawn seed drill that helped usher in the UK's Agricultural Revolution?|
Jethro Tull. Though the Sumerians had been using primitive seed drills nearly two millennia previously, it was Tull's introduction of it to the UK in 1701 that revolutionized 18th century Britain.
|Who developed the idea of four-field crop rotation?|
Turnip Townsend. Viscount Charles 'Turnip' Townsend developed this revolutionary concept.
|For what is Charles Babbage (1792-1871) remembered?|
Computers. Know as the Father of Computing. He began his 'Analytical Engine' in 1833. The first computer, although he never completed it
|For what does the world owe Almon Strowger a debt of gratitude?|
Automatic Telephone Exchanges. He was an undertaker, and legend has it, he developed the automatic switch in 1889, to stop competitors from getting his work!
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