Sidney Gilchrist Thomas (1850–85)

Sidney Gilchrist Thomas was essentially an amateur scientist, and died young, but he was responsible for an innovation that profoundly ...

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Edward Thomas (1794–c.1850)

Edward Thomas was an engineer born in Bristol, England, who developed mechanical engineering companies in the Ruhr region, Saxony and ...

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John (Johann) Edler von Thornton (1771–1847)

John Thornton is an important example of the many individuals who enabled the diffusion of technologies during the Industrial Revolution ...

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August Thyssen (1842–1926)

August Thyssen was one of the principal entrepreneurs in the iron and steel industry of the Ruhrgebiet, whose influence spread throughout ...

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Richard Trevithick (1771–1833)

Richard Trevithick made an enormous contribution to the development of steam power. He developed the use of high-pressure steam, and was ...

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Mårten Triewald (1691–1747)

Mårten Triewald was a merchant, engineer and amateur physicist who did much to introduce new technologies in Sweden in the early ...

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Dr Oscar Troplowitz (1863–1918)

The pharmaceutical industry is often considered to be concerned primarily with drugs that combat disease, but it also encompasses skin ...

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Jethro Tull (1674–1741)

The eighteenth century was a time of rapid change in agriculture in Britain, prompted by the enclosure of common land, the creation of ...

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Jan Verbruggen (1712–81)

Jan Verbruggen was a foundryman through whom important machine tool techniques were transmitted from continental Europe to England where ...

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Sir Cornelius Vermuyden (1595–1683)

Cornelius Vermuyden was one of the most talented of Dutch drainage and waterways engineers, and was responsible for transmitting the ...

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Sir James Walker (1781–1862)

In his youth James Walker worked with some of the outstanding civil engineers of the Industrial Revolution. In his adult years worked on ...

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James Watt (1736–1819)

James Watt was a genius of many talents who was at the heart of the technological and economic changes in 18th century Britain that have ...

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Josiah Wedgwood (1730–95)

Joseph Wedgwood was, in his lifetime, the best-known pottery manufacturer in Europe. He made many notable contributions to the means of ...

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Benjamin Wegner (1795–1864)

Jacob Benjamin Wegner was a timber merchant and a major producer of cobalt blue pigment in Norway around the mid-nineteenth century. He ...

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Lazare Weiller (1858–1928)

Lazare Weiller was a French engineer, industrialist and politician who developed new technologies in several fields. His companies were ...

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Charles de Wendel (1809–70)

Charles de Wendel was an iron and steel manufacturer in the Lorraine region of north-east France. When he joined the family company it ...

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