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GHeather

GHeather Report 12 Jun 2013 19:27

Louis Braille - Braille, Robert Bunsen - Bunsen Burner, Rudolf Diesel - Diesel, for example, can you name a few more... ?

Mayfield

Mayfield Report 12 Jun 2013 19:48

Wankel







Felix Wankel invented the Wankel rotary engine with no pistons. ;-)

GHeather

GHeather Report 12 Jun 2013 19:54

I thought your were being rude Mayfield, lol ;-) I know the W.engine, so, that's a good start...

GHeather

GHeather Report 12 Jun 2013 19:57

A few more for you: George Ferris - Ferris wheel, Jean Nicot - Nicotine, Adolphe Sax - Saxophone.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 12 Jun 2013 20:02

Biro, Hoover

Wend

Wend Report 12 Jun 2013 20:09

Cardiff? Oops, no, sorry ;-)

Actually, my maiden name is the name of a small village in Rheinland, Germany, but that's by the by :-D

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 12 Jun 2013 20:20

Guillotine - J. Guillotine
The Zeppelin - ..von Zeppelin

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 12 Jun 2013 20:27

Ferris wheel - George Ferris

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 12 Jun 2013 20:28

Hammond organ - Laurens Hammond

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 12 Jun 2013 20:38

Building with a steeple at end of my road - Charlotte Church :-S

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 12 Jun 2013 21:14

Belisha Beacon

Wend

Wend Report 12 Jun 2013 21:15

Tarmac:

John Loudon McAdam (a Scottish civil engineer) invented the process of tarmacadam in road-building in the 18th century.

CupCakes

CupCakes Report 12 Jun 2013 21:22

Wellington's

The Duke of Wellington - boots for his soldiers

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 12 Jun 2013 21:24

robert peel

police force


peelers= coppers
robert=bobbies



Dunlop

rubber tyres

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 12 Jun 2013 21:27

Phil Harmonic



Mouth organ

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 12 Jun 2013 22:22

:-D :-D :-D :-D

GHeather

GHeather Report 12 Jun 2013 22:23

Some very good ones above, thanks, brill! Anymore... ?

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 12 Jun 2013 22:30

Thomas Crapper was a plumber who founded Thomas Crapper & Co in London. Contrary to widespread misconceptions, Crapper did not invent the flush toilet. He did, however, do much to increase the popularity of the toilet, and developed some important related inventions, such as the ballcock.

:-D :-D

GHeather

GHeather Report 12 Jun 2013 22:36

I read a book about Thomas Crapper, very interesting!

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 12 Jun 2013 23:21

is it permissable to say ballcock on here ;-)