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JustJohn Report 14 Jun 2013 07:38

Madejski - a popular name for a football stadium :-)


JustJohn Report 14 Jun 2013 07:19

Lea & Perrins. William Perrins is on my tree ( a cousin Anne Perrins married into my family in 1839). William was a grocer in Chaddesly Corbett (from memory) who teamed up with a chemist called Lea in city of Worcester to make their spicy and exotic sauce. Which I love :-D


CupCakes Report 14 Jun 2013 05:40

Regardless of the make, a vacuum cleaner was commonly known as a Hoover

William Henry Hoover founder of the Hoover company

Now a days a popular name for a vacuum clean is a Dyson named after the inventor James Dyson


Mauatthecoast Report 13 Jun 2013 15:40

Louis Pasteur, a French chemist and biologist who proved the germ theory of disease and invented the process of .........pasteurisation.

Ken Wood..........electrical appliances :-D.....true


KenSE Report 13 Jun 2013 14:44

Cerenkov - a type of radiation
Higgs - a boson
Van Allen - a belt
Oort - a cloud
Schwarzchild - a radius


Wend Report 13 Jun 2013 13:46

Green's Sponge Mix - invented by Horace J. Green (one of my husband's ancestors.)


GHeather Report 13 Jun 2013 12:49

Very interesting, I didn't know there were soooooooooooooooo many!!! :-D Thanks also to: TheBlack Knight, a long list, brill! :-D


Sue Report 13 Jun 2013 12:47

Anna Pavlova

that georgous desert


GHeather Report 13 Jun 2013 12:41

So, quite a few then! :-D


TheBlackKnight Report 13 Jun 2013 12:23

Windsor knot – Edward VII of the United Kingdom


Sue Report 13 Jun 2013 12:13

Levi Strauss - jeans


Doc Martens shoes


Bobtanian Report 13 Jun 2013 11:28


onetime luxury motor car

Colt -Revolver

Leclanche' cell..........early battery


BarneyKent Report 13 Jun 2013 09:55

Barber-Greene. Its a machine which is used in the civil engineering industry to remove and lay asphalt and tarmac.


TheBlackKnight Report 13 Jun 2013 09:27

Appertization – Nicolas Appert
Aldis lamp – Arthur Cyril Webb Aldis [1]
Aldrin – Kurt Alder [2]
Alexanderson alternator – Ernst Alexanderson
Archimedes' screw – Archimedes
Anderson shelter – John Anderson, 1st Viscount Waverley [3]
Anderton Shearer Loader – James Anderton [4]
Argand lamp – Aimé Argand [5]
Armstrong's acid – Henry Edward Armstrong[6]
Austenite – William Chandler Roberts-Austen [7]
Armstrong breech-loading gun – William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong
Bailey bridge – Donald Bailey
Barlow lens, Barlow's wheel – Peter Barlow [8]
Bath Oliver – William Oliver
Bakelite – Leo Baekeland
Beaufort scale - Sir Francis Beaufort
Beecham's Pills – Thomas Beecham
Belisha beacon – Leslie Hore-Belisha, 1st Baron Hore-Belisha
Benedict's reagent - Stanley Rossiter Benedict [9]
Benson raft – Simon Benson [10]
Bessemer converter – Henry Bessemer
Billinghurst Requa Battery - William Billinghurst and Josephus Requa
Bird's Custard – Alfred Bird
Biro – László Bíró
Birch Gun - Noel Birch [11]
Blacker Bombard – Stewart Blacker
Bloomers – Amelia Bloomer
Botts' dots – Elbert Dysart Botts
Bowie knife – James Bowie
Bowden cable – Ernest Monnington Bowden
Bowler hat – Thomas and William Bowler
Bradshaw's Railway Guide – George Bradshaw
Brannock Device – Charles F. Brannock
Braille – Louis Braille
Bramah Press – Joseph Bramah
Bourdon gauge – Eugene Bourdon
M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle – John Browning
Büchner flask – Ernst Büchner
Brougham – Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux
Bunsen burner – Robert Bunsen


JustJohn Report 13 Jun 2013 08:56

Duffel - invented the double "l" in Welsh - Llanelli, Llangollen etc. :-)


LadyScozz Report 13 Jun 2013 01:20

Mr MacIntosh (don't remember his first name) invented the waterproof coat.

Joe Pilates.... guess!


AnnCardiff Report 13 Jun 2013 00:01

the sandwich - The Earl of Sandwich


Bobtanian Report 12 Jun 2013 23:52

only if you dont hyphenate it!!


AnnCardiff Report 12 Jun 2013 23:21

is it permissable to say ballcock on here ;-)


GHeather Report 12 Jun 2013 22:36

I read a book about Thomas Crapper, very interesting!