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Top 20 Scottish inventions

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Great inventions by Scottish inventors

Rated 17 points - posted 9 years ago by kris in category People.
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Television Report Abuse
Invented by John Logie Baird in 1922 - hard to imagine life without it!
64 points - added 9 years ago by kris - 3 comments
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that is a good one
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I NEEDED THAT FOR P6 HOMEWORKE THANKS
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thanks i needed that for homework luv ya xx
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Radar Defense System Report Abuse
Sir Robert Watson-Watt
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Penicillin Report Abuse
Discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming in 1928 - thinking about it, I’ve got my priorities wrong by putting this one second to television!
55 points - added 9 years ago by kris - 3 comments
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Penicillin is disgusting my mum says it's like Fungus.
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that is so cool
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Saved more lives than which all the wars ever endured have taken.
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Telephone Report Abuse
Alexander Graham Bell
55 points - added 9 years ago by kris - 1 comment
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Italian Antonio Meucci invented the telephone. Alexander Graham Bell worked at the Patents Office and stole the idea.
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Whisky Report Abuse
39 points - added 9 years ago by kris - 2 comments
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Lol nice. 2nd?
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whisky is amazing lets get drunk
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The Steam Engine Report Abuse
James Watt
38 points - added 9 years ago by kris - 1 comment
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should be higher
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Quinine Report Abuse
George Cleghorn
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Mackintosh Raincoats Report Abuse
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Refrigirators Report Abuse
Invented in 1851 by James Harrison, a Scot who emigrated to Australia
23 points - added 9 years ago by kris - 1 comment
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I need to keep my cake in that
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.Fax Machine Report Abuse
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Microwave Oven Report Abuse
18 points - added 9 years ago by kris - 3 comments
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Very scottish sorry. A direct discovery of harnessing the power from the scottish radar. Robert Watson watt. And both radar and microwave use magnetrons discoverd by Scotsman james clerk maxwell to make heat. So very scottish indeed.
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Not Scottish - sorry - Percy Lebaron Spencer (19 July 1894 – 8 September 1970) was an American engineer and inventor. He became known as the inventor of the microwave oven
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Percy Spencer
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Anaesthetics Report Abuse
First used by Edinburgh Physician James Simpson in the mid 19th Century
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Golf Report Abuse
14 points - added 9 years ago by kris - 1 comment
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st andrews 4 life
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lawn mower Report Abuse
it has saved people from snakes
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GLASGOW KISS xx Report Abuse
head butting should be a sport
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Tubular Steel Report Abuse
Sir William Fairbairn
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Antisepsis Report Abuse
Joseph Lister
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Breech-loading Rifle Report Abuse
Patrick Ferguson
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Pneumatic Tyres Report Abuse
Invented in 1888 by John Boyd Dunlop
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John Boyd Dunlop (5 February 1840 – 23 October 1921) was a Scottish-born and educated inventor and veterinary surgeon who spent most of his career in Ireland. Familiar with making rubber devices, he re-invented pneumatic tyres for his child's tricycle and developed them for use in cycle racing. He sold his rights to the pneumatic tyres to a company he formed with the president of the Irish Cyclists' Association, Harvey Du Cros, for a small cash sum and a small shareholding in their pneumatic tyre business. Dunlop withdrew in 1896. The company that bore his name, Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company, was not incorporated until later using the name well known to the public, but it was Du Cros's creation. Unknown to Dunlop another Scot, Robert William Thomson from Stonehaven, had patented a pneumatic tyre in 1847.
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They're called Dunlop because they were invented by Robert Thomson
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They're called Dunlop Pneumatic Tyres, because they were invented by Dunlop!
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I think you will find it was john Dunlop
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I think you will find that the inventory of the pneumatic tyre was Robert Thompson
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Hollow-pipe Drainage Report Abuse
Sir Hugh Dalrymple
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Percussion Powder Report Abuse
Alexander Forsyth
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Macadamised Roads Report Abuse
John Loudon McAdam
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John Paul Jones, Scotsman founder of US Navy Report Abuse
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jeff Report Abuse
celtic are better
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Ranger football club Report Abuse
It is a very good football team and are good enough to pawn Man U.
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We're back. But the trouble is 90 per cent of our fans who can afford a ticket can't find ibrox
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Rangers fans let their team die, they walked away
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it is a great RFC for the win
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THERE DEAD NOW!!! SING A HAPPY SONG
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Wheres your team now?
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We are the people! Then, now, forever!!
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does not exist anymore
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