Inventing the 19th Century: The Great Age of Victorian Inventions

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British Library, 2001 - Inventions - 218 pages
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Inventing the 19th Century chronicles a period of enormous technological change by examining the history of the 100 most important inventions of the 19th century. Using illustrations of the original patent drawings from the British Library's collections, Stephen van Dulken paints a vivid picture of the Victorian Age, highlighting inventions from the ground-breaking - such as aspirin, and the telephone - to the everyday - like denim jeans and tiddlywinks. An entertaining and informative volume for anyone interested in design technology and engineering.

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