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Which company invented the coffee vending machine?
Manning & Lewis
Bert Mills Corporation
The machine was invented in the United States by the Rudd-Melikian company in 1947, debuting as the "Kwik Kafe". Several U.S. companies also began manufacturing the machines in 1947, and by 1955 over 60,000 existed in the U.S. Today, coffee vending machines exist in various areas of the world, and are very common in Japan.
What is the Hero's engine?
A hot air balloon
An aeolipile (or aeolipyle, or eolipile), also known as a Hero's engine, is a simple bladeless radial steam turbine which spins when the central water container is heated. In the 1st century AD, Hero of Alexandria described the device in Roman Egypt, and many sources give him the credit for its invention.
When was the lawnmower invented by Edwin Beard Budding?
Budding's mower was designed primarily to cut the lawn on sports grounds and extensive gardens and was granted a British patent on 31 August 1830. It took ten more years and further innovations to create a machine that could be worked by animals, and sixty years before a steam-powered lawn mower was built.
When Joseph-Louis Lambot used reinforced concrete for the first time?
In 1841 he started constructing water tanks using cement mortar and iron reinforcement. In 1848 he constructed his first boat using the same system which was later presented at the 1855 World's Fair in Paris.
Where was the first steam powered vehicle constructed?
In about 1769 in France, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot constructed the first full-scale, self-propelled, tricycle a steam-powered mechanical vehicle,. He also constructed two steam tractors for the French Army, one of which is preserved in the French National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts. His inventions were, however, handicapped by problems with water supply and maintaining steam pressure.
Who invented the spectroscope?
Joseph van Fraunhofer
Joseph Ritter von Fraunhofer was a Bavarian physicist and optical lens manufacturer. He made optical glass and achromatic telescope objective lenses, invented the spectroscope, and developed diffraction grating.
Who invented a first detachable tire in 1891?
J. B. Dunlop
Robert William Thomson
In 1891 Édouard Michelin and his brother Andre, he improved greatly on the design of the pneumatic tyre for bicycles, making tyres easier to change and repair. Michelin quickly adapted his inflatable tyres for use on motor vehicles, of which France was becoming the world's leading producer. Success came rapidly, and already in 1896 approximately 300 Paris taxis were running on Michelin pneumatic tyres.
Who constructed the first radio receiver?
Alexander Graham Bell
Marconi was credited to be the first radio constructor, but in 1943 the US Supreme Court has granted patent rights to Tesla patent. Marconi admitted he was using Tesla's work in his construction.
The Claw of Archimedes was used as ...
weapon that protected Syracuse
Archimedes devised defensive devices to counter the Roman efforts including a huge crane operated hook – the Claw of Archimedes – that was used to lift the enemy ships out of the sea before dropping them to their doom.
How long does patent protection last?
A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention. Patent protection is granted for a limited period, generally 20 years from the filing date of the application.