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Inventions (1578 - 1604)


1591 - The flush toilet is invented (Sir John Harington, England)

Harington devised England's first flushing toilet - called the Ajax. It was installed at his manor in Kelston...

The forerunner to the modern flush toilet had a flush valve to let water out of the tank, and a wash-down design to empty the bowl. The term "John", used... Read MORE...

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1592 - The thermometer is invented (Galileo, Italy)

"The first thermometer was constructed by Galileo. It consisted of a small glass globe fitted with a long tube. The open end of the tube was inserted in water, and the globe was heated until some of the air was expelled from it. When it was allowed to cool, the pressure of... Read MORE...

Principles of Physics:Designed for Use as a Textbook of General Physics, William Francis Magie, 1911 -