One of the things I most loved about living in London is the constant interaction with history. Plaques placed on buildings proclaim famous persons domiciles, and places where things were invented.
In honor of this, I have started a new category for lovers of Regency to highlight science and invention during the Georgian, Regency, and Victorian eras. Here is this week’s batch:
*In 1810 British merchant Peter Durand patented the tin can, revolutionizing food preservation. This was followed by the first English commercial canning factoiry in 1813.
*In 1813 William Horrocks’ invention of the variable speed batton improved Edmund Cartwright’s 1785 patent of the power loom, increasing its viability for use in textile factories.
*In 1816 Paris physician REne Laennec invented the stethoscope to aide his work with diseases of the chest.