ⓘ Category:Industrial history

Antique tool

Although an antique tool might be said to be one that is more than a hundred years old, the term is often used to describe any old tool of quality that might be deemed collectable. The use of tools is one of the primary means by which humans are distinguished from other animals. Tools are the parents of all other antiques. Most man-made objects were made and great effort goes into the creation of newer and better tools to solve the production problems of today. The study of antique tools provides a glimpse of human development and cultural preferences history. The creation of a tool often ...

Architectural ironmongery

Architectural ironmongery or architectural hardware is a term used for the manufacture and wholesale distribution of items made from iron, steel, brass, aluminium or other metals, including plastics, for use in all types of buildings. Architectural ironmongery includes door handles, closers, locks, cylinder pulls and hinges, window fittings, cupboard fittings, iron railings, handrails, balustrades, switches and sockets. The term is sometimes used to distinguish between these items and retail of consumer goods sold in ironmongers shops or hardware stores.

Fay automatic lathe

The Fay automatic lathe was an automatic lathe tailored to cutting workpieces that were mounted on centers. It could also do chucking work. Examples of workpieces included automotive steering knuckles and transmission gears, and such work done on mandrels as flanges, disks, and hubs. The machine tool was developed by F.C. Fay of Philadelphia and improved by Otto A. Schaum. It was originally manufactured by the Fay & Scott Machine Shop. James Hartness acquired manufacturing rights on behalf of the Jones & Lamson Machine Company and manufactured an improved version, developed under the manag ...

Forsby-Koping limestone cableway

The Forsby-Koping limestone cableway, commonly referred to in Swedish as Kalklinbanan, was a 42 km aerial tramway running from Forsby in Vingåker municipality to industrial town Koping in central Sweden. Its final destination is the factory at the port of Koping, where cement was manufactured until 1978, and later various limestone derivatives. The cableway was Europes longest at the time of construction. It was later superseded by a handful of longer cableways, notably the Norsjo aerial tramway, all of which were demolished during the 1960s–1980s. It was taken out of service in 1997 but k ...

History of coal mining

The history of coal mining goes back thousands of years. It became important in the Industrial Revolution of the 19th and 20th centuries, when it was primarily used to power steam engines, heat buildings and generate electricity. Coal mining continues as an important economic activity today. Compared to wood fuels, coal yields a higher amount of energy per mass and can often be obtained in areas where wood is not readily available. Though it was used historically as a domestic fuel, coal is now used mostly in industry, especially in smelting and alloy production as well as electricity gene ...


ⓘ Industrial history

  • The Industrial Revolution, now also known as the First Industrial Revolution, was the transition to new manufacturing processes in Europe and the United
  • The technological and industrial history of China is extremely varied, and extensive. China s industrial sector has shown great progress using most of
  • Social History and Industrial Classification SHIC is a classification system used by many British museums for social history and industrial collections
  • The technological and industrial history of the United States describes the United States emergence as one of the most technologically advanced nations
  • planning and other specialties, in order to piece together the history of past industrial activities. The scientific interpretation of material evidence
  • labeling History of agricultural machinery History of assembly lines History of the bessemer process History of heavy equipment History of industrial robots
  • Industrial music is a genre of music that draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes. AllMusic defines industrial music as the most
  • the industrial history and market them as visitor attractions in the leisure and tourism industry. The concept of using a European Route of Industrial Heritage
  • Industrial design is a process of design applied to products that are to be manufactured through techniques of mass production. Its key characteristic
  • Industrial engineering is an engineering profession that is concerned with the optimization of complex processes, systems, or organizations by developing
  • In economics, industrial organization or industrial economy is a field that builds on the theory of the firm by examining the structure of and, therefore
  • The technological and industrial history of Canada encompasses the country s development in the areas of transportation, communication, energy, materials