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British Inventions A-Z
The following British inventions are defined as having been made in the United Kingdom or made by a person of British citizenship. We are placing together inventors of English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh origins (pardon to those of you belonging to separatists movements.) It should also be noted that the British inventions named will include inventions that have been invented in other nations i.e. computers, cars, or steam power and are not necessarily exclusives or firsts. This list is far from complete (suggestions welcome).
A
Anemometer - Robert Hooke
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B
Disc Brakes - Frederick William Lanchester

C
Tin Can - Peter Durand
Cat Eyes - Percy Shaw
Portland Cement - Joseph Aspdin
Cordite - Sir James Dewar, Sir Frederick Abel
Corkscrews - H.S. Heeley
Crossword Puzzles - Arthur Wynne

D
Depth Charges Diving Equipment/Scuba Gear - John Smeaton, William James, Henry Fleuss
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E
EKG (Underlying Principles) - Various
Electric Motor - Michael Faraday
Electromagnet - William Sturgeon

F
Fax Machine - Alexander Bain

G
Gas Mask -John Tyndall and others
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H
Dew-point Hygrometer - John Frederic Daniell Holography - Dennis Gábor

I-K
Internal Combustion Engine - Samuel Brown
Jet Engines - Sir Frank Whittle
Kelvin Scale - Lord William Thomson Kelvin
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L
Metal Lathe - Henry Maudslay invented the first in 1797.
Lawn Mower - Edwin Beard Budding
Lightbulbs - Humphry Davy, Sir Joseph Wilson Swan, James Bowman Lindsay
Locomotive - Richard Trevithick
Power Loom - Edmund Cartwright

M
Little Nipper Mousetrap - James Henry Atkinson
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P-Q
Penicillin - Alexander Fleming
Penny Farthing - James Starley
Periodic Table - John Newlands
Periscope - Sir Howard Grubb
Polyester
- John Rex Whinfield and James Tennant Dickson
Puckle Gun - John Puckle
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R
Radar Locating of Aircraft - Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt
Radio (Underlying Principles) - James Clerk Maxwell
Rubber Bands - Stephen Perry
Rubber Masticator - Thomas Hancock

S
Seed Drill - Jethro Tull
Seismometer - James Forbes
Seismograph - John Milne, Sir James Alfred Ewing, Thomas Gray
Sewing Machines - Thomas Saint
Shrapnel - Henry Shrapnel
Steam Engine - Thomas Savery, Thomas Newcomen, James Watt
Steel Production - Sir Henry Bessemer
Submarine - William Bourne
Spinning Jenny - James Hargreaves
Spinning Frame - Richard Arkwright
Spinning Mule
- Samuel Crompton

T
Television - John Logie Baird
Thermos - Sir James Dewar
Toilet Paper - British Perforated Paper Company
Torpedo - Robert Whitehead 1866 
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U-V
Umbrella (steel-ribbed) - Samuel Fox
Universal Joint - Robert Hooke (also Iris Diaphragm, Balance Spring)
Vacuum Cleaner - Hubert Cecil Booth
Viagra - Peter Dunn, Albert Wood, Dr Nicholas Terrett

W-Z
Wacky Inventions - Arthur Paul Pedrick
Waterproof Fabric - Charles Macintosh
World Wide Web - Tim Berners-Lee

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