Lists of British inventions

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List of British inventions may be referring to:

The following is a list of inventions or discoveries generally believed to be British:

Top 10[edit]

According to a survey of consumers, the Top 10 British inventions are:[1]

  1. Telephone
  2. Television
  3. Jet engine
  4. Steam engine
  5. Light bulb
  6. Electric motor
  7. Cats eyes
  8. Bicycle
  9. ATM/cashpoint machine
  10. Hypodermic syringe

Agriculture[edit]

Clock making[edit]

Clothing manufacturing[edit]

Communications[edit]

Computing[edit]

Criminology[edit]

Cryptography[edit]

Engineering[edit]

Household appliances[edit]

Ideas, Religion and Ethics[edit]

Industrial processes[edit]

Medicine[edit]

Military[edit]

Mining[edit]

Musical instruments[edit]

Photography[edit]

Publishing firsts[edit]

  • Oldest publisher and printer in the world (having been operating continuously since 1584): Cambridge University Press
  • first book printed in English: "The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye" by Englishman William Caxton in 1475

Science[edit]

Astronomy[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

Sport[edit]

Transport[edit]

Aviation[edit]

Railways[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

Other railway developments[edit]

Roads[edit]

Sea[edit]

Publishing firsts[edit]

his ideas survive in the terms nervous energy and neuroses (a word that Cullen coined).[172]

Scientific innovations[edit]

Medical innovations[edit]

Household innovations[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

See also[edit]

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