scottish inventor

  • James Watt

    James Watt
    Was a mechanical engineer, born in Greenock, Scotland. The improvements he made to the Newcomen machine gave rise to what is known as the steam engine, which would be essential in the development of the first Indian Revolution.
    Tha is to say, he improved the design of the steam engine. Watt's steam engine made the power supply more efficient and reliable than ever before. This was essential to start the Industrial Revolution.
  • James Chalmers

    James Chalmers
    James Chalmers was born on February 2, 1782
    and died on August 26, 1853, was the inventor of adhesive postage stamps.
    He trained as a weaver before moving to Dundee in 1809 on his brother's recommendation. He established himself as a bookseller, printer and newspaper publisher in Castle Street. He is known to have been the editor of "The Caledonian" as early as 1822. He later served as Alderman for Burgh and became coordinator of Nine Incorporated Trades.
  • Kirkpatrick Macmillan

    Kirkpatrick Macmillan
    Kirkpatrick Macmillan (September 2, 1812 – January 26, 1878) was a Scottish blacksmith. He is generally credited with inventing the pedal bicycle.
    Based on research by his relative James Johnston in the 1890s, Macmillan was the first to invent the pedal bicycle.
  • John Boyd Dunlop

    John Boyd Dunlop
    Was a Scottish veterinarian who reinvented the tube tire, invented the first inner tube tire, he watched his son ride a tricycle on rough pavement. This was equipped with hard rubber tires, which prevented pick up speed and made driving uncomfortable. He founded the company that bears his last name, currently Dunlop Tyres. He was born on a farm in Dreghorn, North Ayrshire, and qualified as a vet at Edinburgh Veterinary College at just 19 years old.
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell
    Alexander Graham Bell was a British naturalized American scientist, inventor, and speech therapist and contributed to the development of telecommunications. He was born in Edinburgh but moved with his family to North America in 1870. He was interested in science hearing because both his mother and his wife were deaf, because that, then he experimented with new inventions to help the deaf and through this work, he invented the telephone in 1876.
  • Sir Alexander Fleming

    Sir Alexander Fleming
    Alexander Fleming was a British physician and scientist famous for being the discoverer of penicillin.
    He was born in Ayrshire, After the university he being in the war and seeing what was happening I was desperate to find a way to kill the bacteria that made everyone sick.
    In August 1928, he forgot to sterilize his equipment. About his return, the equipment had mold, but no bacteria.
    Some kind of fungus in the mold killed the bacteria.
    Fleming called it penicillin.
  • John Logie Baird

    John Logie Baird
    John Logie Baird (Helensburgh, Scotland, August 13, 1888 - Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England, June 14, 1946) was a Scottish inventor, electrical engineer and innovator. He is recognized as the inventor of electromechanical television1 and on January 26, 1926, he made the first demonstration of the television system in the world. 2 He invented in 1940 the field sequential trichromatic system (known as STSC), a system for transmitting color television around the world.