The Inventive Scots – poster - Indy Prints by Stewart Bremner

The Inventive Scots – poster

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For a tiny wee nation on the edge of Europe, Scotland has had an unexpectedly large influence on the world since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. This print collects 40 inventions and discoveries made by Scots and people living in Scotland.

c14th Golf – Unknown • 1614 Logarithims – John Napier1694 Bank Of England – William Paterson1750 Discovering the properties of Carbon dioxide – Joseph Black1775 S-Trap (first modern toilet) – Alexander Cumming1776 Modern economics – Adam Smith1777 Grand piano – John Broadwood1779 Modern swing plough – James Small1781 Steam engine – James Watt1785 Geology (shown: the Hutton Section in Holyrood Park) – James Hutton1786 Statistical line charts, bar charts and pie charts – William Playfair1816 Macadam road – John Loudon McAdam1817 Kaleidoscope – David Brewster1824 Mackintosh raincoat – Charles Macintosh1827 Screw propellor – Robert Wilson1831 Identifying the nucleus in living cells – Robert Brown1839 Digestive biscuit – Alexander Grant1841 Electric Clock – Alexander Bain1847 Pioneering the use of surgical anaesthesia with chloroform – James Young Simpson1848 Determining the value of absolute zero – William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin*1853 Hypodermic syringe – Alexander Wood1861 Colour photography (shown: the first colour photograph) – James Clerk Maxwell1861 Theory of electromagnetism – James Clerk Maxwell1864 Devising the diagrammatic system of representing chemical bonds – Alexander Crum Brown1869 Pedal bike – Kirkpatrick Macmillan & Thomas McCall1876 Telephone (shown: Bell's first phone) – Alexander Graham Bell1880 Development of criminal fingerprinting – Henry Faulds1887 Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle1888 Horsehead Nebula – Williamina Fleming1888 Pneumatic tyre – Robert William Thomson & John Boyd Dunlop • 1892 Vacuum flask – James Dewar1893 Toaster – Alan MacMasters1920 Peter Pan – J M Barrie • 1922 BBC (shown: their motto) – John Reith1926 Television (shown: Baird's Televisor) – John Logie Baird1928 Penicillin – Alexander Fleming1935 Pioneer in development of radar – Robert Watson-Watt1980 Development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scanner – John Mallard1996 The first cloned mammal (Dolly the Sheep) – Ian Wilmut* & Keith Campbell*1998 Pelamis wave energy device – Richard Yemm.
* working in Scotland

  • Paper size A3, 420x297mm
  • 350gsm smooth white board
  • Digitally printed in Scotland