Friday, December 30, 2011

Scottish Inventors Inventions 2011

Scotland is a country steeped in history.

Inventions Scotland has been at the forefront of many of the world's Cool Inventions and moments of true inspiration.

James Watt most notably was a mechanical engineer who's improvements to the steam engine where fundamental in driving forward the industrial revolution.

John Logie Baird pioneered the invention of the first working television.

This one of the Famous Inventions that would truly revolutionize the world in ways that even such great minds could not have possibly comprehended at the time. Another invention that would change the world was the telephone created by Alexander Graham Bell.

Finally, the next time you go to that 'hole in the wall' to withdraw cash, check your balance or top up your mobile why not spare a moment's thought to the inventor behind the automated teller machine AKA the ATM.

Scottish inventor John Shepherd-Barron was credited with inventing the world's first ATM machine in the 1960s where a branch of Barclays in London first installed the machine.

Using the idea of a chocolate bar dispenser as the catalyst for his creation, Shepherd-Barron went on to create the monetary equivalent that was first operated using chemically coded cheques.

Nowadays ATM software is a multi-billion pound industry that extends right across the globe.

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