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French Inventions of the Eighteenth Century

Author: Shelby Thomas McCloy
Publisher: [Lexington] University of Kentucky Press [1952]
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The eighteenth century, age of France's leadership in Western civilization, was also the most flourishing period of French inventive genius. Generally obscured by England's great industrial development are the contributions France made in the invention of the balloon, paper-making machines, the steamboat, the semaphore telegraph, gas illumination, the silk loom, the threshing machine, the fountain pen, and even the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCloy, Shelby Thomas, 1898-
French inventions of the eighteenth century.
[Lexington] University of Kentucky Press [1952]
(DLC) 52005903
(OCoLC)560969
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shelby Thomas McCloy
ISBN: 9780813163970 0813163978
OCLC Number: 900345254
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents: The balloon --
Steam transportation --
The telegraph --
Lighting --
Papermaking --
Chemical inventions --
Textiles --
Automata --
Other mechanical devices --
Military inventions --
Medicine and surgery --
Patents and encouragement.
Responsibility: by Shelby T. McCloy.

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The eighteenth century, age of France's leadership in Western civilization, was also the most flourishing period of French inventive genius. Generally obscured by England's great industrial development are the contributions France made in the invention of the balloon, paper-making machines, the steamboat, the semaphore telegraph, gas illumination, the silk loom, the threshing machine, the fountain pen, and even the common graphite pencil. Shelby T. McCloy believes that these and many other inventions which have greatly influenced technological progress made prerevolutionary France the rival, i.

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