Industry and Innovation: The Technological Revolution in the Lea Valley

Industry and Innovation: The Technological Revolution in the Lea Valley

by Jim Lewis

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Industry and Innovation: The Technological Revolution in the Lea Valley by Jim Lewis

This investigation looks at the wealth of inventions that sprang from the Lea Valley and the growth of many major businesses in the region. Among the many colorful stories and characters are Charles Babbage, the Victorian “inventor of the computer,” the electric light bulbs produced at the Ediswan factory, the world-famous Gestetner copying machines, and the opening of the first Thermos manufacturing facility that opened in Tottenham in 1908.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781907471025
Publisher: Libri Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: Lea Valley Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Jim Lewis is a consultant to Terry Farrell & Partners on the historical development of London’s Lea Valley and a tutor at the Workers’ Educational Association teaching industrial history. He is the author of London’s Lea Valley: Britain’s Best Kept Secret and London’s Lea Valley: More Secrets Revealed.

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