The most overlooked and underappreciated "thing".

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PostSun Oct 13, 2013 5:36 am » by Domeika


The most overlooked and underappreciated "thing" that changed the world.

So what is it?

It is a tangible thing, not a person, idea, system, or other abstract notion but a real thing that was invented in the late 1800's.

It didn't get much use for a few decades actually, but when it did, the speed of manufacturing and the reliable precision produced was incredible and it has grown to touch every single product produced today in one way or another.

Either the products are directly produced using it, or the machinery that produces the product had some if not all of its contituent parts manufactured using this "thing" in their manufacture.

And no, it's not electricity. As I said, it's a tangible solid thing.

Hint.... it's name consists of two words, and it's invention was pretty sweet. :dancing:

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PostSun Oct 13, 2013 5:55 am » by Skydog


Printing press?

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PostSun Oct 13, 2013 5:57 am » by Skydog


sugar coated printing press?

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PostSun Oct 13, 2013 6:00 am » by The57ironman


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A patent on ball bearings, reportedly the first, was awarded to Jules Suriray, a Parisian bicycle mechanic, on 3 August 1869.




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PostSun Oct 13, 2013 6:04 am » by The57ironman


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Skydog wrote:Printing press?




The world's first movable type printing technology was invented and developed in China by the Han Chinese printer Bi Sheng between the years 1041 and 1048. In Korea, the movable metal type printing technique was invented in the early thirteenth century during the Goryeo Dynasty. In the West, the invention of an improved movable type mechanical printing technology in Europe is credited to the German printer Johannes Gutenberg in 1450.
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PostSun Oct 13, 2013 6:08 am » by Skydog


Smartarse.

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PostSun Oct 13, 2013 6:22 am » by Skydog


could it be something that refines sugar or presses it into a cube?i think the clue is there..im a little to thick to see it.

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PostSun Oct 13, 2013 6:28 am » by Skydog


Gum tree?
scratch that.it wasnt invented.As far as i know!

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PostSun Oct 13, 2013 6:43 am » by Skydog


My last try.sweet plastic? :flop:
give up.

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PostSun Oct 13, 2013 6:56 am » by Domeika


Skydog wrote:My last try.sweet plastic? :flop:
give up.


Nope


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