Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this – no dog exchanges bones with another.Adam Smith (1723-1790)
The First Railways
There was a time where steam engines were invented. In the year 1804 Richard Trevithick invented the first steam engine but it was dangerous when a person didn’t pay attention.
George Stephenson was an autodidact. He was born in the year 1781. At the age of 19, he taught himself to read and write. He designed his first locomotive in 1814 and called it ‘Blücher’. He designed it for his work in the mines. It carried coal from one end to another and he built it so that the children hadn’t have to carry. He was given the task to build the railway from Stockton to Darlington (ca. 26 Km). This was financed by the parliament. The same year, the railways were ready to use. In the year 1829, he designed the fastest locomotive at that time and called it the ‘rocket’. It went 46 Km/h. The railways developed over the following years.
British Industrial Revolution
The British Industrial Revolution (1760 – 1860) was the first Industrial Revolution. James Watt invented the Steam Engine but before the steam Engine James Hargreaves developed the spinning Jenny and that’s where it all started. Slowly people invented new inventions or developed the old machines. The Steam Engine is the greatest invention in the first Industrial Revolution because people could now transport coal fast than ever before. It is said that the Industrial Revolution started with the Steam Engine even though the spinning jenny was the first invention. After the British Industrial Revolution started the American Industrial Revolution.
Big Ben referred also as Elizabeth Tower is stated in Westminster, London. Big Ben is just a nickname for Great Bell of a clock. The Elizabeth Tower was Named in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in her Diamond Jubilee year. Charles Barry was Architect who Built the Big Ben after it was destroyed by fire on the night of 16 Oct 1834 and it was called as the Old Palace of Westminster. The design is also known as the Charles Barry’s design.