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Scientific Inventions and Discoveries R. & J. Hill Tobacco - 1929
Notes: Cards are approximately 1-3/8" x 2-5/8", and were issued in three variations: with either full-colour or black and white portraits on card fronts, descriptive text on card backs; and an oversized colour version. Hill re-issued part of the set (20 cards) with plain backs in 1934. Thanks to Maple Leaf Collectibles for the checklist!
No. Title Invention 1 Hydrogen Gas Balloon Prof. Charles 2 Britannia Turbular Bridge Robert Stephenson 3 Telescope H. Lippershey 4 Finsen Lamp Professor Finsen 5 Mono Rail Mr. Louis Brennan, C.B. 6 110 Ton Gun Sir W.G. Armstrong 7 Armature Sir W. Siemens 8 Wireless Telegraphy Chev. G. Marconi 9 First Locomotive Engine George Stephenson 10 Maxim Gun Sir Hiram Maxim 11 Barometer Evang. Torricelli 12 Patent Standard Compass Lord Kelvin 13 Phonograph Thomas A. Edison 14 Lightning Conductor Benjamin Franklin 15 Safety Lamps Sir. H. Davy 16 Reaping Machine McCormick 17 Air Ship M. Santos Dumont 18 Electric Telegraph S.F.B. Morse 19 Liquid Air Sir James Dewar 20 Radium M. Curie 21 Linotype Mergenthaler 22 Aeroplane Orville & Wilbur Wright 23 Pile Battery A. Volta 24 Television J. L. Baird 25 Telephone A.G. Bell 26 X-Ray Photography Prof. Röntgen 27 Photographic Camera L.J.M. Daguerre 28 Pendulum Galileo 29 Steam Hammer James Nasmyth 30 Aeroplane Gun for Firing Through Propeller G. Constantinesco 31 Sewing Machine Elias Howe 32 Printing Press Caxton 33 Steam Turbine Sir Charles Parsons 34 Tunnelling Shield J.H. Greathead 35 Slotted Aeroplane Wing F. Handley Page©2003 Maple Leaf Collectibles, Jeff Allender. Comments, updates, & corrections are welcomed!