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Inventors Historical Inventions: U To V

The Chinese invented the umbrella by waxing their made-for-the-sun paper parasols, to create rain protection. More recent umbrella developments are discussed.

Vaccination Needle
Benjamin Rubin invented the "Pronged Vaccinating and Testing Needle."

Vacuum Cleaner
The history of the vacuum cleaner.

Vacuum Packed Canning
Amanda Jones re-invented American food production by inventing vacuum packed canning.

Vacuum Tubes
The complex history behind the electron or vacuum tube.

Mother Nature could not have made it better herself.

Vending Machines
The first commercial coin-operated vending machine was introduced in London in the early 1880s; it dispensed post cards.

Venetian Blinds
The history behind venetian blinds.

Viagra - The Patenting of an Aphrodisiac
To the researchers of Viagra - life might seem cruel.

Video Recorders/Video Tape/Video Camera
The history of the first practical videotape recorder (VTR) - audio and video magnetic recording history - video cameras.

Video Games
The history of video games is interesting even if you have never touched a joystick.

VisiCalc, the first computer spreadsheet program, was released to the public in 1979.

Vitamins (Discovery or Synthesized and Production Methods)
The history of vitamins.

Waldo Semon invented a way to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC) useful - the history of vinyl.

Volleyball was invented by William Morgan in 1895.

Voting Machines
The history of voting machines - paper ballots - mechanical lever machines - punch cards - optical scan - direct recording electronic.

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