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Walkie Talkie
History and information on the walkie talkie radio.

The history of the Sony Walkman.

Washing Machines
The earliest washing "machine" - the scrub board - was invented in 1797.

The invention of the quartz watch, mechanical clocks, timekeeping devices and time measurement.

Water Based Fuels
Rudolf Gunnerman invented water based fuels.

Water Fountain - Water Cooler
The modern drinking fountain was invented and then manufactured in the early 1900s.

Water Frames
It was the first powered textile machine and enabled the move away from small home manufacturing towards factory production.

Water Heaters
Edwin Ruud invented the automatic storage water heater in 1889.

Water Mills
The history and workings of water mills, windmills, paper mills and other types of mills.

Water Wheel
The water wheel is an ancient device that uses flowing or falling water to create power by means of a set of paddles mounted around a wheel.

Waterskiing was invented in 1922 by Ralph Samuelson, an eighteen-year-old from Minnesota. Samuelson proposed the idea that if you could ski on snow, then you could ski on water.

Norm Larsen invented WD-40 in 1953.

Weather Instruments
The history and patents behind different weather measuring instruments.

The history of WebTV.

Welding Tools and Welding History
In 1885, Nikolai Benardos and Stanislav Olszewski were granted a patent for an electric arc welder with a carbon electrode called the Electrogefest. Benardos and Olszewski are considered the fathers of welding apparatus.

Everyone kept asking me who invented the wheel; here is the answer.

Chuko Liang of China is considered to be the creator of the wheelbarrow.

In 1932, Harry Jennings built the first folding, tubular-steel wheelchair.

The history of hats and wigs.

Information on the history and workings of water mills, windmills, paper mills and other types of mills.

The history of Microsoft's graphical user interface for personal computers.

Windshield Wipers
Mary Anderson invented windshield wipers. The history of cars.

Windsurfing or boardsailing is a sport that combines sailing and surfing and uses a one person craft called a sailboard.

Bette Nesmith Graham invented white-out.

Word Processing
The origins of word processing programs - from a rising WordStar.

Wrenches - Monkey - Ratchetless
Solymon Merrick patented the first wrench in 1835.

KK Gregory is the ten-year-old inventor of Wristies.

Writing Instruments
The history of pens and other writing instruments.

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