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Famous Scot 1 Robert Thomson
Robert William Thomson (baptised 26 July 1822 – 8 March 1873),
Stonehaven, Scotland, was the original inventor of the pneumatic tyre in 1846. His tyre consisted of a hollow belt of India-rubber inflated with air so that the wheels presented "a cushion of air to the ground, rail or track on which they run". Thomson's "Aerial Wheels". He also invented the self filling fountain pen, ribbon saw, plus many more. John Boyd Dunlop patent in 1888 was deemed invalid.
Famous Scot 2 James Blyth
Professor James Blyth MA, LLD, FRSE (4 April 1839 – 15 May 1906),
was a Scottish electrical engineer and academic at Anderson's College, now the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow. He was a pioneer in the field of electricity generation through wind power and his wind turbine, which was used to light his holiday home in Marykirk, was the world's first-known structure by which electricity was generated from wind power.
Famous Scot 3 Alexander Fleming
Sir Alexander Fleming, , FRSE, FRS, FRCS(Eng) (6 August 1881 – 11 March 1955)
was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy. His best-known discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the antibiotic substance penicillin from the mould Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Howard Florey (Australian) and Ernst Boris Chain (German).
Famous Scot 4 John Baird
John Logie Baird FRSE (14 August 1888 – 14 June 1946)
was a Scottish engineer from Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, innovator and inventor of the world's first television; the first publicly demonstrated colour television system; and the first purely electronic color television picture tube. Baird's early technological successes and his role in the practical introduction of broadcast television for home entertainment have earned him a prominent place in television's history.
Famous Scot 5 Kirkpatrick Macmillan
Kirkpatrick Macmillan ( 2nd September 1812 1st January 1878)
in Keir Mill, Thornhill, Scotland, who, in 1837, built a "dandy" horse—a kind of bicycle on which the rider pushes himself along with his feet. In 1839 Macmillan had applied a crank to his machine, making the world's first pedal cycle. The machine also included a wooden frame and iron-tired wheels. Macmillan's invention was never patented, An accident in Glasgow in 1842 with a young girl where police were involved, at court he was fined 5 shillings, Court records recorded the vehicle as a Velocipede with crank. For many years his invention was credited to, Gavin Dalzell.
Famous Scot 6 Graeme Devine
was born in 1966 in Glasgow, Scotland is a computer game designer and programmer who co-founded Trilobyte, created bestselling games The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour, the Lead Designer position for Halo Wars, a Real-time strategy game for the Xbox 360. In February 2008 Devine was named one of the Top 100 Developers in the Video game Industry.
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