Roots blower

1860 Roots blower

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Philander Roots, Francis Marion Roots mechanics Roots blower

Roots blower

Legend of origin


A catalog should be written on accidental discoveries in science, which would include the discoveries of vulcanized rubber, radioactivity, penicillin, Teflon, the microwave oven, Velcro, and CorningWare. But the catalog introduction should emphasize that we know of these accidents only because they occurred in the context of trained people and work environments that were able to take advantage of them.

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