I was born in England, which is part of the United Kingdom. I like vintage tools "Made in England" if possible. This can be quite difficult in a global world.
I am particularly fond of old tools. Brands like Stanley, Record, Whitehouse, Gilpin, Geo Richards & Co etc.
 
 
A few British inventions.
 
Carbon fibre 
 
Telephone
 
Television
 
Stainless steel
 
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Jet engine
 
Cement
 
Electric motor
 
Computer
 
Now think of the benefit to the entire world. 
 
Hawkins
 
Newton
 
Darwin
 
Faraday
 
Turing

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