Below is a list of some famous inventors and creations proudly produced from Sheffield.
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2. Armour plated vessels.
Industrialist, John Brown, born in Sheffield 1816, became known as the Father of the South Yorkshire Iron Trade. By inspecting an armoured French ship, La Gloire, Brown determined that rolled armour plating could be used instead of the ship’s hammered plating.
3. Stainless steel.
Harry Brearley, born in Sheffield 1871, is credited with the invention of ‘rustless steel’, which would later become known as ‘stainless steel’.
4. Prosthetic eyes, nose and ears.
3D printed medical prosthetics are the innovative solution to the problem of making soft tissue prostheses and was developed by Fripp Design and Research and the University of Sheffield with support from the Wellcome Trust.
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