A Short History of The Hydraulic Jack

The floor Jack is one of the most useful tools to lift heavy objects, and it has had a very long
and fascinating history. Most commonly we use this nifty device to lift vehicles. If you have ever
needed to lift your car to change a flat tire using a screw jack, you would appreciate the amount of
effort it takes. While the hydraulic jacks commonly employed in shops, do the same job seemingly
effortlessly. So where did this nifty item originate?

The origin of the Hydraulic Jack

The History of the Miter Saw

Prior to the invention of the Miter Saw, the idea of cutting wood wasn’t unheard of. The hand saw was the predecessor to the miter saw. Instead of using electricity, the carpenter would use the strength of his arm and the saw to cut through the material. This proved to be strenuous work, and would often cause exhaustion or potential damage to the user over time.

Making Ancient Greek History Cool – Why I Can’t Wait to See 300: Rise of an Empire

As the release date draws closer, we are getting more and more information about the upcoming prequel to 2007 film 300, 300: Rise of an Empire. Recently movie posters have been released along with the film’s website, hopefully a trailer will soon follow. And I admit, I can’t wait to see a second instalment of the film that takes ancient Greek history and makes it more awesome than it already is.

ANZAC Biscuits: A Delicious Engagement with the Past

Today is ANZAC Day, another Australian commemoration day that I take a while to get my head round and can find no British equivalent for. For the non-antipodeans out there, in brief, ANZAC Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during WWI.

Emily Davison; One Hundred Years Later Why Does She Matter?

Becky Meadows-Smith - This week, the 4th of June, commemorated the 100th anniversary of the day Emily Wilding Davison threw herself in front of the King’s horse at the Epsom derby in 1913 in the name of the Suffragette movement. The actions of Emily Davison, have been viewed as one of the most controversial and shocking events in the battle for universal suffrage. On her death, four days later, Davison was granted martyr status and has since been remembered as one of the most influential women associated with the fight for votes, bar the Pankhursts.

Canberra: A Constructed History in City Form

Canberra is the result of an idea, the idea that a city could be built to reflect the values and aspirations of the new nation. This planned city was to be a place for all Australians. Here the shape of the city would embody the ideals of the nation.

- ‘The Ideal City’, National Capital Exhibition, Canberra.

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