I’m taking the time to highlight great men and the inventions/innovations made possible by peoples of European descent. I believe that some remembrance is due as we move into a time of history alteration and erasure. Most of the content written will be gathered and compiled from encyclopedias and other various books on inventors and inventions.
Scientists say that 5% of the earths surface crust consists of iron ore.
The lynchpin to modern iron and in turn steel, was the development of production methods during the industrial revolution. There’s one man standing above others in this area: An English Quaker farmer’s son, Abraham Darby-born in 1678 and passed in 1717. He invented a blast furnace in 1709 that used coke instead of coal to reach the needed temperatures for mass production of cast iron.
By the time Darby’s grandson took the reins of the family business, they had made enough iron to construct the VERY FIRST large-scale human structure to be completely made of iron. That structure is the bridge across the Severn River in Shropshire, England. It was designed by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard(1723-1777), another brilliant Englishman. Their names are smelted and cast in iron for all eternity as great contributors to Christian civilization. These are just two names in a vast crowd of western inventors and innovators that have had a grand impact on Christian Civilization’s history.