Friday, December 14

Blogstalking week 11 - Favourite invention of the 20th century

Wow - this one's a toughie! I guess I can only talk from personal experience, so it'd be a tie between knitting machines (natch!), personal digital assistants and computers....

Edit: Yes, I thought afterwards that knitting machines probably pre-dated the 20th century. Didn't realise it was quite that early though, blimey!

1 comment:

BeadKnitter said...

Actually, knitting machines were first invented in 1589 by a clergyman named William Lee. The story is he was bothered by how much knitting his wife, Sarah, had to do (she knitted to earn money) and invented the machine so she could spend more time with him.

I saw a steam powered knitting machine invented in the 1800's by an American (who's name escapes me at the moment) once in a museum. It was a double bed machine, much like the Passap.

My favorite invention of the 20th century is duct tape. Heh heh.... (just kidding)