This podcast investigates the curious history of invention and innovation. Did Thomas Edison take credit for things he didn’t actually invent? What everyday items have surprising origins? And would man have ever got to the moon without… the bra?
Each episode host Dallas Campbell dives into stories of flukey discoveries, erased individuals and merky marketing ploys with the help of experts, scientists and historians.
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Locks and the Great Lock Controversy
In Victorian England, a prisoner was promised their freedom if only they could pick a lock…
This week on Patented it’s the history of locks and the wild stories of the race for perfect security during the Industrial Revolution. Culminating in the Great Lock Controversy of 1851.
Dallas’s guest is David Churchill, a historian of locks and security at the University of Leeds.
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