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Agricultural Engineering Building - University of Wisconsin
Society: ASABEMain Category: Agricultural & BiologicalSub Category: EducationEra: 1900-1909DateCreated: 1907University of Wisconsin Biological Systems EngineeringMadisonState: WIZip: 53706Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/ae-building-uw-2.aspx

American Society of Agricultural Engineers Founded in this Building December 27, 1907

YearAdded:
1982
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikicommons/James Steakley (CC BY-SA 3.0)
CAS
Society: ACSMain Category: ChemicalSub Category: Cradles of ChemistryEra: 1900sDateCreated: 1907Chemical Abstracts ServiceColumbusState: OHCountry: USAWebsite: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/cas.html

The Chemical Abstracts Service, a division of the American Chemical Society, has provided the most comprehensive repository of research in chemistry and related sciences for over 100 years. CAS innovations have fueled chemical research through development of the CAS RegistrySM and CAS databases which contain invaluable information for chemical scientists, including SciFinder® and STN®.

YearAdded:
2007
Image Credit: Courtesy CASImage Caption: Chemical Abstracts volume 100, 1984.
Titan Crane
Society: ASCEEra: 1900sDateCreated: 1907Queens QuayClydebankZip: G81 1BFCountry: ScotlandWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/titan-crane/Creator: Hunter, Adam

The Titan is a 200-ton electrically driven hammerhead cantilever crane, the earliest survivor of this type. It is now all that remains of the once great John Brown Shipyard in Clydebank near Glasgow where many of the world's great ships were built. Designed and constructed by Sir William Arrol and Co. Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland, in 1907 the Titan set the standard for many more similar cranes to be erected worldwide. It has been restored and opened as a tourist attraction in 2007.

Image Credit: Courtesy Leslie Barrie (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1900sDateCreated: 1907Titan Crane Clydebank RebuiltClydebankZip: G81 1BFCountry: ScotlandWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/253-titan-craneCreator: Hunter, Adam

The largest crane of the hammer-head or Titan' type, and the earliest s

YearAdded:
2013
Image Credit: Courtesy Thomas Nugest (CC BY-SA 2.0)
AC Electrification of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (DUPE: IEEE+ASME)
Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricalSub Category: Power, Energy & Industry ApplicationEra: 1900-1909DateCreated: 1907New York to New Haven to BostonCos CobState: CTCountry: USAWebsite: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Alternating-Current_Electrification_of_the_New_York,_New_Haven_%26_Hartford_Railroad,_1907Creator: New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad , Westinghouse Electric

This was a pioneering venture in mainline railroad electrification. It established single-phase alternating current as a technical and economical alternative to direct current. This concept exerted considerable influence over subsequent systems both in the United States and abroad. The major components of the system were developed by the engineering staffs of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company of East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

YearAdded:
1982
Image Credit: Courtesy of the New York Public Library.Image Caption: Alternating-Current Electrification of the New York, New Haven & Hartford RailroadEra_date_from: 1907
AC Electrification New York, New Haven & Hartford
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Rail TransportationEra: 1900-1909DateCreated: 1907Cos Cob Power StationCos CobState: CTCountry: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/76-ac-electrification-new-york-new-haven-hartfordCreator: New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad

This was a pioneering venture in mainline railroad electrification and was a proving ground for railroad electrification technology. It established single-phase alternating current as a technical and economical alternative to direct current. This concept exerted considerable influence over subsequent systems both in the United States and abroad. The major components of the system were developed by the engineering staffs of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company of East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Image Caption: A New Haven EP-1 electric locomotive, circa 1907. Note the small DC pantograph between the two larger AC pantographs.Era_date_from: 1907
Leo Baekeland and Bakelite
Society: ACSMain Category: ChemicalSub Category: Polymer ChemistryEra: 1900-1909DateCreated: 1907YonkersState: NYCountry: USAWebsite: http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?__uuid=d6432ada-458d-4c1a-aa4e-e703e3868638&_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_ARTICLEMAIN&content_id=WPCP_007586&node_id=924&sec_url_var=region1&use_sec=trueCreator: Baekeland, Leo

Around 1907, Belgian-born chemist Leo Hendrik Baekeland took two ordinary chemicals, phenol and formaldehyde, mixed them in a sealed autoclave, and subjected them to heat and pressure.

The sticky, amber-colored resin he produced in his Yonkers laboratory was the first plastic ever to be created entirely from chemicals, and the first material to be made entirely by man.

Image Caption: Development of BakeliteEra_date_from: 1907
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