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First Oil Tanker
Society: SPE Main Category: Petroleum Sub Category: Transportation Era: 1870-1879 DateCreated: 1878 Bibi-Heybat State: Baku Zip: Country: Azerbaijan Website: Creator: Nobel, Ludvig


The Zoroaster, commissioned and completed in 1878, is widely considered to be the world's first successful oil tanker. It was designed by Ludvig Nobel, who notably refused to patent any part of it, leading to the design being widely studied and duplicated around the world. The tanker was built in Gothemburg, Sweden and was intended to navigate the Caspian Sea, running between Baku, Azerbaijan and Astrakhan, Russia.


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Pelton Impulse Water Wheel
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Power Generation Era: 1870-1879 DateCreated: 1878 Camptonville State: CA Zip: Country: USA Website: Creator: Pelton, Lester

Water wheels have been used to power mills and pumps for centuries. However, the traditional water wheel was inefficient: water hitting a bucket would splash back against the next bucket, slowing the wheel. This is especially true when water is delivered to the buckets under very high pressure.

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Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Bridges Era: 1870-1879 DateCreated: 1878 AuSable River Keeseville State: NY Zip: Country: USA Website: Creator: Townsend, Soloman , Berlin Iron Bridge Company

A 214-foot single-span covered wooden bridge, built above the cribs of stone in the AuSable River that served to break log jams and ice floes, collapsed during the winter of 1875 under the weight of a three-foot snowfall and high winds. The "Upper Bridge" (pictured) was built in its place.

Image Credit: Public Domain (Released by Creator) Image Caption: The Keeseville Suspension Bridge built 1888, Keeseville, one of the three "Bridges of Keeseville" that span the AuSable River Era_date_from: 1878
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Manufacturing Era: 1870-1879 DateCreated: 1878 John M. Browning Firearms Museum Ogden State: UT Zip: 84401 Country: USA Website: Creator: Browning, John Moses
This collection recognizes the inventive talents of John Moses Browning (1855-1926), a prolific and significant designer of sporting and military firearms, whose designs were known for simplicity, accuracy, and reliability. He held more than 128 patents covering 80 distinct firearms produced by Winchester, Remington, Colt, Fabrique Nationale, Savage, and General Motors (during wartime), among others.
Image Credit: Public Domain; Produced prior to 1/1/1923 Image Caption: Browning Firearms Collection Era_date_from: 1878
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