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View Southern Avenue's Profile Southern Avenue Flag 16 May 19 11.02am Send a Private Message to Southern Avenue Add Southern Avenue as a friend

Thomas (Tommy) Flowers. Perhaps the greatest inventor of all. And hardly anyone knows about him.

Generally agree about the ladies already posted.

 

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Originally posted by Southern Avenue

Thomas (Tommy) Flowers. Perhaps the greatest inventor of all. And hardly anyone knows about him.

Generally agree about the ladies already posted.

Well said. Tommy Flowers’ story is fascinating.
Another interesting Tommy is the American Thomas Midgley whose efforts were less beneficial. He came up with the idea for both CFCs and adding lead to petrol.
In later life he suffered from polio and invented a pulley system to help him move in bed. He got entangled in it and it strangled him.

 

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Should I laugh or feel upset for the poor bloke? I'll take upset. Damn horrible way to go out. Thanks for the info.

 

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Originally posted by Southern Avenue

Should I laugh or feel upset for the poor bloke? I'll take upset. Damn horrible way to go out. Thanks for the info.

Horrible way to go but considering the damage he likely did to the planet it seems strangely apt that he met his end due to one if his own inventions.

 

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Originally posted by Teddy Eagle
Horrible way to go but considering the damage he likely did to the planet it seems strangely apt that he met his end due to one if his own inventions.


Hoping for Theresa's WA to go the same way.

 

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