1790s C.E.

Spruce plywood

Samuel Bentham invents plywood

In his patent applications, he described the concept of laminating several layers of veneer with glue to form a thicker piece €“ the first description of what we now call plywood.

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Thomas Paine publishes Rights of Man

Rights of Man (1791), a book by Thomas Paine, including 31 articles, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard the natural rights of its people

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Thomas Saint invents the sewing machine

In 1790, the English inventor Thomas Saint invented the first sewing machine design, but he did not successfully advertise or market his invention. His machine was meant to be used on leather and canvas material.

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