I’m sharing with you a second Construction Tales Safety Topic blog post that discusses the history and technology that contributes to modern day power tools. I’m coming to you to share this post on a spring-like kind of day here in New York City. As I had shared earlier today, I actually finished catching up on crafting blog content into bite-sized YouTube videos. Now that I have finished catching up on old blog posts, I now have to create brand-new content. Let me tell you that it is a bunch of work creating videos-very time consuming. As I shared before, my goal is to become a well known YouTube creator. Another goal is to get in front of the camera and be the person to deliver this video content. Before I share my “Construction Tales Safety Topic” video content, allow me to share some links and updates on my other projects. I really would like to get back into releasing even more episodes on my Verbally Disastrous podcast. However, my time is limited and I have chosen to focus on my safety topic video project. My established “$ugar Momma Baddie” themed clothing and accessory collection is available on both Spring and Shopify ecommerce platforms. Check out the two designs that you can choose from: 1) Feisty Lady Trio 2) Sugar Momma Bed. The “$ugar Momma Baddie” Shopify and Spring store links are down below in this Quora blog post. The links for the paperback, e-book, and now audio version for my first children’s book that’s entitled, “Not All Girls Play With Dolls” are also down below in this blog post. Both my first children’s book and my #ConstructionTales book are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, and Audible. The audio versions of both of my books can be found in four Audible markets that include: France, Dutch, U.K., and the United States. Now that I’ve wrapped up my “Leslie’s book ad”, let’s review this latest Construction Tales Safety Topic video that will be featured on my Verbally Disastrous YouTube channel:
In this blog post and Verbally Disastrous YouTube video, I’m going to discuss the history of power tools and how they became the sophisticated tradesperson’s assistant of today. I have learned that the current global market for power tools is a $33 billion-dollar (USD) industry. Let’s take a look back to see how power tools were born and evolved. Technically, the first ‘power tool’ that was invented was created by the ancient Egyptians. This power tool is known as a lathe. The lathe was designed in order to help humans cut shapes in wood. Apparently, this ancient tool has been classed as a “power tool”. However, the lathe didn’t actually have either electric or battery power. In order to operate this tool, one person turned it while the other utilized the lathe. Despite being a two-man tool, operating an early lathe still required a lot of effort. According to my research, the first ever electric drill in the entire globe was invented back in 1889 by Arthur James Arnot. Mr. Arnot was a Scottish electrical engineer and inventor who was born in Hamilton, Scotland. Mr. Arnot attended the West of Scotland Technical College out of Glasgow, Scotland. Upon completing his education, Mr. Arnot moved to London to gain experience within electrical engineering under the leadership of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti. This engineering duo began working on high voltage alternating current transmission work. Roughly around this time period, Thomas Edison was involved with high voltage direct current transmission work. After this crucial work experience, Mr. Arnot got the opportunity to work in Melbourne, Australia in order assist with building a Union Electric Company power plant. While he started working in Australia, he also worked on creating and even patented his electric drill by 1889. This drill was intended for miners to cut through rock.
The German power tool company C&E Fein was born back in 1867. C&E Fein was launched as a “workshop for electrical and mechanical apparatus” by Wilhelm Emil Fein. By 1895, C&E Fein combined the power of an electric motor with a manual drill to develop their version of the early power tool. This very heavy drill, that clocked in at a hefty 16.5 pounds, was powered by a large but relatively weak DC electric motor. In all actuality, this first drill didn’t turn very fast at all. In order to even use the drill, the operator had to use both hands, grab it by both handles that were placed opposite of the motor, lean against a chest plate at the back of the drill, and help press it into the work surface. The world’s first power tool appeared to be cumbersome and unproductive by modern standards. By 1908, C&E Fein became a ‘specialized factory for power tools’. Initial efforts from the company focused on quickly improving the drill by making it even more powerful and lightweight. The next power tool to follow was the portable sanding machine. The C&E Fein tool that was developed next was the pneumatic hammer drill in 1914. This hammer drill technology was created with an air-cushioned striking mechanism. By 1927, the wood working industry benefited from the release of an electric handsaw. The automotive and aircraft industries also benefited from the development of the jigsaw back in 1933.
The birth of another power tool company, known globally as Black and Decker, has a rather unique and interesting story. Business partner Dunkin Black sold a car, back in 1910, and used the car proceeds in order to start a small machine shop. He teamed up with his friend Alonzo Decker and launched their business in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1914, Black and Decker both came up with some great ideas and used them to improve the C&E Fein power drill. By 1914, Black and Decker infused the design of the Colt .45 automatic pistol into their own improved version of the power drill. By 1916, Black & Decker had begun making their famous pistol-grip, trigger-switch electric drill. Remarkably, all modern handheld electric drills are descended from this evolved design. The big advantage to the Black & Decker design is that it can be operated by one person versus two people for the C&E Fein original power drill.
An interesting fact that I learned is that Black and Decker was hired by NASA to design tools for various space missions. This relationship pushed Black and Decker to create quite a few innovative power tools for space missions. These tools underwent rigorous testing, such as anti-gravity, extreme temperature, and atmosphere testing, in order to qualify for important missions. These Black and Decker power tools were tested under water at major depths. Other tests involved bringing power tools to high altitudes followed by sharp nose dives in order to simulate anti-gravity conditions that occur in space. A cordless rotary hammer drill was created specifically for the Apollo moon program. Astronauts needed the drill to extract moon rock samples. On the Gemini project, a zero-impact wrench was required spun bolts in zero gravity without impacting the astronaut operating the wrench. Surprisingly enough, the introduction of various Black and Decker cordless power tools happened before the company’s contract with NASA. Black and Decker needed to be high tech prior to developing a relationship with NASA. The introduction of the first cordless screw gun was unveiled back in 1961. Black and Decker even crafts various types of medical instruments and even the small, cordless vacuum cleaner that’s known as a Dustbuster.
Obviously, the inventions of various electrical supply systems were required prior to introducing power tools. It wasn’t that long ago when humans relied heavily on oil lamps and fire for basic human consumption such as heat and home cooking. I was previously led to believe that the famous innovator Thomas Edison was the man, myth, and legend who invented the incandescent electric lamp back in 1879. However, I learned that he merely perfected this powerful piece of technology. In actual reality, the first incandescent bulb was born back in 1761. Mr. Edison was known to be really good at perfecting existing ideas. Rumor has it that, in a single day back in 1888, he wrote down a hundred and twelve ideas. Mr. Edison is credited with patenting a newly evolved product roughly every eleven days. Here are some of the inventions that belong to Mr. Edison’s long-lasting legacy: the phonograph, the kinetoscope, the dictating machine, the alkaline battery, the electric meter, a sap extractor, a talking doll, the world’s largest rock crusher, an electric pen, a fruit preserver, and even a tornado-proof house. Even if he grabbed the inventions that were initially crafted by others, it is indeed an art to re-engineer important technology that’s within it’s infancy. Much of this early technology are things that the average person takes for granted today. His ability to be photographed, during that era with very limited marketing, with the light bulb is what gave the public that same general impression. Thomas Edison was a household name since he had his name on many household appliances.
Let’s not forget the important contributions of Serbian-born Nikola Tesla. The electrical panel system is the average American is an alternating current system or known as AC for short. You can thank Tesla for that major contribution. Additionally, Tesla developed the ability to transmit power over power lines for long distances. The brilliant contributions of engineer Thomas E. Murray made the possibility of the New York City power grid even possible. Mr. Murray was involved in developing the modern safe delivery method of electricity from the electrical grid to the average modern building and important infrastructure throughout the United States. Another major contribution from Mr. Murray was the development of the electric motor back in 1821. The average human doesn’t fully understand the impact of being able to safely harness electricity to where we can coexist with limited major complications. Mishandling electricity for the average mere mortal could result in either severe disfiguration or death. The discovery of electromagnetic induction happened, courtesy of British physicist Michael Faraday, back in the 1830’s. This discovery aids in harnessing electricity as a force that can be controlled to improve productivity. There are laws that were observed that aided in learning how to safely harness electricity. One of the main principles of electrical theory is Ohm’s law that was created by German physicist George Ohm back in 1827. Ohm’s Law states that the current flow through a conductor is directly proportional to the potential difference (voltage) and inversely proportional to the resistance. The physical unit of resistance in electricity, known as an Ohm, was named after the accomplished physicist. Of course, there are many more contributors when speaking on the history of power tools. My goal is to break down these other contributors and topics into manageable bite sizes in order to offer a basic understanding that I will share in future videos.
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