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Transportation

Dump Truck

The quick spill. Perhaps the greatest time-saver for the modern labourer is—of all things—the good ol’ dump truck. Think...

Baggage Tag

The traceable luggage. Even the simplest innovations need to start somewhere. Consider the humble baggage tag. In the early...

Kayak

The high-speed hunter. The kayak is the hunter’s boat in name; it means exactly that in Inuktitut, the language...

Aircraft Mass Production

The queen of the hurricanes. Elsie MacGill’s life was one of firsts: the first woman in Canada to earn...

Lubricating Cup

The real McCoy. It was so much better than all the other kinds that railroad engineers asked for it...

Roller Bearing

The friction reducer. Canada’s greatest contribution to the design of modern machines is the roller bearing.  Created by George...

Compound Steam Engine

The more efficient generator. Innovation is not usually invention. The compound steam engine is a perfect example of how...