Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/10/21

“October 21, 1824” by Rick Sanders

English: Picture showing the shape and size of...

English: Picture showing the shape and size of nodules of Portland cement clinker. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Joseph Aspdin (4694177548)

Joseph Aspdin (4694177548) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Without concrete many buildings, as we know them, could not be built. In 1824, Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement making it possible to create modern architecture in all its variations. This easily formulated mixture allows for a wide range of uses.

Aspdin must have experimented with cement manufacture during the next few years, because on 21 October 1824 he was granted the British Patent BP 5022 entitled An Improvement in the Mode of Producing an Artificial Stone, in which he coined the term “Portland cement” by analogy with the Portland stone, an oolitic limestone that is quarried on the channel coast of England, on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. – Wikipedia

 

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