Inventors & Business

Harry Ferguson
Harry Ferguson

Inventor of the modern agricultural tractor

Professor Frank Pantridge
Professor Frank Pantridge

The 'father of emergency medicine' and inventor of the 'Mobile Coronary Care Unit' & later the portable defribilator

Sir Hans Sloane
Sir Hans Sloane

Physician and collector of natural history items, whose bequeath to the nation provided the foundation for the British Museum

Sir James Martin
Sir James Martin

Co-founder of the Martin-Baker Aircraft company and later inventor of the ejector seat in 1945

Sir James Murray
Sir James Murray

Inventor of 'Milk of Magnesia' and artificial fertiliser

John Boyd Dunlop
John Boyd Dunlop

Born in Scotland, he is considered one of the inventors of the pneumatic tyre and set up his business in Northern Ireland

Alexander Turney Stewart
Alexander Turney Stewart

AT Stewart moved to America and opened the first department store in the world, the Marble Palace, in New York

John G Stephenson
John G Stephenson

Inventor of the first streetcar to run on rails in the United States

Short SC.1
Short SC.1

The UK's first vertical take off and landing plane developed by Short Brothers. Received NI's first Engineering Heritage Award in 2012

Harland & Wolff
Harland & Wolff

Once the largest shipbuilder in the world and known for its most famous creation - RMS Titanic

Bushmills Whiskey
Bushmills Whiskey

Ireland's oldest whiskey

DeLorean DMC-12
DeLorean DMC-12

One of the most iconic cars in film ever (Back to the Future) and built in Belfast