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  • James Dyson
    • Born 2 May 1947
    • He is the engineer and founder of the Dyson company. He is best known as the inventor of the Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner, which works on the principle of cyclonic separation
    • His net worth is £7.8 billion
    • He spent one year 1965 at the Byam Shaw School of Art, and then studied furniture and interior design at the Royal College of Art (1966–1970) before moving into engineering.
    • Designed the Sea Truck in 1970 while studying at the Royal College of Art
    • His first original invention was the Ballbarrow
    • Designed the Wheelboat, which could travel at speeds of 64 kilometres per hour (40 mph) on both land and water.
    • After five years and about 5,127 prototypes, Dyson launched the "G-Force" cleaner in 1983
      • It won the 1991 International Design Fair Prize in Japan
    • Dyson set up his own manufacturing company, Dyson Ltd in June 1993
    • Dyson launched the Dyson Supersonic, a hair dryer with a smaller motor located in the handle so as to provide better balance and smaller size, as well as quieter operation
    • Dyson created a Washing machine called the ContraRotator, however this was not a success
    • I made 5,127 prototypes of my vaccum before I got it right. There were 5,126 failures. But I learned from each one. That’s how I came up with a solution. So I don’t mind failure.


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