It was soon adopted by the Royal Air force as a standard safety device.
10. Apparatus for whiskey distilling
A Dublin chap with a very exotic name, Aeneas Coffey, came up with the world first heat-exchange device in 1830. This might not sound like that big a deal but this very efficient little piece of equipment led to huge advances in distilling, including whiskey.
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