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        James Young | Industrial Revolution

        circa 1871: Scottish chemist and founder of the paraffin industry James Young (1811 - 1883). Young, born in Glasgow, began his career as a joiner but later studied chemistry at Anderson's College and at University College in London. He is best remembered for discovering a new method of making paraffin oil and solid paraffin which enabled mass production. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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