Thomas Tassell Grant was born in Portsea, Portsmouth, England back in 1795. This one is going to be short, so hang on. In 1829, he invented a steam-powered machine for making biscuits aboard ships in a hexagon shape saving a lot of waste over the conventional round ones. For his invention, he was given a 2,000-pound grant by parliament.
He also received a medal from King Louis Philippe as well as a gold medal from the Society of Arts, London. However, in 1834 he invented a desalination plant that distilled fresh water at sea which advanced the sanitary and moral condition of the navy. The first one was installed on the HMS Wye, it produced 10,000 gallons a day during the Crimean War. For that invention, he was knighted by Queen Victoria. He died in 1859 from cancer.
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