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Thomas Edison

  1. Thomas Edison was active in business right up to the end.
  2. Thomas Edison was almost completely deaf.
  3. Thomas Edison was an atheist.
  4. Thomas Edison was an inventor who, it is said, accumulated 1500-plus patents worldwide for his inventions.
  5. Thomas Edison was born in Milan, Ohio, the seventh and last child of Samuel Ogden Edison, Jr.

Alexander Graham Bell

  1. Alexander Graham Bell was awarded the U.S. patent for the invention of the telephone in 1876. (Web site)
  2. Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh and lived there until his family emigrated to Canada when he was 18. (Web site)
  3. Alexander Graham Bell - A brief biography of the inventor of the telephone, the telegraph, and nearly 30 other inventions. (Web site)
  4. Alexander Graham Bell is a Scottish-Canadian inventor, most famous as inventor of the telephone.
  5. Although Alexander Graham Bell is most often associated with the invention of the telephone, his interests were extremely varied.

Nikola Tesla

  1. Nikola Tesla is one of my favorite inventors.
  2. Nikola Tesla was born in 1856 in Austria-Hungary and emigrated to the U.S. in 1884 as a physicist.
  3. Nikola Tesla was featured on the currency of the former Yugoslavia. (Web site)
  4. Nikola Tesla was the first to patent a workable system.

Michael Faraday

  1. Two examples of pure DC designs are Michael Faraday 's homopolar motor (which is uncommon), and the ball bearing motor, which is (so far) a novelty.
  2. While Henry was doing these experiments, Michael Faraday did similar work in England.
  3. Michael Faraday came along later and demonstrated that the ideas of both Wollaston and Schweigger were true.

James Clerk Maxwell

  1. James Clerk Maxwell: developed a set of equations expressing the basic laws of electricity and magnetism.
  2. Between 1861 and 1865, James Clerk Maxwell made experiments with electromagnetic waves.
  3. James Clerk Maxwell(1831 - 79), who was known as "daftie" Maxwell as a schoolboy at the Edinburgh Academy, became a professor of physics by the age of 21. (Web site)
  4. James Clerk Maxwell was an experimenter with electromagnetic waves and developed the Maxwell equations.

Benjamin Banneker

  1. Benjamin Banneker was an inventor, a mathemetician, an astronomer, a surveyor, and an essayist. (Web site)
  2. Benjamin Banneker was born in 1731 just outside of Baltimore, Maryland, the son of a slave.
  3. Benjamin Banneker: A self-taught astronomer, he predicted the 1789 solar eclipse more accurately than many better-educated scientists.
  4. Benjamin Banneker is a mathematician, astronomer, compiler of almanacs, inventor, and writer, one of the first important black American intellectuals.
  5. Benjamin Banneker was a free black man in the late 1700's and early 1800's in Maryland. (Web site)


  1. Inventors are those who conceive of and reduce an invention to practice. (Web site)
  2. Inventors are sometimes very effective at taking the lead in commercialising their own inventions. (Web site)
  3. Inventors are confident in the value of their interests and display a charming capacity to ignore the standard, the traditional, and the authoritative. (Web site)
  4. Inventors are encouraged to participate in the process and will be kept informed of progress. (Web site)
  5. Inventors are exceedingly tenacious, and will not yield to corrections unless furnished with substantial testimony. (Web site)

Charles Goodyear

  1. Charles Goodyear was a bright person with a poor background but was a great impact to the world because lots of the things we use now are made of rubber.
  2. Charles Goodyear was a failed businessman with a determination to wrest from India-gum rubber the secret of the age. (Web site)
  3. Charles Goodyear was always in trouble, one time he didn't pay 5$ for a hotel rent so he went to jail.
  4. Charles Goodyear was born in 1800 on December the 29th.
  5. Charles Goodyear was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Amasa Goodyear, and the oldest of six children. (Web site)

Thomas Davenport

  1. Thomas Davenport was born in 1802 in Vermont on a farm outside Williamstown, Vt., the eighth of 12 children.

Lee De Forest

  1. The wireless system which Charles had just mastered had been invented in 1903 by Guglielmo Marconi and Lee de Forest. (Web site)
  2. Lee De Forest placed a screen, the "grid" electrode, between the filament and plate electrode. (Web site)
  3. Two years later, Robert von Lieben and Lee De Forest independently developed the amplifier tube, called the triode. (Web site)
  4. In the 1920s, the Westinghouse company bought Lee De Forest 's and Edwin Armstrong 's patent. (Web site)
  5. In 1906, Lee de Forest made the detection, transmission and amplification of sound possible.

Rudolf Diesel

  1. Rudolf Diesel was almost killed by his engine when it exploded. (Web site)
  2. Rudolf Diesel was born in 1858 in France and began his career as a refrigerator engineer.
  3. Rudolf Diesel was born in Paris in 1858. (Web site)
  4. Rudolf Diesel was the inventor of the diesel fueled internal combustion engine. (Web site)

Elisha Gray

  1. Elisha Gray was Alexander Graham Bell 's principle rival, first for inventionof the harmonic telegraph and then of the telephone. (Web site)
  2. Elisha Gray was Alexander Graham Bell's principle rival, first for invention of the harmonic telegraph and then of the telephone. (Web site)
  3. Elisha Gray was a hard working professional inventor with some success to his credit.
  4. Elisha Gray was another inventor who had been working on the development of the telephone. (Web site)

Igor Sikorsky

  1. Igor Sikorsky invented fixed winged and multi-engined aircraft, transoceanic flying boats and helicopters.
  2. Even his ideas for an electrical helicopter were used many years later by Igor Sikorsky.
  3. Igor Sikorsky Igor Sikorsky invented fixed winged and multi-engined aircraft, transoceanic flying boats and helicopters.

Edwin Howard Armstrong

  1. Edwin Howard Armstrong, a leading American inventor, died Wednesday at the Exeter (N.H.) Hospital, after a brief illness. (Web site)
  2. Edwin Howard Armstrong - His crowning achievement (1933) was the invention of wide-band frequency modulation, now known as FM radio.
  3. Edwin Howard Armstrong Invented a method of receiving high-frequency oscillations, part of every radio and television today. (Web site)
  4. Edwin Howard Armstrong was born in 1890 to a prosperous New York family.
  5. Edwin Howard Armstrong was definitely one of broadcasting's founding fathers, and he does not deserve to be forgotten.

George Eastman

  1. George Eastman was a great man. (Web site)

George Washington Carver

  1. George Washington Carver (1865?-1943) was an American scientist, educator, humanitarian, and former slave. (Web site)
  2. George Washington Carver was bestowed an honorary doctorate from Simpson College in 1928. (Web site)
  3. It is rare to find a man of the caliber of George Washington Carver. (Web site)
  4. George Washington Carver was born during the Civil War years and Carver himself was not certain of his birth date.
  5. George Washington Carver was doing great things there. (Web site)

Wright Brothers

  1. The Wright Brothers were not the only local inventors working on powered flight.
  2. The Wright brothers are globally credited with making the first human flight in 1903. (Web site)

Granville Woods

  1. There is no evidence that any commercial railway telegraph based on Granville Woods's patents was ever built.
  2. Granville Woods often had difficulties in enjoying his success as other inventors made claims to his devices.
  3. Photos of the inventions of Granville Woods. (Web site)

Alexander Bain

  1. The idea for a facsimile transmission was first proposed by Scottish clockmaker Alexander Bain in 1843. (Web site)
  2. Alexander Bain of Scotland invents the facsimile.
  3. We owe the development of the fax machine to Alexander Bain -who was granted a patent for his creation back in 1843.

Antonio Meucci

  1. Antonio Meucci ( Florence, April 13, 1808 --- October 18, 1889) was an Italian inventor who developed a form of voice communication apparatus in 1857. (Web site)
  2. They appear to have been destroyed in a fire, so that Antonio Meucci had to swear in court what he remembered he wrote in the newspaper.
  3. Antonio Meucci, an Italian immigrant, began developing the design of a talking telegraph or telephone in 1849. (Web site)

George Washington

  1. George Washington, drove thousands of the Haudenosaunee from their villages, farms and lands in the region.
  2. But Franklin did become the Revolution's necessary man, Wood shows, second behind George Washington.
  3. Few national heroes, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, played a more significant role in shaping the American way of life than Franklin. (Web site)

George Westinghouse

  1. Modern trains rely upon a fail-safe air brake system that is based upon a design patented by George Westinghouse on March 5, 1872. (Web site)
  2. One result was a battle between the proponents of DC current, led by Edison, and AC current, led by George Westinghouse. (Web site)
  3. In 1883, the Niagara Falls Power Company, a descendant of Schoellkopf's firm, hired George Westinghouse to design a system to generate alternating current. (Web site)

Benjamin Franklin

  1. Benjamin Franklin is a common name to most Americans. (Web site)
  2. Benjamin Franklin is a fitting symbol of colonial Philadelphia. (Web site)
  3. Benjamin Franklin is one of these people.
  4. Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us.
  5. Benjamin Franklin was 81 years old when he attended the Constitutional Convention. (Web site)

Guglielmo Marconi

  1. Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer.
  2. Guglielmo Marconi was that young man.

Benjamin Bradley

  1. Benjamin Bradley was born a slave in Maryland around 1830. (Web site)
  2. Benjamin Bradley was born a slave in Maryland, USA around 1830.
  3. Benjamin Bradley was born around 1830 as a slave in Maryland.

Eli Whitney

  1. Eli Whitney was born in 1765 and grew up on a Massachusetts farm.
  2. Eli Whitney was born in the year 1765 in Westborough, Massachusetts. (Web site)
  3. Eli Whitney was born to be good with tools. (Web site)

Lewis Howard Latimer

  1. For more information on Lewis Howard Latimer, click here. (Web site)
  2. Lewis Howard Latimer(1848-1929) Born in Chelsea, Mass., Latimer learned mechanical drawing while working for a Boston patent attorney. (Web site)
  3. Because Lewis Howard Latimer, a black man, invented the filament within the light bulb.
  4. Lewis Howard Latimer was employed by a Patent Solicitor where he began the study of drafting. (Web site)

Emile Berliner

  1. Emile Berliner was a minority stock holder and the copyright for the patent belonged to the company.

Alfred Vail

  1. Morse patented a working telegraph machine in 1837, with help from his business partners Leonard Gale and Alfred Vail. (Web site)
  2. His assistant, Alfred Vail developed the Morse code signalling alphabet with Morse.
  3. Alfred Vail and Samuel Morse had already made history with the telegraph when Theodore Vail was born in Ohio in 1845.

Samuel Colt

  1. Samuel Colt was a captain of captains.
  2. Samuel Colt was born in Hartford, Conn., the son of a prosperous cotton and woolen manufacturer. (Web site)


  1. Another inventor of ploughs was Jethro Wood, a blacksmith of Scipio, New York, who received two patents, one in 1814 and the other in 1819.
  2. In 1833, John Lane, a Chicago blacksmith, faced a wooden moldboard with an old steel saw.
  3. As Haynes started to build that first car he went to a local blacksmith to help him.

Christian Sharps

  1. Christian Sharps designed the Sharps breech-loading rifle which in 1854 began to be manufactured in Hartford by the Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company. (Web site)
  2. Christian Sharps got his start in the gun making business by working at the Harpers Ferry Arsenal.
  3. Christian Sharps produced his first single shot, .54 caliber breech loading rifle using paper cartridges in the late 1840's. (Web site)

Daniel Drawbaugh

  1. Daniel Drawbaugh is the inventor of a telephone for which he sought a patent in 1880. (Web site)

John Logie Baird

  1. The photophone was ultimately a failure, but the theory behind it fueled the work of other inventors, most notably John Logie Baird and Clarence Hansell.
  2. A photo-mechanical device invented by John Logie Baird in 1922. (Web site)
  3. John Logie Baird (1888-1946) was a Scottish inventor and engineer who was a pioneer in the development of mechanical television. (Web site)
  4. John Logie Baird is the first to transmit a moving silhouette ( mask ) image, using a mechanical system based on Paul Nipkow's model. (Web site)

Chichester Bell

  1. Chichester Bell was a cousin to Alexander Graham Bell and instrumental in developing improved versions of the phonograph. (Web site)

Elihu Thomson

  1. Elihu Thomson was a late-nineteenth-century American inventor who helped create the first electric lighting and power systems. (Web site)

Elijah Mccoy

  1. Elijah McCoy is a member of the Hall of Fame of Inventors in the USA but has not been fully recognized in Canadian institutions of innovation. (Web site)
  2. Elijah McCoy is the most well known African Canadian Inventor in Canada and is a hero to African Canadians all over Canada. (Web site)
  3. Elijah McCoy was a Black inventor who was awarded over 57 patents.
  4. Elijah McCoy was born in 1843 or 1844 depending upon who you believe.
  5. Elijah McCoy was born on May 2, 1843 (or 1844, depending on the source). (Web site)

Horace Smith

  1. He partnered with Horace Smith in Norwich, Connecticut in the early 1850s to develop the first repeating rifle, the Volcanic rifle.
  2. In 1852 Horace Smith and Daniel-B--Wesson created the first lever-action tube-fed pistol.
  3. The ancestor of the Winchester rifles was the Volcanic rifle of Horace Smith and Daniel-B--Wesson.

Douglas Engelbart

  1. Electronic Labyrinth: Douglas Engelbart Brief professional biography; a on-site few links.
  2. Douglas Engelbart and his daughter, Christina Engelbart, incorporated the Bootstrap Institute in 1988 as a California corporation.
  3. Douglas Engelbart invented the computer mouse at the Stanford Research Institute in 1963.

Gottlieb Daimler

  1. A gas-powered motorcycle was invented by the German inventor Gottlieb Daimler in 1885. (Web site)
  2. Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in Stuttgart (also inventors of the first motor bike). (Web site)
  3. Gottlieb Daimler builds the world's first four-wheeled motor vehicle.

Stephen Wilcox

  1. Together with Stephen Wilcox he founded the Babcock & Wilcox boiler company.
  2. The water-tube boiler was patented in 1867 by American inventors George Herman Babcock and Stephen Wilcox.
  3. Dann wurde er Chefkonstrukteur der Hope Iron Works in Providence, R.I., wo er auf Stephen Wilcox traf und mit ihm zusammen den Wasserrohrkessel entwickelte. (Web site)

James Rumsey

  1. John Fitch on the Delaware and James Rumsey on the Potomac were already moving vessels by steam.
  2. On August 26, 1791, James Rumsey, John Stevens, and John Fitch (all three will appear again in this narrative) took out patents on means of propelling boats.
  3. James Rumsey of Maryland began experiments as early as 1774 and by 1786 had a boat that made four miles an hour against the current of the Potomac.

John Bardeen

  1. John Bardeen was also awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1972. (Web site)

John Stevens

  1. But the Phoenix, built by John Stevens, followed close on the Clermont.
  2. The next inventor to struggle with the problem of the steamboat, with any approach to success, was John Stevens of Hoboken.
  3. On August 26, 1791, James Rumsey, John Stevens, and John Fitch (all three will appear again in this narrative) took out patents on means of propelling boats.

Walter Hunt

  1. The safety pin was invented by Walter Hunt in 1849. (Web site)
  2. Walter Hunt invents the first lock-stitch sewing machine, but loses interest and does not patent his invention.
  3. Walter Hunt is credited with inventing this Safety Pin Inventors at least in modern times.

Elias Howe

  1. Elias Howe was American inventor who patented an improved sewing machine in 1846. (Web site)


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