Alter, David

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Born: Dec 03, 1807 AD
Died: 1881 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Chemists, Inventor, Physicians, Physicists


1807 - David Alter was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania on the 3rd of December.

 

1836 - He invented the electric telegraph.

 

1837 - He settled in Freeport, Pennsylvania. He made a small electric motor.

 

1840 - He invented electric buggy, the forerunner of the automobile.

 

1841-1842 - He obtained medical schooling at the Cincinnati Medical School.

 

1845 - He invented and patented a method of manufacturing Bromine from salt wells that was highly useful in the iron industry and was put on display in the World's fair.

 

1853 - He developed the technique of Spectral Analysis.

 

1855 - He invented an expansion of spectrum analysis to include the optical properties of gas.

 

1858 - He invented a patented method to extract oil from coal and shale.

 

1881 - He died on the 18th of September.

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