Born: Jun 24, 1788 AD
Died: 1864 AD, at 75 years of age.
1788 - Born on June 24th in Sutton, Massachusetts. American inventor who made major contributions to the development of machine tools.
- As a boy he invented an apple parer and a tack-making machine for his brother's factory.
1818 - As an employee of the Springfield (Massachusetts) Arsenal, he invented the lathe that duplicated the form of a pattern object by transmitting to the cutting tool the motion of a friction wheel rolling over the pattern.
1825 - He designed a steam carriage, and later he became interested in railroads but received no encouragement.
- He then turned to designing shallow-draft steamboats and produced several successful designs.
1864 - Died on April 16th in Boston, Massachusetts.
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