1830 – Stephen Wilcox, born on the 12th of February in Westerly, Rhode Island. He began inventing at a young age and eventually, turned his attention to steam boilers. He worked with George Babcock to invent the water tube steam boiler. This boiler allowed safer and more efficient production of steam.
1856 – Created a safety water tube boiler with inclined tubes.
1867 – It was the forerunner of the model he and Babcock patented. With their new patent in hand, the two men established a partnership which later became the Babcock & Wilcox Company.
1893 – He died on the 27th of November.