1796 – Born in upstate New York on the 29th of July. 1826 – He received his first patent. After moving to New York City, Hunt was granted patents for several devices, including a rope-making machine, fountain pen, and repeating rifle. 1833 – He invented the first workable sewing machine. 1859 – Died on the ..
1819 – He was born on the 9th day of July of this year in Spencer, Massachusetts. 1846 – Since he refined the others’ ideas into a functional sewing machine, on September 10 of this year, Howe was awarded the first United States patent for a sewing machine using a lock stitch design. ..
1797 – Born on December 17th in Albany, New York. He was one of the first great American scientists after Benjamin Franklin. He aided Samuel F.B. Morse in the development of the telegraph and discovered several important principles of electricity, including self-induction, a phenomenon of primary importance in electronic circuitry. 1829 – While working with ..
1693 – He was born near Wakefield, in Yorkshire this year. 1700 – The family moved to the North Lincolnshire village of Barrow upon Humber. First following his father’s trade as a carpenter, Harrison built and repaired clocks in his spare time. 1713 – He built his first long case clock this year, ..
1916 – She was born on the 4th day of November of this year in Denver, Colorado. She is the President of the toy manufacturer Mattel, Inc., and is remembered primarily for her role in marketing the Barbie doll. 1938 – She married Elliot Handler in this year. 1959 – Ruth Handler says ..
1862 – Born on April 16th in Hertfordshire, England. British mathematician and inventor who improved the reflecting telescope, producing the first such instrument of sufficient accuracy and power to be useful in astronomy. 1717 – Hadley was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. 1720 – Served the local community as governor of Barnet grammar ..
1398 – He was born on this year in German city of Mainz, the youngest son of the upper-class merchant Friele Gensfleisch zur Laden. He was a German goldsmith and inventor credited with inventing movable type printing in Europe. 1419 – His father, Friele Gensfleisch zur Laden, died on this year. He also mentioned ..
1858 – Chester Greenwood, of Farmington, Maine is the inventor of the earmuff. 1873 – Invented the earmuff, at the age of 15. He reportedly came up with the idea while ice skating, and had his grandmother sew tufts of fur between loops of wire. 1877 – At the age of 19 he acquired a ..
1884 – Born in Luxembourg City on the 16th of August. 1905 – Gernsback emigrated to the United States and later became a naturalized citizen. 1906 – He married three times: to Rose Harvey. 1911 – Gernsback wrote some fiction, including the novel Ralph. 1912 – Gernsback said that he estimated 400,000 people in the ..
1818 – Born on the 12th of September. 1845 – He was earning enough from this device to devote himself to selling and marketing it full-time. 1862 – He founded the Gatling Gun Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. 1891 – He was elected as the first president of the American Association of Inventors and Manufacturers, ..