FAMOUS INVENTIONS

LIST OF WELL-KNOWN INVENTIONS THROUGH TIME

Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, and armaments manufacturer. He is the inventor of dynamite. Nobel also owned Bofors, which he had redirected from its previous role as primarily an iron and steel producer to a major manufacturer of cannon and other armaments.

Nobel held 355 different patents, dynamite being the most famous. In his last will, he used his enormous fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes. The synthetic element nobelium was named after him (source: wikipedia.org)

FAMOUS INVENTORS FROM 1800 TO 1849

This list is especially useful for those arguments regarding which invention was invented 'when' and by whom? ;-)

1. Inventors 1800 - 1849 (birth dates)

Benoît Fourneyron
(1802-1867)
French
water turbine

Charles Wheatstone
(1802-1875)
British
concertina - stereoscope - microphone - Playfair cipher

Justus von Liebig
(1803-1873)
German
nitrogen-based fertilizer

John Ericsson
(1803-1889)
Swedish
the two screw-propeller

Charles Robert Darwin
(1809-1882)
British
theory of evolution

William George Armstrong
(1810-1900)
British
hydraulic crane

Elisha Otis
(1811-1861)
American
passenger elevator and concommitant safety device

William Robert Grove
(1811-1896)
Welsh
fuel cell

Giovanni Luppis
(1813-1875)
Austrian Empire (ethnical Italian)
self-propelled torpedo

Adolphe Sax
(1814-1894)
Belgium
saxophone

Werner von Siemens
(1816-1892)
German
" an electromechanical ""dynamic"""

János Irinyi
(1817-1895)
Hungarian
noiseless match

Heinrich Göbel
(1818-1893)
German
first functional incandescent lamp

Jean Bernard Léon Foucault
(1819-1868)
French
Foucault pendulum (earth rotation) - gyroscope - eddy current

Narcis Monturiol i Estarriol
(1819-1885)
Spanish
steam powered submarine

Benjamin Chew Tilghman
(1821-1897)
American
sandblasting

Sir William Siemens
(1823-1883)
German
regenerative furnace

Sandford Fleming
(1827-xxxx)
Scottish
inventor of Standard Universal Time (1879)

Joseph Swan
(1828-1914)
British
Incandescent light bulb

Adolf Eugen Fick
(1829-1901)
German
contact lens

Levi Strauss
(1829-1902)
American
blue jeans

Eugene Poubelle
(1831-1907)
French
the dustbin

Alfred Nobel
(1833-1896)
Swedish
dynamite

Margaret Knight
(1838-1914)
American
machine that completely constructs box-bottom brown paper bags

Almon Strowger
(1839-1902)
American
automatic telephone exchange

Josephine Cochrane
(1839-1913)
American
dishwasher

John Boyd Dunlop
(1840-1921)
British
first practical pneumatic tyre

Helge Palmcrantz
(1842-1880)
Swedish
the multi-barrel lever-actuated machine gun

Sir James Dewar
(1842-1923)
British
Thermos flask

Henry Perky
(1843-1906)
American
Shredded wheat

Tivadar Puskas
(1844-1893)
Hungarian
telephone exchange

Elijah McCoy
(1844-1929)
American
automatic lubricator for oiling steam engines

Theophil Wilgodt Odhner
(1845-1903)
Swedish
the Odhner Arithmometer - a mechanical calculator

Gustav de Laval
(1845-1913)
Swedish
invented the milk separator and the milking machine

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
(1845-1923)
German
the X-ray machine

George Westinghouse
(1846-1914)
American
Air brake

Lars Magnus Ericsson
(1846-1926)
Swedish
the handheld micro telephone

Thomas Edison
(1847-1931)
American
phonograph - commercially practical light bulb - motion picture projector - stock ticker

Lewis Latimer
(1848-1928)
African/American
worked with Thomas Edison and patented an improved lightbulb manufacturing process

John Ambrose Fleming
(1848-1945)
British
vacuum diode


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