American Inventors


Famous American Inventors and Inventions

Abraham Lincoln is the only U.S. President in American History to have received a patent for an invention. The patent was issued on May 22, 1849 by the U.S. patents office in Washington D.C. Lincoln's invention was a boat design that would help raise a craft off of sand bars. However, it was never manufactured.




INVENTED
OR PATENTED
INVENTORS FAMOUS INVENTIONS
1752 Benjamin Franklin Lightning Rod
1784 Benjamin Franklin Bifocal Eyeglasses
1791
August 26
John Fitch First Steamboat
1794
March 14
Eli Whitney Cotton Gin
1830 Theodore Judah Transcontinental Railroad
1839
August 29
Samuel Colt Colt Revolver
1840
January 20
Samuel Morse Telegraph
1844
June 24
Charles Goodyear Vulcanized Rubber
1847
October 23
Cyrus McCormick Mechanical Reaper
1855
October 9
Isaac Singer Sewing Machine
1859 Edwin Drake Drills the first productive oil well in the world
1873
May 20
Levi Strauss Blue Jeans
1876
February 14
Alexander Graham Bell Telephone
1877
Thomas Edison Phonograph
1880
January 27
Thomas Edison Light bulb
1888
September 4
George Eastman Kodak Camera
1901
May 9
Henry Ford Motorized Carriage
1905
May 22
Wilbur and Orville Wright First Flying Machine
1914
October 6
Edwin Armstrong Radio
1924 Thomas Watson Sr. Founded IBM - International Business Machines
1930
August 26
Philo T. Farnsworth Television
1954
Jonas Salk Anti-Polio Vaccine
1970's Gary Kidall
Bill Gates
Steve Jobs
Personal Computer Software

Famous Inventors From Around the World

  • Johannes Gutenberg - Printing Press
  • Galileo Galilei - Thermometer
  • Leonardo DaVinci - First Calculator
  • Louis Braille - Writing and Reading system for the visually impaired
  • James Watt - Modern Steam Engine
  • Albert Einstien - Theory of Relativity
  • Nikola Tesla - Fluorescent Lighting

American Women Inventors - Patents

  • Maria E. Allen - Diaper January 4, 1887
  • Florence Biggs - Sweater October 22, 1918
  • Anna M. Breadin - School Desk April 2, 1889
  • Josephine G. Cochran - Dish Washing Machine December 28, 1886
  • Laura S. Cooney - Suspenders June 23, 1896
  • Catherine Deiner - Rolling Pin March 17, 1891
  • Hattie Delzell - Flower Pot March 23, 1897
  • Ida Forbes - Electric Hot Water Heater December 25, 1917
  • Mary Foote Henderson - Armed Unicycle August 16, 1892
  • Adeline Whitney - Alphabet Blocks May 9, 1882



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