The Inventors ClipArt gallery includes 80 portraits of people known for creating new devices, methods, compositions, or processes.

(1732-1792) Inventor of mechanical cotton-spinning

Sir Richard Arkwright

(1732-1792) Inventor of mechanical cotton-spinning

(1732-1792) English inventor.

Sir Richard Arkwright

(1732-1792) English inventor.

William Woods Averell was a career United States Army officer and a cavalry General in the American Civil War. After the war he was a diplomat and became wealthy by inventing American asphalt pavement.

William Woods Averell

William Woods Averell was a career United States Army officer and a cavalry General in the American…

(1732-1799) Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was a watch-maker, inventor, musician, politician, invalid, fugitive, spy, publisher, arms-dealer, and revolutionary for both the French and American. He was famous for his theatrical works, especially the three Figaro plays.

Pierre Beaumarchais

(1732-1799) Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was a watch-maker, inventor, musician, politician,…

Pierre Gustave Toutan Beauregard (1818 - 1893) was a Louisiana-born author, civil servant, politician, inventor, and general for the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was the victor at the First Battle of Bull Run near Manassas, Virginia and commanded armies through the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee and the Siege of Corinth in northern Mississippi.

General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard

Pierre Gustave Toutan Beauregard (1818 - 1893) was a Louisiana-born author, civil servant, politician,…

(1818-1893) Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard was a general for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, writer, civil servant, and inventor.

Pierre Beauregard

(1818-1893) Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard was a general for the Confederate Army during the American…

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was a Louisiana-born author, civil servant, politician, inventor, and the first prominent general for the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was a Louisiana-born author, civil servant, politician, inventor,…

(1847-1942) Inventor of the telephone

Alexander Graham Bell

(1847-1942) Inventor of the telephone

Scientist, inventor, and founder of Bell Canada.

Alexander Graham Bell

Scientist, inventor, and founder of Bell Canada.

(1627-1691) An Irish natural philosopher noted for his physics and chemistry. Dr. Boyle was known for <em>The Sceptical Chymist</em>.

Robert Boyle

(1627-1691) An Irish natural philosopher noted for his physics and chemistry. Dr. Boyle was known for…

An portrait of Alexander T. Brown the inventor of the Smith Premier typewriter.

Alexander T. Brown

An portrait of Alexander T. Brown the inventor of the Smith Premier typewriter.

"Charles F. Brush was an inventor, specifically in the field of electricity."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Charles F. Brush

"Charles F. Brush was an inventor, specifically in the field of electricity."—E. Benjamin Andrews…

Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881) was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island, serving as governor and a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island.

Ambrose Everett Burnside

Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881) was an American soldier, railroad executive,…

Ambrose Everett Burnside (1824 - 1881) was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island, serving as governor and a U.S. Senator. Burnside was a Union Army general in the Civil War and conducted campaigns in North Carolina and East Tennessee but was defeated in the Battle of Fredericksburg and Battle of the Crater. The term "sideburns" is derived from his last name and his distinctive style of facial hair.

General Ambrose Everett Burnside

Ambrose Everett Burnside (1824 - 1881) was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist,…

"His career shows him to have been one of the greatest of Americans and the noblest of men. He learned three trades before he was twenty-one; his genious enabled him to rank high as an inventor; he was pre-eminently a man of affairs, his knowledge of men and business securing success in every venture; and most important of all, he was a broad and practical philanthropist." &mdash;The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Peter Cooper

"His career shows him to have been one of the greatest of Americans and the noblest of men. He learned…

(1809-1870) Admiral in the United States Navy

Admiral John Dahlgren

(1809-1870) Admiral in the United States Navy

Dahlgren was a naval officer and inventor. He invented the Dahlgren gun and wrote many books.

John A. Dahlgren

Dahlgren was a naval officer and inventor. He invented the Dahlgren gun and wrote many books.

James Buchanan Eads (May 23, 1820 &ndash; March 8, 1887) was an American structural engineer and inventor.

James Buchanan Eads

James Buchanan Eads (May 23, 1820 – March 8, 1887) was an American structural engineer and inventor.

Thomas Edison invented the automatic repeater, duplex telephone, phonograph, the electric pen, the microphone, the megaphone, kinetoscope, the microtasimeter, and the quadruplex and sextuplex transmitters.

Thomas A. Edison

Thomas Edison invented the automatic repeater, duplex telephone, phonograph, the electric pen, the microphone,…

"Thomas Alva Edison was born at Milan, Ohio, February 11, 1847, but the family soon after moved to Port Huron, Michigan. He had to earn his living from early boyhood, and was a train boy on a railroad. A station master, whose child's life Edison had saved, taught the boy telegraphy, and in this art Edison quickly became an expert. In 1868 he chanced to be in New York when the indicator of a gold and stock company was broken, and he not only repaired it, but in doing so struck out a new invention, the printing telegraph. He sold his invention in 1876 and established himself at Menlo Park, New Jersey, where he built workshops for carrying out experiments in the application of electricity. It would take a very long paragraph even to name the devices and inventions which have followed, the most far-reaching being, perhaps, his system of electric lighting, his microphone, and the phonograph."&mdash;Scudder, 1897

Thomas Alva Edison

"Thomas Alva Edison was born at Milan, Ohio, February 11, 1847, but the family soon after moved to Port…

(1847-1931) Famous American inventor.

Thomas Alva Edison

(1847-1931) Famous American inventor.

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 &ndash; October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.

Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman…

"John Ericsson was born in Sweden, July 31, 1803. He early showed great inventive skill and was employed as an engineer in the Swedish service. He resigned in 1826 and went to England to introduce an engine he had invented. In 1829 he won a prize for the best locomotive engine, and invented a hot-air engine. He came to New York in 1839 and built the United States steamer Princeton. He was busily engaged in perfecting his hot-air engine and applying it to the propulsion of vessels, and upon the outbreak of the war he put himself at the service of the United States government. After the wr he constantly displayed his inventive genius in various constructions. He died March 8, 1889."&mdash;Scudder

John Ericcson

"John Ericsson was born in Sweden, July 31, 1803. He early showed great inventive skill and was employed…

John Ericsson (July 31, 1803 &ndash; March 8, 1889) was a Swedish inventor and mechanical engineer, as was his brother, Nils Ericson. He was born at Langbanshyttan in Varmland, Sweden, but primarily came to be active in the United States.

John Ericsson

John Ericsson (July 31, 1803 – March 8, 1889) was a Swedish inventor and mechanical engineer,…

John Ericsson (July 31, 1803 &ndash; March 8, 1889) was a Swedish inventor and mechanical engineer, as was his brother, Nils Ericson. He was born in Sweden, but primarily came to be active in the United States.

John Ericsson

John Ericsson (July 31, 1803 – March 8, 1889) was a Swedish inventor and mechanical engineer,…

John Ericsson (1803 - 1889) was a Swedish inventor and mechanical engineer. After the Civil War began, Ericsson designed the USS <em>Monitor</em>, a unique design of armored ship and after much controversy was build and finished on March 6, 1862 after 100 days.

John Ericsson

John Ericsson (1803 - 1889) was a Swedish inventor and mechanical engineer. After the Civil War began,…

"Moses G. Farmer, inventor of the fire-alarm system."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Moses G. Farmer

"Moses G. Farmer, inventor of the fire-alarm system."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

(1706-1790) US diplomat, inventor, politician, and printer

Dr. Benjamin Franklin

(1706-1790) US diplomat, inventor, politician, and printer

(1706-1790) United States diplomat, inventor, politician, and printer. Invented the Franklin stove, lighting rod and bifocal glasses. Served in the Constitutional Convention of 1787

Dr. Benjamin Franklin

(1706-1790) United States diplomat, inventor, politician, and printer. Invented the Franklin stove,…

(1706-1790) US diplomat, inventor, politician, and printer

Dr. Benjamin Franklin

(1706-1790) US diplomat, inventor, politician, and printer

(1706-1790) US diplomat, inventor, politician, and printer

Dr. Benjamin Franklin

(1706-1790) US diplomat, inventor, politician, and printer

(1706-1790) US diplomat, inventor, politician, and printer

Dr. Benjamin Franklin

(1706-1790) US diplomat, inventor, politician, and printer

(1706-1790) United States diplomat, inventor, politician, and printer. Invented the Franklin stove, lighting rod and bifocal glasses. Served in the Constitutional Convention of 1787

Dr. Benjamin Franklin

(1706-1790) United States diplomat, inventor, politician, and printer. Invented the Franklin stove,…

(1706-1790) United States diplomat, inventor, politician, and printer. Invented the Franklin stove, lighting rod and bifocal glasses. Served in the Constitutional Convention of 1787

Dr. Benjamin Franklin

(1706-1790) United States diplomat, inventor, politician, and printer. Invented the Franklin stove,…

Statesman and inventor

Benjamin Franklin

Statesman and inventor

American statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin.

Benjamin Franklin

American statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin.

A profile of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

A profile of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass harmonica. He formed both the first public lending library in America and first fire department in Pennsylvania.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United…

American engineer and inventor, primarily known for building the steamboat.

Robert Fulton

American engineer and inventor, primarily known for building the steamboat.

The inventor of the first steam ship.

Robert Fulton

The inventor of the first steam ship.

Robert Fulton (November 14, 1765 &ndash; February 24, 1815) was a U.S. engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat.

Robert Fulton

Robert Fulton (November 14, 1765 – February 24, 1815) was a U.S. engineer and inventor who is…

Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling (September 12, 1818 - February 26, 1903) was an American inventor best known for his invention of the Gatling gun, the first successful machine gun.

Richard Jordan Gatling

Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling (September 12, 1818 - February 26, 1903) was an American inventor best known…

(1819-1867) Inventor of the sewing machine and fought in the Civil War.

Elias Howe

(1819-1867) Inventor of the sewing machine and fought in the Civil War.

Keely was an inventor of a motion motor and used etheric technology.

John W. Keely

Keely was an inventor of a motion motor and used etheric technology.

(1824-1907) Physicist and inventor

Lord Kelvin

(1824-1907) Physicist and inventor

(1452-1519) Painter, sculpture and inventor during the high Renaissance.

Leonardo da Vinci

(1452-1519) Painter, sculpture and inventor during the high Renaissance.

(1452-1519) Famous Italian polymath who was a successful scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician, and writer.

Leonardo Da Vinci

(1452-1519) Famous Italian polymath who was a successful scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor,…

The first filament and bulb created by Thomas Edison.

Lightbulb

The first filament and bulb created by Thomas Edison.

(1875- ) Italian electrical engineer famous as the inventor of wireless telegraphy

Guglielmo Marconi

(1875- ) Italian electrical engineer famous as the inventor of wireless telegraphy

(1874-1937) Italian inventor and Nobel Prize winner for his invention of wireless telegraphy.

Guglielmo Marconi

(1874-1937) Italian inventor and Nobel Prize winner for his invention of wireless telegraphy.

Engineer and inventor, born near Bologna, Italy, in 1875. He developed material results in wireless telegraphy.

William Marconi

Engineer and inventor, born near Bologna, Italy, in 1875. He developed material results in wireless…

Inventor of the reaper

Cyrus Hall McCormick

Inventor of the reaper

(1809-1884) American inventor of the first reaping machine and founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company.

Cyrus Hall McCormick

(1809-1884) American inventor of the first reaping machine and founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine…

(1791-1872) American inventor of the Morse code.

Samuel Morse

(1791-1872) American inventor of the Morse code.

Inventor of Morse Code

Samuel Morse

Inventor of Morse Code

Inventor

Samuel Morse

Inventor

An artist and an inventor, born in Charlestown, Mass., April 27, 1791; died in New York City, April 2, 1872.

Samuel Morse

An artist and an inventor, born in Charlestown, Mass., April 27, 1791; died in New York City, April…

(1791-1872) Inventor of the Morse Code and a painter.

Samuel Morse

(1791-1872) Inventor of the Morse Code and a painter.

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 &ndash; April 2, 1872) was an American painter of portraits and historic scenes, the creator of a single wire telegraph system, and co-inventor, with Alfred Vail, of the Morse Code.

Samuel Finley Breese Morse

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American painter of portraits…