(1732-1792) Inventor of mechanical cotton-spinning

Sir Richard Arkwright

(1732-1792) Inventor of mechanical cotton-spinning

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.

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.

(1809-1870) Admiral in the United States Navy

Admiral John Dahlgren

(1809-1870) Admiral in the United States Navy

(1778-1829) British chemist and inventor remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali and alkaline earth metals, as well as contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine and iodine.

Sir Humphrey Davy

(1778-1829) British chemist and inventor remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali and…

James Buchanan Eads (May 23, 1820 – 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."—Scudder, 1897

Thomas Alva Edison

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

John Ericsson (July 31, 1803 – 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 – 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,…

(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,…

(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

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 – 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…

An American inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat.

Robert Fulton

An American inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat.

A young Eliphalet Remington working on his rifle. Eliphalet Remington (1793-1861) was a blacksmith and made the revolutionary Remington sporting rifle.

Gunsmith: Eliphalet Remington

A young Eliphalet Remington working on his rifle. Eliphalet Remington (1793-1861) was a blacksmith and…

"There's an end to my troubles," said William Seward Burroughs as he threw into the street the first fifty adding machines he had made. He wished nothing to remain to remind him of this early failure." -Hill, 1921

Inventor: Burroughs

"There's an end to my troubles," said William Seward Burroughs as he threw into the street the first…

(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,…

(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

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – 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…

Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford (26 March 1753 – 21 August 1814) was an Anglo-American physicist and inventor whose challenges to established physical theory were part of the 19th century revolution in thermodynamics.

Count Rumford

Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford (26 March 1753 – 21 August 1814) was an Anglo-American physicist…

Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, commonly called Prince Rupert of the Rhine, (17 December 1619 – 29 November 1682), soldier, inventor and amateur artist in mezzotint. He was a soldier from a young age, fighting against Spain in the Netherlands and the Holy Roman Empire in Germany. Aged 23, he was appointed commander of the Royalist cavalry during the English Civil War. He surrendered after the Battle of Naseby and was banished from the British Isles. He spent some time in Royalist forces in exile, first on land then at sea. He then became a buccaneer in the Caribbean. Following the restoration, Rupert returned to England, becoming a naval commander, inventor, artist and first Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company. Prince Rupert died in England in 1682, aged 62.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine

Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, commonly called Prince Rupert of the Rhine, (17…

(1781-1848) Railway engineer  who constructed the first locomotive.

George Stephenson

(1781-1848) Railway engineer who constructed the first locomotive.

(1781-1848) Great inventor of the rail and roadbed

George Stephenson

(1781-1848) Great inventor of the rail and roadbed

(1857- ) Austria-Hungarian electrician, physicist, and inventor

Nikola Tesla

(1857- ) Austria-Hungarian electrician, physicist, and inventor

(1732-1819) Inventor

James Watt

(1732-1819) Inventor

(1736-1819) Inventor of the steam engine

James Watt

(1736-1819) Inventor of the steam engine

James Watt (19 January 1736 – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both Britain and the world.

James Watts

James Watt (19 January 1736 – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer…

Inventor

Eli Whitney

Inventor