Who are the real inventors of the most famous inventions in human history?
In this article, you will see clearly the failure of history to give patents to their true owners!
How many inventions worked on, but all their efforts went with the wind after being attributed to other people, some of these inventions were stolen and others developed by others and attributed to themselves.
For example, can you believe that most of the inventions attributed to the great inventor (Thomas Edison) are not his, but rather are the result of research and development carried out by some of the men who worked under him in (Menlo Park), such as the electric lightbulb, after research and study of history he saw for us [we are human beings now ] that we can not give credit to (Edison) for inventing the light bulb, but that he modified someone else’s work and eventually credited the invention to him!
In fact, many inventions and innovations – in the form of the Wright brothers’ plane – were the continuous innovations of many inventors. By the way, in 1902 the Wright brothers patented the first glider that flies in the sky, and in 1903 the brothers designed the first powered aircraft called the Flyer, but the Wright Brothers did not obtain the patent until May of the year 1906 after they applied in March 1903, 9 months before the first successful flight.
In this article, we will tell you the stories hidden behind some of the famous inventions that have been attributed to people other than their inventors over time:
The German-Dutch scientist (Hans Lippershey) was the first to apply for a patent for the refracting telescope before he succeeded in designing his own.
It is known today that the inventor of the telescope is Galileo, he is responsible for designing the device that he used to study the stars, the rings of Saturn, Jupiter, and its moons. In 1609 Galileo began working on the telescope’s design and then made some modifications to it after he read a report published by the German lens maker- Dutch (Hans Lippershey).
Hans applied for a patent for his device, but the Dutch authorities rejected his application because there were many similar devices to his invention in the Low Countries. Unfortunately, the miserable telescope maker (Hans Lippershey) did not obtain a patent despite being the first to call this invention the name of the Refracting telescope.
Galileo made some modifications to his invention, but he did not apply for a patent at a time when many European inventors were working on designing their own telescopes, and in the summer of 1609 Hans succeeded in designing a telescope with a magnification of six times, but Galileo overcame He designed a telescope more powerful than Hans’ telescope, in addition to that Galileo worked to promote his invention and sold it to European merchants and navigators, unlike Hans, and since that time the patent was attributed to Galileo, while Hans returned to the manufacture of medical lenses.
(Robert Fulton) did not invent the steamship, but designed the first submarine
for the French Navy. Image: Wikimedia
The invention of the steamboat is associated with the name of the American engineer and inventor (Robert Fulton), but some believe that the American inventor (John Fitch) is the one who launched the first steamboat in the Delaware River in 1787 during the presence of delegates from the American Constitutional Convention, but in fact, the invention of the boat cannot be attributed The steam engine for either of these two American inventors. Going back in history, it is clear that the French were the first to use boats powered by steam engines. Four years before the presentation by Fitch in the Delaware River, the French inventor (Claude de Joffre) had succeeded in launching the first steam-powered ship and rowing wheels on the French Seine.
Fulton spent more than two decades in Europe and was aware of de Geoffrey’s work. While in France, Fulton built the first man-powered submarine called “Nautilus” for the French government led by Bonaparte, after which he met Fulton. The American lawyer and politician (Robert Livingston) and then the American Minister in France.
In 1807, Fulton and Livingston began using the Fulton-designed steamer Killermont to transport goods and people on the Hudson River between New York and Albany. The inventor of steamboats, but as a result of their use in commerce, he became an investor in the eyes of the American public.
Credit goes back a lot thanks to credit goes back to Nikola Tesla. Image: Wikimedia
It is common knowledge nowadays that the radio was invented by (Marconi), but it is like the rest of the famous inventions that several inventors contributed to developing. In the last decade of the nineteenth century, Marconi conducted some experiments using techniques and materials developed by another inventor, Nikola Tesla.
Tesla was the first to discover that messages could be sent and received from long distances using his own invention “Tesla coil“, and in 1900 Marconi obtained a patent for radio transmission after using many of the research and techniques developed by Tesla, then Tesla sued Marconi for infringing his patents.
Tesla did not think he had the ability to attract attention with his development of the radio, and he did not have enough money to continue developing his invention with the same enthusiasm shown by Marconi, and in the late 1890s, Tesla built a boat with a remote control after which he exhibited in Manhattan but failed to attract attention to him.
Marconi died in 1937 after he became famous around the world as the inventor of the radio, and Tesla died after him in 1943, convinced that he was the true inventor of the radio. After Tesla’s death, the Supreme Court declared that Tesla is the true inventor of the radio, but he is still credited with The invention of the radio goes back to Marconi to this day.
The sewing machine invented by Elias Howe has many features that were not available on previous machines, including the lockstitch. Image: Wikimedia
The credit for the invention of the sewing machine is attributed to the American inventor (Elias Howe), who obtained a patent for this machine in 1946 and is the first American to obtain a patent for a lockstitch sewing machine. After that, other inventors began making sewing machines to compete with (Howe), including (Isaac Singer) Here begins the fierce competition between Howe and Singer.
(Singer) resorted to the use of the expertise of inventor (Walter Hunt), who was making machines himself, but he did not apply for a patent, but he obtained a patent for inventing the safety buckle in 1849, but after the great efforts made by (Singer) and ( Hunt was in court for attributing the invention of the sewing machine to them, but they failed, although the machine that Hunt designed in 1833 is similar to Howe’s machine.
At a time when Howe was embroiled in a struggle with Singer in court to protect his sewing machine patent, many other inventors were claiming to be the ones who developed the sewing machine, but Howe was able to prove that his machine outperformed the rest. It was able to solve all the technical problems that existed in the previous versions.
Eventually, Jenkins’s movie projector was marketed
as the “Pantascope” and was claimed by Edison.
Photo: Library of Congress
Thomas Edison claimed that he invented the cinema projector, but in fact, he did not invent it. Francis Jenkins is the real inventor of this device, which he called (Pantascope) and described it to the press as a “dropbox for moving pictures” in 1894, later collaborated (Jenkins) with his friend (Thomas Armat) to improve the device and patent it for themselves in 1897, but soon they disagreed over the ownership of the device and their partnership collapsed, then (Jenkins) lost interest in (Pantascope) and sold the patent to his former partner.
Later (Armat) joined the company (Edison) and sold him the patent for the device (Pantascope) after he made some improvements and modifications, then (Edison) attributed this invention to himself and changed his name to become (Vitascope), as for (Jenkins) he had started He worked in the automobile industry before moving into the television industry in the 1920s.
(Edison) used this device as a passport to introduce him to the world of filmmaking, where he was used to showing vaudeville films in theaters, after that his company began producing films in New Jersey in addition to promoting and selling the (Vitascope) device.
British inventor (Antonio Meucci) designed dozens of phones long before Graham Bell made some modifications to them. Image: Wikimedia
Anthony Meucci was an Italian immigrant living on Staten Island in America when he began designing a device that would allow his wife to call him in his basement laboratory while she was in her second-floor bedroom. Meucci studied the electromagnetic reproduction of sound and used his studies to create voice communication systems. After long days of work and study, Meucci sent his invention to the American Telegraph and Telephone Company in New York asking them to test the device over long distances using telegraph lines, but after two years he did not receive ( Miucci) no response from the company and when he told them he wanted to get the device back they told him they had lost it.
In 1976, the Smithsonian held a ceremony in honor of the centenary of the invention of the telephone, which was attributed to Alexander Graham Bell in 1876, where Meucci was honored as one of the eight inventors who had contributed to this invention.
Meucci called his invention Teletrofono and patented it, but in 1874 it was withdrawn. Meucci provided mankind with many inventions, including electric processing, candle molds, the development of coffee filters, and other inventions, but his list of inventions does not include the invention of the telephone.
7. Richard Buckminster Fuller and the Geodesic Dome:
The Dymaxion House was designed by American architect Fuller at
the Henry Ford Museum.
In the late 1940s, Fuller was a teacher at Black Mountain University during summer courses, but in 1948 he began his design journey after students and teachers encouraged him and his journey ended with his design for the geodesic dome.
The American architect and inventor (Fuller) were seeking to construct a building that could fully support his weight, and he was able to achieve his goal as his first designs were very popular due to their modern and exotic appearance, and eventually (Fuller) registered more than twenty US patents and was known as the inventor of the geodesic dome.
In fact, Fuller was not the original inventor of these domes, but rather they were invented by the German engineer (Walther Bauersfeld) who specializes in designing planetariums, as he built the first planetarium on the roof of the factory (Carl Zeiss) in (Gina – Germany) in 1923, but After more than two decades had passed, Fuller seized the design of (Bauersfeld) and attributed it to himself and obtained a patent in 1954 No. 2,682,235 for his design of the geodesic dome, but later it became clear that his design is similar to the designs of (Bauersfeld), but he did not recognize the work of this German engineer.
8. Fuller claimed to have invented some terms that other people had invented:
Fuller claims he invented the pill. Photo: Library of Congress
Dynamic Maximum Tension concepts occupied an important aspect in the domes that Fuller designed and called these concepts Dymaxion, which means “maximum use of limited power input.” Fuller also used this term repeatedly as the name of the car that Designed by him and the famous Dymaxion House on display in the Ford Museum and a map of the world, he even used the term to describe his habit of sleeping for short periods instead of sleeping for eight hours straight, but after two years he stopped this habit.
In fact, Fuller did not invent the term himself. When one of his designs for futuristic homes was to be shown in Chicago’s Marshall Fields, the store decided to hire Waldo Warren, a local advertising campaign specialist, to get a name that would attract customers. Warren for several hours listens to Fuller talk about his habit of making up words when Warren suggests the name Dymaxion, and Fuller likes the name and agrees to use it.
9. Milton Hershey’s Chocolate Bars:
Chocolate bars were not invented by Hershey, as shown in this
advertisement published during World War I. Image: Wikimedia
Many Americans have long believed that Milton Hershey is the inventor of chocolate bars who opened the Hershey Chocolate Company in Pennsylvania, and began manufacturing chocolate bars similar to street lamps and called them (Hershey’s Cases), but in fact (Hershey’s) did not invent chocolate. He also did not invent milk chocolate despite being the most famous person in the world of chocolate and candy in America, but chocolate appeared for the first time in England in 1847 when (Joseph Fry) mixed the cocoa paste with sugar and put the mixture inside one of the molds, and after two years he joined him (John Cadbury).
As for the invention of milk chocolate, it was the invention of (Henry Nestlé), who was specialized in the manufacture of infant formula. In 1875 (Henry Nestlé) worked with (Daniel Peter) and they added chocolate to milk, and after four years the Nestlé company was established.
Milk chocolate was not introduced to the market until 1900, and seven years later the Hershey’s Kisses chocolate was launched, but in 1942 its manufacture was stopped due to a shortage of packaging papers. (Hershey) obtained a US patent in 1924 for his invention of milk chocolate wrapping papers, meaning that he did not obtain a patent for the invention of chocolate.
10. Henry Ford and the Car:
The Ford River Rouge plant is located in Dearborn. Photo: The National Archives
(Henry Ford) is not the inventor of cars, nor did he contribute to the creation of the assembly line process or the use of interchangeable parts in the automobile industry, but the question here is who is the real automobile (Car) inventor?
This question has been answered by several names, but the most accurate answer is (Oliver Evans), who is the first American to obtain a patent for cars, and he is the first to patent a continuous production line in manufacturing. In 1784, Evans invented water-powered mills or Steam which turns wheat into flour.
The car was Evans’ greatest invention, but he did not get a patent, although he is credited with changing the world and making cars accessible to everyone. In 1805, Evans made the first steam-powered car but later discovered that steam is not the substance. Suitable for operating cars, and in 1908 the Ford Motor Company introduced a car (Ford Model T), one of the features this car is the steering wheel that was on the left and soon other car manufacturers in America applied this feature to their cars.
11. Henry Ford devised ways to spy on his employees:
The employees of Ford were paid well, but Henry Ford commanded
them to behave well outside the factory. Image: Wikimedia
Ford was right when he set a daily wage of $5 and work five days a week, but he did not raise the wages of his workers so that they could buy his cars, but rather mitigate the high turnover of employees in his factories.
In 1913, more than 50,000 employees were appointed to the Ford company, although its factories did not need only 14,000 employees, and the rest were employees who left their work to be compensated by other employees, and Ford did this despite the high cost to ensure the smooth running Hassan for his facilities.
The doubling of their wages to $5 a day did not come without tax on the employees, as they had to comply with the orders of the company’s social affairs office and enforce the laws, for example, they were not allowed to gamble or drink alcohol, and some investigators from the Ford Company were appointed to visit the homes of employees to verify As for single women, their wages were not high unless they were the only breadwinners in the house, and men married to working women did not receive wage increases because Ford did not like the idea of women working outside the home, all of these things were It plays a major role in increasing or decreasing the wages of its employees.
12. Monopoly, the Parker Brothers, Charles Darrow, and Elizabeth Magee
One of Darrow’s drawings of the game Monopoly,
which he patented. Image: Wikimedia
This game focuses on buying real estate and the winner is the player who buys the largest possible number of real estate. Questions have abounded about the origin of this game since it was released by the Parker Brothers Company for the game industry in 1935, where this company claimed that it contributed to the creation of this game, but the real inventor is Charles Darrow.
During the 1920s and 1930s, many games similar to Monopoly were promoted, but the Parker Brothers company managed to obtain a patent from Charles Darrow with an affidavit by the latter claiming to be the sole inventor of the game, but later In 1935, the director of the Parker Brothers Company, Robert Barton, learned that Darrow’s claims were not true.
It later turned out that Darrow had stolen many of the rules in the game (The Landlord), which was invented by (Elizabeth Magee) and patented in 1903, but the Parker Brothers company rejected this game twice in the twenties of the last century, considering it a game Purely political, as it focused on proving the idea that paying rent leads to the bankruptcy of tenants and the enrichment of real estate owners, and the company still recognizes (Darrow) as the sole inventor of the game Monopoly in addition to some other games released by the company in the fifties, as the Parker Brothers company ) released the game (The Landlord), but it did not have great success.
13. Thomas Edison and the Light Bulb:
Thomas was an expert in the art of
self-promotion. Image: Wikimedia
Edison’s invention of the light bulb has long been the subject of doubt, although he is considered one of the many who researched the possibility of using electricity as a light source, there were no fewer than twenty patents for the light bulb before Edison, so we cannot say that (Edison) is the real inventor of the light bulb, but he is the only person who mastered it, but Edison’s work coincided with the work of (Joseph Swan), who mastered making light bulbs using the same materials that Edison used, and they entered the business world in England together.
(Edison) became known as the inventor of the light bulb in addition to many other inventions that he did not invent due to his skills in self-promotion and public relations, as he attracted attention to all the inventions that came out of his factories and laboratories and attracted investors to him, as for his greatest achievement was the opening of a research laboratory industrial park in Menlo Park, New Jersey, USA.
14. Edison and the Phonograph:
Edison relied heavily on the work of his predecessors to invent and did not acknowledge his act. Image: Wikimedia
The invention of the phonograph is credited to Thomas Edison, who patented it in 1878, but it was not the first device that could record sounds, but at that time it was the only device that could record and restore sound, and despite Edison’s many inventions ) to mankind as the telegraph, but he did not get the title of greatest inventor in America until after he invented the phonograph, which he did not market at first.
Edison and his team did not admit that they had used the work of another inventor to invent the phonograph, as they took many of the ideas of the French inventor (Edward Lyon Scott Martinville), in 1857 (Martinville) obtained a French patent for inventing a device that was called “acoustic imaging” This device records sound by converting it into optical images through the use of a feather that records sound vibrations on a glass plate, but Martinville failed to market his invention, meaning that the method used by Edison in his invention of the phonograph is similar to Martinville’s method, but Edison and his team did not acknowledge the significant contribution Martinville’s work had to them.
15. Louis Le Prince and the Motion Pictures:
The disappearance of the motion picture inventor (Louis Le Prince) remains a mystery to researchers. Image: Wikimedia
(Louis Le Prince) was the first to shoot moving clips using single-lens cameras, and in 1888 he obtained an American patent for his invention of the camera, which was used as a recording device and as a display device for images, and by 1889 Le Prince was ready to launch his invention in the United States He also planned to display his device to the public in September 1890, in addition to his trip to England to obtain an English patent, and another to France to display his invention there, but he disappeared while traveling by train in France without being He leaves a trail, as his body has not been found, although parts of his luggage were found in Paris.
In 1898, the American company (Motoscope) filed a lawsuit in court against (Edison), who claimed at the time that he was the one who invented the cinematographic camera at a time when it was preparing to market the device invented by (Le Prince), where he called his son (Adolphe) To testify in court and defend his father, Edison won the case, and two years later Adolf was shot dead on Fire Island in New York.
16. Was Thomas Edison the Inventor of Movie Piracy?
Edison flooded America with fake copies of George Mehlis' masterpiece, A Journey to the Moon. Image: Wikimedia
The French director (Georges Melies) produced the movie “Journey to the Moon” in 1902, which is considered the first science fiction movie in history and caused a sensation in both France and England at the time, but Thomas Edison was at that time determined to monopolize the market. Cinematic films in all its aspects, and decided that he would not allow the movie (Mehlis) to be shown in America and reap great success as happened in France and England, so he bribed the specialist in showing films in America to hand him a copy of the film and made multiple copies and distributed them throughout America, where The film was shown in America as produced by (Edison), and he made a huge fortune behind him without giving (Mellis) a single cent.
Edison succeeded in keeping Millis out of the American film market, but he did not stop there but instead hired some of his people to make sure that the films produced by his studios were protected from unscrupulous theater owners, and Edison’s tyrannical actions and his monopoly on the American film market-led To the migration of many producers in New York and New Jersey to the West.
17.Benjamin Franklin did not invent street lamps but helped develop them:
Franklin made many inventions such as the
Franklin stove but he did not invent street lamps. Image: Wikimedia
Before the invention of electric lighting, the municipality of London supplied its streets with oil street lamps, but (Franklin) found that these lamps are ineffective, as he believed that the circular design of these lamps did not allow smoke from the combustion of oil that obstructed the light and that cleaning them was not easy. Waste of time, as lamps were fragile and easily broken, in short, London was wasting expensive whale oil to light its streets and to no avail.
Franklin contributed to the improvement of these lamps, as he suggested replacing the circular lamps with rectangular glass lamps, and he also suggested leaving a hole at the top to allow smoke to escape and using thicker glass, for this reason, we cannot say that (Franklin) is the inventor of these lamps, but that he added some Modify an old invention and attribute it to him, just as Thomas Edison did.
18. Igor Sikorsky and the invention of the helicopter:
Sikorsky and the first helicopter in Russia in 1910. Image: Wikimedia
The invention of the helicopter is credited to the Russian inventor (Igor Sikorsky) although his first helicopter was the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 in the United States, he did not invent the swivel mechanism to propel planes up.
The first helicopter designed by (Sikorsky) was the H-1 in 1909, but the term “helicopter” first appeared in 1861 when a French inventor designed the first helicopter using a steam engine, but later discovered that this plane is too heavy and will not be able to fly. At the end of the decade, the French (Alphonse Penaud) designed and produced models of helicopters as toys, as the US Secretary bought these toys as gifts for his sons.
In 1908, Thomas Edison obtained a patent for his design of a helicopter, but his plane never flew in the sky, and by that time there were many other helicopters, some of which flew in the sky and others that had not yet been tested. This invention is for one person, especially after the discovery of models and drawings of helicopters in ancient China. Leonardo da Vinci also designed a model of one of the aircraft that works by rotating force and called it “the air screw”, but it did not fly in the sky because it was not safe.
19. Edgar Allan Poe and Mystery Novels:
The invention of detective fiction has been attributed to Poe, although there were others who preceded him, including Voltaire. Photo: Library of Congress
Edgar Allan Poe was an expert in American mystery novels, a writer and literary critic who is credited with this type of fantasy novel, as written entertaining mysteries did not appear until the early nineteenth century, due to the lack of official police departments at the time, the days when investigators were Those who solve crimes.
(Poe) wrote puzzles, including the story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” in 1841, and he also contributed to the investigation stories by creating the fictional character (C. Auguste Dubin), who first appeared in the story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue“, and this character occupied an essential part In subsequent fictional detective stories, she also did not lose sight of the character (Sherlock Holmes) and (Hercule Poirot).
But detective fiction is only a branch of mystery novels, meaning that Poe contributed to the development of this type of literature, but he did not invent it, as Voltaire preceded him in writing riddles in the novel (Zadeg) which he had written in the eighteenth century. In 1819, A.TA. Hoffmann wrote the novel (Mademoiselle de Scuderie), in which the main character tries to solve the mystery by deciphering and conducting some investigations, however (Edgar Allan Poe) is still considered the inventor of mystery and investigation stories, and he is honored annually as the best American mystery storybooks.
20. Samuel Morse and the Electric Telegraph:
Cook and Whitson’s telegraph was working well before
Morse invented the telegraph. Image: Wikimedia
The principle of the electric telegraph is based on encoding letters with electrical impulses that are sent through separate wires and then extracted and printed. The electric telegraph, invented by (Samuel Morse) in 1838, was not the first of its kind, as (Samuel) made many modifications to old versions, and the telegraph system The electric invented by Cook and Whitson was in use in England years before Samuel invented it, but the difference between them is that Cook and Whitson’s telegraph did not need a code to operate it.
Later (Morse) invented a simpler system to operate the telegraph that relies on a single wire, and its components were much simpler, which reduced the costs of making it, but it needed a special code to operate it, which is still known from that time to this day as Morse code.
At the outbreak of the American Civil War, the Morse system had spread in Europe and the United States, but the Cook and Whitson system was the first patented electric telegraph system, meaning that Morse was not the inventor of the electric telegraph, and the International Morse Code It was created by Friedrich Gerock, who replaced the original Morse code with some changes to it.
21. Joseph Guillotine and the Guillotine:
Louis XVI of France was one of thousands executed on the guillotine during the French Revolution and the French Wars. Image: Wikimedia
One of the most erroneous historical facts is that the guillotine was invented by the French doctor (Joseph Guillotin), as some stories tell that (Guillotine) was executed on the guillotine, but it is not a true story, in fact, there were many machines that were invented to cut off the head, including the one that It was invented by the German (Tobias Schmidt) in cooperation with the French (Louis Antoine), which was similar to the guillotine (Guillotine), which means that (Guillotine) did nothing but suggest the use of this machine in French executions.
(JosephGuillotine) was a doctor and politician as he was an opponent of the application of capital punishments, but when he learned that it was impossible to abolish the death penalty in France he suggested the use of quick and less bloody means to apply death sentences such as the guillotine instead of using quarrying and other means of torture, and it was adopted as a means of implementing punishments Execution during the French Revolution, and since that time this machine has become known as the Guten machine, and Guten died in 1814 in Paris of natural causes, meaning that he was not executed by guillotine, as is rumored.
22. George Washington Carver and Peanut Butter:
For a long time, many believed that American inventor George Washington Carver invented peanut butter, but he did not invent it. Image: Wikimedia
(George Washington Carver) received the title of inventor of peanut butter a long time ago, as he was an important agricultural scientist and also contributed to the application of the idea of agricultural crop rotation to maintain the safety and quality of agricultural soil, and produced more than 100 recipes using peanuts and distributed them to farmers, while After (Carver) tried to use peanuts to manufacture some products, but all his attempts failed and did not achieve any financial success, and his attempts continued from 1915 until 1823 while he was at the Tuskegee Institute, where he tried to invent some alternative uses for many foods such as peanuts, walnuts, sweet potatoes, and legumes, but he did not invent peanut butter.
Although some evidence indicates that the first to grind nuts and turn them into a paste was the Aztec peoples, the first to obtain an American patent for grinding roasted peanuts and mixing them with sugar was the Canadian (Marcellus Edson) in 1898, then John Kellogg, the owner of The Kellogg Food Company patented a peanut butter made from boiled peanuts in 1898. Later, several Kellogg employees developed their own recipes and marketed them under different names after they resigned from the company.
In the 1930s, other well-known commercial companies appeared at the American level, including the Peter Pan Company in 1928 and the Skippy Company in 1932, meaning that (George Washington Carver) is not the original inventor of peanut butter in the United States of America.
23. George Washington and the Seeding Machine:
A schematic diagram of a Jethro Toll seed sowing machine that looks similar to the Washington machine. Image: Wikimedia
As we mentioned earlier, (George Washington Carver) was a farmer who planted his farms in Mount Vernon with alternative crops after tobacco drained the soil, and he also invented many new products such as beer, whiskey, and flour in his own factories, as many believed that (Washington) is the inventor of the plow after He displayed it in his stores claiming that it was his invention, but it was clear that he meant that it was his design and not his invention.
Washington was familiar with seed planting machines through his communication with other farmers in Europe and America, where he learned that the horse-drawn planting machine that distributes seeds in lines had been invented by an English farmer named Jethro Tull, and he proved the invention of Tull. It is more productive than spreading seeds by hand or digging and planting seeds, especially since his invention was planting seeds at the appropriate depth, and by 1760 (Washington) adopted many of the methods followed by (Tull) and used many of the machines he invented.
24. Thomas Jefferson and the Swivel Chair:
A picture of Edison sitting in a swivel chair was invented by the famous American Thomas Jefferson. Image: Wikimedia
The swivel chair was not the invention of a furniture maker or a lazy boss or a bar owner, but rather the invention of Thomas Jefferson while he was in Philadelphia for the Continental Congress that passed the Declaration of Independence. We don’t know if Jefferson was sitting in one of these chairs during Writing a draft of the Declaration of Independence, but we know that he was the person who supplied the Philadelphia Furniture Company with the specifications of this chair, and when Jefferson returned to Monticello in Iowa, USA, he took the chair with him to his workshop and made many modifications to it, meaning that he was not satisfied with the work. Done by Philadelphia Furniture Company.
(Jefferson) invented many other inventions such as the printing bench, and the machine for making pasta that he developed while he was in Paris and Italy, and it is also rumored that he is credited with bringing ice cream to the United States and developing ice cream machines, but this is not true, although there are some recipes To make handwritten ice cream flavors he gave to Philadelphia candy makers, ice cream was in American cookbooks decades ago.
25. Abner Doubleday and Baseball:
Some believe Doubleday was the inventor of baseball, but evidence suggests otherwise. Image: Wikimedia
The Mills Committee acknowledged that baseball was invented by (Abner Doubleday) in 1908, as he invented it to separate the American baseball game from the old British baseball game, and this committee was chaired by the President of the National League (Abraham Mills) with the support of the President of the American League (Albert Spaulding). This committee claimed that Doubleday invented baseball rules in 1839, and the first American baseball game was played at Cooperstown Stadium in New York that year, and the National Baseball Museum acknowledges Doubleday as the official inventor of baseball.
The origin of this game is still a subject of great controversy in American history, as some references and documents from some American towns indicate that American baseball and British baseball were present in America before 1839, but Spaulding worked hard to attribute the invention of this game For America, where he indicated in his book “The American National Game” that the inventor of the American game was a hero of the Civil War, although all evidence indicates that the American baseball game has evolved over time, he is still considered (Abner Doubleday) the official inventor For this game to this day.