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Inventiveness

Archimedes
(287–212 B. C.) invented military engine which saved Syracuse. [Gk. Hist.: Hall, 31]
Bell, Alexander Graham
(1847–1922) inventor of telephone (1876). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 46]
Connecticut Yankee, the
made mechanical devices in the sixth century. [Am. Lit.: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court]
Dictynna
invented fishermen’s nets. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 79]
Edison, Thomas Alva
(1847–1931) inventor of many electrical devices. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 157]
Erechtheus
inventor of chariots. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 91]
Franklin, Benjamin
(1706–1790) gave us lightning rod, bifocals, efficient stove, etc. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 836]
Goldberg, Rube
(1883–1970) designed elaborate contraptions to effect simple results. [Am. Hist.: Espy, 111]
Gumbrill, Theodore, Jr.
designs trousers with built-in air-cushion seat. [Br. Lit.: Aldous Huxley Antic Hay in Benét, 39]
Leonardo da Vinci
(1452–1519) created prototypes for parachutes, submarines, tanks, helicopters. [Ital. Hist.: Plum, 185–200]
McVey, Hugh
invents and builds successful machines for farm and mine operators. [Am. Lit.: Anderson Poor White in Magill I, 762]
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