Henry Bessemer invented a steel production process that led to the Industrial Revolution. His invention allowed for the large-scale production of steel while taking out the impurities.Continue Reading
Bessemer had other inventions including a group of steam-powered machines. He also invented a sugar cane crushing machine. Bessemer's career as an inventor began when he invented a forgery-proof technology that prevented the falsification of the official authorization stamp of the British government. The stamp was placed on numerous documents, including deeds. The forgeries resulted in lost revenue for the government. Bessemer's invention changed the stamp to a seal that was embossed into the fibers of documents. As a result, forgers were unable to duplicate the process and could not bypass the government stamp.
In exchange for his invention, the British government offered him a job in the Stamps Office. While working there, Bessemer discovered a more cost-efficient method of stamping documents. In return for his trouble, his supervisor took his idea and fired him. He learned to ensure that all of his ideas were legally protected. Years later, Bessemer sought payment for his idea. He was compensated by the British government with an honorary knighthood. For his work on the steel manufacturing process, he made a small fortune.Learn more about Inventions
Henry Ford did not invent anything, but he innovated and revolutionized the automobile and manufacturing. Although he is often referred to as the inventor of the automobile, the first true automobile was invented by Karl Benz in 1885 or 1886. Ford, however, improved greatly on the design and price of the automobile making him the father of the modern car.Full Answer >
Joseph Henry invented the electric telegraph. In 1830 Henry demonstrated the potential of a William Sturgeon device for long-distance communication by sending an electrical current over 1 mile of wire to activate an electromagnet, which caused a bell to strike. Although Henry created the first electric telegraph, other inventors made the telegraph a commercial success.Full Answer >
Dr. Henry Sampson did not invent the cellphone, but he did invent a number of advances in solid-state rocket propellant and a gamma-electric cell for generating electricity from gamma radiation. The invention of the cellphone is credited to Dr. Martin Cooper.Full Answer >
Henry Ford didn't invent the car, but instead developed the assembly line to speed up production and decrease costs. The original Model T Ford quickly ushered in the age of the automobile, resulting in roads being constructed across the country, which helped the steel and rubber industries grow.Full Answer >