The freezer was invented in 1876 by Carl von Linden, a German engineer. However, his invention was based on the work of earlier experiments with refrigeration technology.Continue Reading
The first person to use artificially manufactured ice for food preservation was James Harrison in 1857. His applications were meat packing and brewing.
In 1859, Ferdinand Carre adapted the original design to use ammonia, rather than air.
Carl von Linden's contribution was to establish the process of liquefying gas. In 1927, General Electric released the new technology to the public.
Prior to the invention of the freezer, people used snow and ice to preserve their food.Learn more about Inventions
Charles-Augustin de Coulomb was a French physicist and engineer who established a theory known as Coulomb's Law and was praised for his work in torsion balances; he also did work on magnetism and electricity. His force theories explained electrical charges, magnetic repulsion and magnetic attraction. The coulomb, which is a unit of measurement, is named in de Coulomb's honor.Full Answer >
Dynamite was invented in 1866 by Swedish construction engineer Alfred Nobel as a more manageable method of blasting rock. He patented his invention in England and Sweden the following year.Full Answer >
Eugene Morrison Stoner is credited with inventing the American M16 while working as chief engineer for ArmaLite. The M16 became the standard-issue assault rifle of the U.S. military in 1963.Full Answer >
The lint roller, or brush, was invented in 1956 by Nick McKay Sr., an electrical engineer and entrepreneur. He and his wife began a company called Helmac Products Corporation in the basement of their home and sold the product under the name, The Lint Pic-Up.Full Answer >