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Greek lyric poet of Lesbos; reputed inventor of Alcaic verse (611-580 BC) Alcaeus
United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922) Alexander Bell , Alexander Graham Bell , Bell
dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel
telephone inventor Bell
British inventor and metallurgist who developed the Bessemer process (1813-1898) Bessemer , Sir Henry Bessemer
United States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called the Peacemaker) (1855-1926) Browning , John M. Browning , John Moses Browning
United States inventor who patented the first practical adding machine (1855-1898) Burroughs , William Seward Burroughs
American inventor who in 1775 designed a man-propelled submarine that was ineffectual but subsequently earned him recognition as a submarine pioneer (1742-1824) Bushnell , David Bushnell , Father of the Submarine
United States inventor of vulcanized rubber (1800-1860) Charles Goodyear , Goodyear
United States electrical engineer and inventor (born in Germany) (1865-1923) Charles Proteus Steinmetz , Steinmetz
German inventor who designed and built the first rigid motorized dirigible (1838-1917) Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin , Zeppelin
piano inventor Cristofori
United States inventor and manufacturer of a mechanical harvester (1809-1884) Cyrus Hall McCormick , Cyrus McCormick , McCormick
(Greek mythology) an Athenian inventor who built the labyrinth of Minos; to escape the labyrinth he fashioned wings for himself and his son Icarus Daedal , Daedalus
French inventor of the first practical photographic process, the daguerreotype (1789-1851) Daguerre , Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre
United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one-step photographic process (1909-1991) Din Land , Edwin Herbert Land , Land
United States inventor of a dry-plate process of developing photographic film and of flexible film (his firm introduced roll film) and of the box camera and of a process for color photography (1854-1932) Eastman , George Eastman
United States inventor; inventions included the phonograph and incandescent electric light and the microphone and the Kinetoscope (1847-1931) Edison , Thomas Alva Edison , Thomas Edison
United States inventor of the mechanical cotton gin (1765-1825) Eli Whitney , Whitney
United States inventor who built early sewing machines and won suits for patent infringement against other manufacturers (including Isaac M. Singer) (1819-1867) Elias Howe , Howe
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