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inspires the founding of goodyear tire and rubber company, though had no direct connections to the business
William Kelly/ Sir Henry Bessemer
"The Bessemer Process" and the "Bessemer Converter" contribute greatly to the industrial revolution of the gilded age
Samuel Finley Breese Morse
the first inter-city telegraphic message is sent in 1844 from Baltimore to Washington DC "what hath God wrought"
First thought to have medicinal properties, crude oil proves greater value as a lubricant and fuel source
founded westinghouse electric company and developed the common use of AC rather than DC electricity
combines an internal combustion engine with a set of bicycle tires to come up with his "tin lizzie" or "horseless carriage"
assembly line mass-production of the automobile puts detroit and suburban america on the map
first to apply electromagnetic waves to transmit "wireless" messages across a long distance, invents radio
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