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1774, Mar 161810s1834
of Scipio, NY. He received two patents, one in 1814 and the other in 1819. His plow was cast iron and made in three parts so that a broken part could be replaced without purchasing a new plow. Wood enjoyed commercial success, but enjoyed little net profit as he had to spend the proceeds defending his patent from infringers.
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Jethro Wood to Thomas Jefferson:
1 October 1816
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Jethro Wood1774, Mar 161810
 
18191834

Philip Astley1742, Jan 81759
 
18141814, Jan 27
 an English equestrian, circus owner, and inventor, regarded as being the "father of the modern ci...
Robert Fulton1765, Nov 141793
 
18151815, Feb 24
 an American engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing a commercially successfu...
Samuel Hopkins1743, Dec 91759
 
18191818
 an American inventor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On July 31, 1790, he was granted the first ...
James S. McLeanunknown1790
 
1819unknown
 James Sylvanus McLean, a native of York, Pennsylvania, received a patent for an improvement in pi...
Peter Durandunknown1810
 
1819unknown
 a British merchant who is widely credited with receiving the first patent for the idea of preserv...
Eli Whitney1765, Dec 81793
 
18251825, Jan 8
 an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin. This was one of the key inventions ...
Rene Laennec1781, Feb 171804
 
18261826, Aug 13
 a French physician. He invented the stethoscope in 1816, while working at the Hôpital Necker, an...
Sir Humphry Davy1778, Dec 171795
 
18291829, May 29
 a Cornish chemist and inventor, who is best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkal...
Ithiel Town1784, Oct 31810
 
18431844, Jun 13
 a prominent American architect and civil engineer. One of the first generation of professional ar...
Karl Drais1785, Apr 291817
 
18451851, Dec 10
 a German inventor, who invented the Laufmaschine ("running machine"), also later called the veloc...
John Herschel1792, Mar 71816
 
18671871, May 11
 an English polymath, mathematician, astronomer, chemist, inventor, experimental photographer, and...
Charles Babbage1791, DEc 261815
 
18711871, Oct 18
 an English polymath. A mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer, Babbage is b...
Anyos Jedlik1800, Jan 111817
 
18731895, Dec 13
 a Hungarian inventor, engineer, physicist, and Benedictine priest. He was also a member of the Hu...
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