Ohio Inventors: Changing The Way We Live

You may not realize it, but many of the items we see or use everyday came from the minds of Ohioans. The famous Ohio inventors include:

Charles Brush- The arc lamp (Euclid-1878)

 

Garrett Morgan- The traffic light and gas mask (Cleveland-1922)

 

Orville and Wilbur Wright- The airplane (Dayton-1903)

 

Thomas Edison- Genius of Menlo Park and inventor of the practically used incandescent light bulb, phonograph, and movie camera (Milan-1880)

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Josephine Cochran- The dishwasher (Ashtabula-1886)

 

Murray Spangler- The vacuum cleaner (Canton-1908)

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James Ritty- The mechanical cash register (Dayton-1879)

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Amos Tyler- First to patent chewing gum (Toledo-1869)

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Charles Kettering- The electric ignition for automobiles (Dayton-1912)

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Roy Plunkett- Discovered Teflon (New Carlisle-1938)

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Coburn Haskell- The modern day “dimpled” golf ball (Cleveland-1899)

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Due to the significant impact that Ohio inventors have had on the nation and the unique design of the building, the National Inventors Hall of Fame was located in Akron from 1995 to 2011. Eventually, it was relocated to Alexandria, Virginia however the building still remains open as the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Magnet School, an Akron public middle school.