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Tag Archives: Inventors
Many of us don’t often think about how everyday objects came to be: washing machines, zippers, fire escapes, even the board games we play. But behind them all is a person with an idea. Davenport citizens have been responsible for … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Alan Clapp, Arthur Kottman, Bread Slicer, Burial Vault, Charles Petskeyes, Cooking Pan, Dossa D. Evins, Edward Lager, Embalming, Fire Escapes, Harry Criner, Inventions, Inventors, John Heuermann, Lorenz Wahle, Lottie Boies Clapp, Minnie Werner, Nicholaus Schroeder, Otto Rohwedder, Peterson Paper Company, Taylor Creech, William Bettendorf, X-Rays Leave a comment
Davenport Inventors: Patently the Best
Davenport has had its share of inventors over the years, including Alexander F. Victor, who held almost eighty patents for his film projecting equipment; William Voss, whose washing machines brought laundry to a whole new level, and Otto F. Rohwedder;* … Continue reading
Meet Frank McElroy
Davenport has had its share of inventors and entrepreneurs over the years. Some, like Alexander F. Victor, with his 16mm film projector and eventual 80 patents, were a great success, revolutionizing their particular industry. Some . . . were not. … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Automatic Shoe Shine Company, Frank McElroy, Inventors Leave a comment