1916 – Charles Kettering received a patent for a self-starting automobile engine.
1802 – Simon Willard patented banjo clock.
1883 – Louis Waterman begins experiment to invented the fountain pen.
1898 – John Ames Sherman patented 1st envelope folding & gumming mach (Mass).
1863 – 1st US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia.
1976 – Sidney Jacoby was granted a patent for a combination smoke and heat detector alarm.
1878 Frederick Thayer patented a catcher’s mask (pat # 200,358).
1974 Stephen Kovacs received a patent for a magnetic heart pump.
1983 The circular thing that keeps the pizza from hitting the inside of the box top (called a “package saver”) was invented by a guy from New Jersey.