INVENTIONS OF THE YEAR
Recently, people have been paving the road for innovation through their brilliant inventions that are sure to make a difference in the world. However, three very important inventions stand out as the "Inventions of the Year" in the 1839 edition of this newspaper. William Otis was born on September 20, 1813 in Pelham, Massachusetts. He received a patent for the steam shovel in February. This invention will aid in the moving of rocks, soil, and debris. This will also facilitate building, moving, and creating. Later in the year, Thaddeus Fairbanks, another American inventor born in Brimfield, Massachusetts, invented the platform scale. This invention can and will be used to measure the weight of more massive objects with greater accuracy. This technology is crucial to the future, and will possibly be put to fantastic use in households. Charles Goodyear, born in New Haven, Connecticut, was perhaps the greatest inventor of the year. He created a process to vulcanize rubber, which will be useful and essential in future inventions. Perhaps it will be used for small household objects or large locomotives. These inventors are working to make a more convenient world for Americans, and are improving the efficiency of society.
With these inventions, Americans will be seeing a lot more efficiency in the coming year, 1840. When these items reach the market, they will be the most popular things to buy. Americans everywhere will be wanting to get their hands on these up-and-coming products. Keep an eye out for these items so you or your company can become the most efficient around!
Caption for First Photo: William Otis' invention, the steam shovel, digs in piles of soil
Caption for Second Photo: Thaddeus Fairbanks' invention, the platform scale, sits on green grass.
Caption for Third Photo: Charles Goodyear stands in his workshop, holding rubber.
Feb 10, 1839
Josiah Collins II, owner and operator of Somerset Place died and will be buried in St. Paul's Churchyard. Before his death, he prepared Somerset Place for his son to take over.
April 1, 1839
Benjamin Pierce, an American politician and the ex-Governor of New Hampshire, died in a car derailing. His funeral will take place in Old North Cemetery in Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
June 10, 1839
Nathaniel Pryor, the Sergeant in charge of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, died. Pryor was previously recommended to President Andrew Jackson as an Indian agent.
Major Ridge, a Cherokee leader and alliance to President Andrew Jackson, died in White Rock Creek in Dallas, Texas.
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