franklin

franklin - society Glass Armonica Invented in 1761 One of...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Benjamin Franklin • Born in Boston, Mass. On January 17,1706 • Grew up in this house on Milk St. Background • At age 12 he was an apprentice to his father who was a candle maker • At age 14 he was an apprentice to his brother who was a printer • At 17 he moved to Philadelphia • Married Deborah Reed on Oct. 1, 1730 Major inventions • Lightning Rod • Bifocals • Odometer • Glass Armonica • Franklin Stove • Catheter Lightning Rod • One of Franklin’s major works in electricity • Vital to society and science • Used to protect buildings and homes against the awesome power of lightning • Composed of an iron rod mounted on top of a edifice • Attracts lightning currents and channels it to the ground Bifocals • Perfect example of one of Ben’s famous quotes “Necessity is the mother of invention” • Allows user to use one set of glasses for myopic and hyperopic vision handicaps Odometer • Designed to measure distance by using gears • Very important and useful in today’s
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: society Glass Armonica Invented in 1761 One of the most celebrated musical instruments of the 18th century Sound is produced by vibrations from the glasses in the armonica Franklin Stove An iron stove used to produce heat in homes then were ten poorly insulated Very important because it replaced the use of fires in homes that were made of all wood Catheter Invented in December of 1752 Thin flexible tube It is inserted into bodily passage or cavity in order to allow fluids to pass into or out of mechanism was constructed for his brother john, who was extremely ill Interesting facts At age 16 Ben experimented vegetarianism to save money to buy more books At age 70 Ben was the oldest delegate to sign the Declaration of Independence In 1778 Ben was so impressed by a bust of himself that was sculpted by Jean Antoine Houdon he invited Houdon to the states to sculpt a similar one of George Washington...
View Full Document

Page1 / 2

franklin - society Glass Armonica Invented in 1761 One of...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online