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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...
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