Dayton Inventions – Part 3

  • Stepladder – John Balsley, 1862.
  • Ice Cream Cone Dispenser – Alexander McLaren, 1919.
  • Electric Furnace for cars – Charles L. Lee, 1923.
  • Air Conditioner (window/wall units) – Robert R. Candor, 1943.
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Dayton Inventions – Part 2

It’s that time again! Dayton is known for the airplane and the cash register, but there are so many more inventions that came from our great city:

  • Electric Cash Register – John H. Patterson, 1906.
  • Custer Invalid Chair – Levitt Luzern Custer, battery-powered in 1919, gasoline-powered in 1939.
  • Night Photography – Brigadier General George Goddard, 1926.
  • Freon Refrigerant – Thomas Midgley Jr., 1928.
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Dayton Inventions – Part 1

It is well-known that Dayton is a center for innovation. Here are a few examples of some inventions that have come from our great city:

  • Cash Register – James and John Ritty, 1870.
  • First Practical Airplane – Wright Brothers, 1903.
  • Automobile Self-starter: Charles F. Kettering, 1911.
  • Leaded Gasoline – Thomas Midgley Jr., 1921.
  • Mae West Life Preserver – Frank G. Manson, 1938.
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