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.
  • Microencapsulation – Barrett K. Green, 1955.
  • Microfiche – Carl O. Carlson, 1965.
  • LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) – John L. Janning, 1974.
  • Two-way shipping labels – Standard Register Company, 2007.
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