1. Lady Wolf Lady Wolf United States says:

    There has been primitive elevators since 3 century BC.  In 1823, two architects Burton and Hormer built an "ascending room" as they called it, this crude elevator was used to lift paying tourists to a platform for a panorama view of London. In 1835, architects Frost and Stutt built the "Teagle", a belt-driven, counter-weighted, and steam-driven lift was developed in England.   In 1846, Sir William Armstrong introduced the hydraulic crane, and in the early 1870s, hydraulic machines began to replace the steam-powered elevator.  In 1853, American inventor Elisha Otis demonstrated a freight elevator equipped with a safety device to prevent falling in case a supporting cable should break. This increased public confidence in such devices. In 1853, Elisha Otis established a company for manufacturing elevators and patented (1861) a steam elevator. While, Elisha Graves Otis did not actually invent the first elevator, he did invent the brake used in modern elevators, and his brakes made skyscrapers a practical reality.
    In 1857, Elisha Otis and the Otis Elevator Company began manufacturing passenger elevators. A steam-powered passenger elevator was installed by the Otis Brothers in a five-story department store owned by E.W Haughtwhat & Company of Manhattan. It was the first public elevator.  Electric elevators came into to use toward the end of the 19th century. The first one was built by the German inventor Werner von Siemens in 1880.  Then, Alexander Miles patented an electric elevator (U.S. pat#371,207) on October 11, 1887.

    2. The lawn mower was invented in 1830 by Edwin Beard Budding, an engineer from Stroud, Gloucestershire, England.

    3.  On July 17, 1902, Willis Haviland Carrier designed the first modern air-conditioning system.  Frederick Jones was born 1893 so that would make him only 9 yrs old at the time the air conditioner was built.

    4.  Sir Joseph Swann of England and Thomas Edison both invented the first electric incandescent lamps during the 1870s.

    5. September 4, 1849 that the first street sweeper was patented by C.S. Bishop of Easton, Pennsylvania. It was a towed attachment fitted with a rotating brush wheel. The brush swept refuse onto a conveyor that lifted the material into a holding bucket.

    6.  Urban development got a major boost in 1887 when inventor Frank Julian Sprague developed the world's first successful electric street railway system.  

    Maybe you should have read all that was on snopes and realize all those that was said was not true.  Try to do research for once instead.

    • Mike Jones Mike Jones United States says:

      1.) The glider
      2.) The battery (potentially)
      3.)The glass knife (found to be cleaner and less scaring than the metal knives still in use today
      4.)air conditioning unit         Frederick M. Jones      July 12, 1949
      almanac                       Benjamin Banneker       Approx 1791
      auto cut-off switch           Granville T. Woods      January 1, 1839
      auto fishing devise           G. Cook                 May 30, 1899
      automatic gear shift          Richard Spikes          February 28, 1932
      baby buggy                    W.H. Richardson         June 18, 1899
      bicycle frame                 L.R. Johnson            October 10, 1899
      biscuit cutter                A.P. Ashbourne          November 30, 1875
      blood plasma bag              Charles Drew            Approx. 1945
      cellular phone                Henry T. Sampson        July 6, 1971
      chamber commode               T. Elkins               January 3, 1897
      clothes dryer                 G. T. Sampson           June 6, 1862
      curtain rod                   S. R. Scratton          November 30, 1889
      curtain rod support           William S. Grant        August 4, 1896
      door knob                     O. Dorsey               December 10, 1878
      door stop                     O. Dorsey               December 10, 1878
      dust pan                      Lawrence P. Ray         August 3, 1897
      egg beater                    Willie Johnson          February 5, 1884
      electric lampbulb             Lewis Latimer           March 21, 1882
      elevator                      Alexander Miles         October 11, 1867
      eye protector                 P. Johnson              November 2, 1880
      fire escape ladder            J. W. Winters           May 7, 1878
      fire extinguisher             T. Marshall             October 26, 1872
      folding bed                   L. C. Bailey            July 18, 1899
      folding chair                 Brody & Surgwar         June 11, 1889
      fountain pen                  W. B. Purvis            January 7, 1890
      furniture caster              O. A. Fisher            1878
      gas mask                      Garrett Morgan          October 13, 1914
      golf tee                      T. Grant                December 12, 1899
      guitar                        Robert F. Flemming, Jr. March 3, 1886
      hair brush                    Lydia O. Newman         November 15, 18--
      hand stamp                    Walter B. Purvis        February 27 1883
      horse shoe                    J. Ricks                March 30, 1885
      ice cream scooper             A. L. Cralle            February 2, 1897
      improv. sugar making          Norbet Rillieux         December 10, 1846
      insect-destroyer gun          A. C. Richard           February 28, 1899
      ironing board                 Sarah Boone             December 30, 1887
      key chain                     F. J. Loudin            January 9, 1894
      lantern                       Michael C. Harvey       August 19, 1884
      lawn mower                    L. A. Burr              May 19, 1889
      lawn sprinkler                J. W. Smith             May 4, 1897
      lemon squeezer                J. Thomas White         December 8, 1893
      lock                          W. A. Martin            July 23, 18--
      lubricating cup               Ellijah McCoy           November 15, 1895
      lunch pail                    James Robinson          1887
      mail box                      Paul L. Downing         October 27, 1891
      mop                           Thomas W. Stewart       June 11, 1893
      motor                         Frederick M. Jones      June 27, 1939
      peanut butter                 George Washington Carver    1896
      pencil sharpener              J. L. Love              November 23, 1897
      phone transmitter             Granville T. Woods      December 2, 1884
      record player arm             Joseph Hunger Dickenson January 8, 1819
      refrigerator                  J. Standard             June 14, 1891
      riding saddles                W. D. Davis             October 6, 1895
      rolling pin                   John W. Reed            1864
      shampoo headrest              C. O. Bailiff           October 11, 1898
      spark plug                    Edmond Berger           February 2, 1839
      stethoscope                   Imhotep                 Ancient Egypt
      stove                         T. A. Carrington        July 25, 1876
      straightening comb            Madam C. J. Walker      Approx 1905
      street sweeper                Charles B. Brooks       March 17, 1890
      thermostat control            Frederick M. Jones      February 23, 1960
      traffic light                 Garrett Morgan          November 20, 1923
      tricycle                      M. A. Cherry            May 6, 1886
      typewriter                    Burridge & Marshman     April 7, 1885

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