Ben's Bright Ideas

January 2006
Scholastic Scope;1/9/2006, Vol. 54 Issue 9, p15
The article focuses on the inventions of Benjamin Franklin who was a printer, a scientist, an inventor and a statesman. Franklin invented bifocals in the year 1784. It was his personal problem which took him to invent bifocals. In the year 1753, Franklin invented odometer, a device that records the distance a vehicle travels. Franklin in his time used this gadget to measure distances between mail stations, so mail-delivery people could travel the shortest routes. He invented long arm in the year 1786. Franklin stove was invented in the year 1741, the stoves are still in use.


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