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  USA: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - 5
Thomas Godfrey, a self-taught mathematician, great in his way, and afterward inventor of what is now called Hadley's Quadrant.
Godfrey projected a match for me with a relation's daughter, took opportunities of bringing us often together, till a serious courtship on my part ensu'd, the girl being in herself very deserving.
Godfrey brought me afterward some more favorable accounts of their disposition, and would have drawn me on again; but I declared absolutely my resolution to have nothing more to do with that family.
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 Inventor Thomas Alva Edison
Edison's crowning achievement in telegraphy was his invention of machines that made possible simultaneous transmission of several messages on one line and thus greatly increased the usefulness of existing telegraph lines.
An account of the life of inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), focusing on his intellectual contributions, his absorption in his work, the mythology that developed and was cultivated about him, and the cultural context in which he produced his inventions.
Thomas Edison eventually proved himself to be one of the most prolific inventors of practical electrical devices in history.
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 US Patent Inventors Starting with the Letter T - Patent Storm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Thomas, James H. 2 inventors named Thomas, James H. have been found, please choose one based on his/her location:
Thomas, John K. 3 inventors named Thomas, John K. have been found, please choose one based on his/her location:
Thomas, John R. 2 inventors named Thomas, John R. have been found, please choose one based on his/her location:
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 Nat' Academies Press, The Power of Boldness: Ten Master Builders of American Industry Tell Their Success Stories (1996)
Godfrey gracluated from Harvard College in 1882 and joined Sam in his venture in aciclition to cloing some work as a consulting chemist and analyst.
Godfrey was able to buy the gas at the well for no more than I.5 cents per thousand cubic feet; he put in.
Godfrey was sent to a larger school at the US Naval Air Base near Norfolk, Virginia, where he helpecT Rear Admiral Fiske with the design of a torpedo plane.
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 Engology.com, Engineering Profession, High Profile Engineers, NASA, Astronauts, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, ...
Inventor in the area of 'Pattern Recognition', President of Kurzweil Technologies.
Inventor of the ' Kidney Dialysis Machine ' and the ' Artificial Heart '.
Inventor of High Temperature Lubricants as used in the 'Moon Buggy'.
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 US Patent Inventors Starting with the Letter G - Patent Storm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Godfrey, Daniel M. 3 inventors named Godfrey, Daniel M. have been found, please choose one based on his/her location:
Godfrey, John C. 5 inventors named Godfrey, John C. have been found, please choose one based on his/her location:
Godfrey, Thomas E. 2 inventors named Godfrey, Thomas E. have been found, please choose one based on his/her location:
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Thomas was married Sep. 5, 1608 at Assington, Suffolk, England.
A letter written by Thomas GOSTLIN to John WINTHROP, Jr., from Groton on Jun. 11, 1633 refers to both Dorcas and Susan: "she is one of the goodman French's daughters of Assington.
Children: Thomas married first Mary CATLIN and second Hannah (EDWARDS) STEBBINS; a son died in infancy; Mary married Samuel STEBBINS; Samuel died young; a daughter died in infancy; Hannah married Francis KEET; Jonathan married Sarah WARNER; John married first Hannah PALMER, and second Mary PALMER; and Elizabeth married Samuel POMEROY.
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 Thomas Godfrey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Thomas Godfrey (inventor) was the inventor of the sextant
Thomas Godfrey (writer) was an author and poet
This is a disambiguation page; that is, one that points to other pages that might otherwise have the same name.
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 Benjamin Franklin
He and former colonial governor Thomas Pownall proposed alternative ways to create revenue in the colonies, but their proposals were ignored.
Benjamin's grandfather, Thomas, born in 1598, removed late in life to Banbury, in Oxfordshire, while his eldest son, Thomas, remained on the estate at Ecton.
Thomas Whately died in June 1772, and all his papers passed into the custody of William, his brother and executor.
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 RHS Needs Volunteers
Continues the story of wireless from author’s earlier book, focusing on American developments: Fessenden and the alternator, Elwell and the arc transmitter, de Forest and his Audion, radio and cables and the national interest, the development of RCA (three chapters), and the expansion of the business based on tube technology in the 1920s.
A wide-ranging popular history of radio into the 1970s, emphasizing the role of key inventors and developments in the expanding roles of the medium.
Chapters focus on Marconi as inventor-hero, the inventors’; struggles for technical distinction, wireless telegraphy in the Navy, the ups and downs of wireless as a business, the important role of amateur operators prior to World War I, initial radio regulation, the rise of military and corporate control, and the social construction of broadcasting.
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 England's Leonardo - Robert Hooke
Hooke was employed as chemical assistant by the distinguished anatomist Dr Thomas Willis and from him, and from Richard Lower, he probably acquired those dissection skills which would be essential in his own later researches into respiration.
Though historians of science generally speak of the rise of the 'mechanical philosophy' at this period, one should remember that this is a portmanteau designation for several quite distinct 'systems' that shared the speculative premise that energy was transmitted by particulate collision.
The most uncompromising of mechanists was Thomas Hobbes (better known today as a political philosopher) who argued that matter and the laws of motion could be made to explain everything, from celestial mechanics to the appearance of ghosts.
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 Philadelphia Firsts 1681-1899
The Mariner’s Quadrant was invented by Thomas Godfrey of Germantown, and being taken to England, was introduced into use by one Hadley, who unjustly claimed to be the inventor.
September The first experimental railroad track laid down in the United States was constructed by Somerville, a Scotch millwright, for Thomas Leiper of Philadelphia, and laid down in a yard adjoining the Bulls’s Head Tavern, in the Northern Liberties.
It was sixty yards in length, and graded an inch and a half to the yard.
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 BSHM: Gazetteer -- LONDON People H-M
Thomas Harriot (or Harriott) (1560-1621), the early algebraist and astronomer, inventor of the signs < and > (in somewhat different forms), was navigational tutor to Sir Walter Raleigh and his sea captains.
Godfrey Hounsfield (1919-) was working at the EMI Central Research Laboratories in Hayes, London, when he developed computer-assisted tomography (CAT) - Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1979.
Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) is known to have lived in a series of London garrets in the late 18C and early 19C.
www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk /bshm/zingaz/LondonPeopleH.html   (7765 words)

 Berks FHS Family Historian) Dec 1999: Q & A WITH JEAN - Ken Godfrey
It is possible that this couple were William Godfrey (born 1831 whose first wife was Mary Herman) with his second wife, Sarah Ashfield, née Bunce (born about 1841) who were married in 1874.
However, because it was found among Thomas Godfrey's effects, it does seems likely that they are all related and this picture was taken sometime prior to Thomas Godfrey's departure for Canada in the late 1880s.
Adams lived in Southampton from at least 1867 and, with his London-born wife Annie and seven children, was recorded in the 1881 census as a photographer.
www.berksfhs.org.uk /journal/Dec1999/dec1999QandAGodfrey.htm   (535 words)

 Godfrey, Thomas --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The dramatist and poet Thomas Godfrey was a playwright and poet in colonial America.
More results on "Godfrey, Thomas" when you join.
The U.S. radio and television entertainer Arthur Godfrey was widely popular in the 1940s and 1950s.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article?tocId=9324757   (535 words)

Inventor of the pedal-steel guitar played in "country music": Loretta Lynn.
Inventor of the pedal-steel guitar played in "country music": Les Ford.
Inventor of FM radio transmission: Edwin M. Armstrong.
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 Bulletin of the American Philosophical Society Library, new series
Thomas Maule, a joiner who later turned to the hardware business, appears also to have had a close working relationship with Head, perhaps even as an apprentice.
Godfrey was later to become celebrated as a mathematician and inventor, his natural talents being recognized and nurtured by James Logan, among others.
THOMAS GODFREY, who had an uncommon Genius for all kinds of Mathematical Learning, with which he was extreamly well acquainted.
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 friends   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But he knew little out of his way and was not a pleasing companion, as like most great mathematicians I have met with, he expected unusual precision in everything said, or was forever denying or distinguishing upon trifles to the disturbance of all conversation.
Thomas Dalibard, was a French scientist who later translated many of my works into French.
Thomas Jefferson, Representative from Virginia to the Second Continental Congress.
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 MBR: Children's Bookwatch, September 2002
Written and illustrated by Thomas Locker, Walking With Henry is a warm and resplendently beautiful picture book based on the life and works of Henry David Thoreau.
Marianne is 12 and her brother Thomas is 14 when they find themselves alone in Seattle at the beginning of the great 1897 Klondike Gold Rush.
Thomas Wisdom seems to have the perfect family life until he discovers their real identities and his own key role in helping to save the planet from itself.
www.midwestbookreview.com /cbw/sep_02.htm   (5939 words)

 "E" Famous People
Eakins, Thomas (Cowperthwait) (1844-1916) Painter, photographer, and sculptor, born in Philadelphia...
Erastus, Thomas (1524-83) Theologian and physician, born in Basel, N Switzerland.
Evans, (Thomas) Godfrey (1920-99) Cricketer, born in Finchley, NW Greater London, UK.
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 A Hotlist on Scientists and Inventors
Eli Whitney - Inventor of the cotton gin.
Inventor George Eastman - 'Inventor of the first film in roll form in 1884 and the Kodak camera in 1888.'
Inventor Ruth Handler - Inventor of the Barbie Doll in 1959.
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 The National Archives | National Register of Archives | Browse the combined corporate and business indexes
Thomas, Ebenezer (1802-1863) Schoolmaster and Poet as Eben Fardd ( 2)
Thomas, Thomas George (1909-1997) Viscount Tonypandy, Speaker of the House of Commons ( 4)
Thomas, William (1843-1890) Chief-Vicar of St Asaph, antiquary and poet as Glanffrwd ( 2)
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 Godfrey, Thomas --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Godfrey became a glazier during his youth and later installed the windows in Philadelphia's state house, now Independence Hall.
He was also employed at the residence of the colonial statesman and botanist James Logan, who encouraged Godfrey's…;
"Godfrey, Thomas." Encyclopædia Britannica from Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service.
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 New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock FM-FY
They were formed from a London (UK) college covers band in 1986 around the talents of Jem Godfrey and Jim Harris who were both eager to stretch the prog envelope as far as it would go.
Overall, I think that Freefall can best be described as a brave but flawed attempt to cross the boundaries between prog and metal which, although never properly captured on record, enabled them to carve a unique (albeit short-lived) niche in the 80's neo-prog movement.
Once again, the best moments are the exquisiteacoustic guitar and synth parts on the lengthy title track and the vigorous playing on the colourful instrumental "Dual Fighter", the worst the whole "Naked Lady", with a beat and glitzy synth string fills right out of the lurid world of mirror balls and lurex.
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 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
The first Members were, Joseph Brientnal, a Copyer of Deeds for the Scriveners; a good-natur'd friendly middle-ag'd Man, a great Lover of Poetry, reading all he could meet with, & writing some that was tolerable; very ingenious in many little Nicknackeries, & of sensible Conversation.
Thomas Godfrey, a self-taught Mathematician, great in his Way, & afterwards Inventor of what is now call'd Hadley's Quadrant.
William Parsons, bred a Shoemaker, but loving Reading, had acquir'd a considerable Share of Mathematics, which he first studied with a View to Astrology that he afterwards laught at.
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 Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography
We found a house to hire near the market, and took it.
To lessen the rent, which was then but twenty-four pounds a year, tho' I have since known it to let for seventy, we took in Thomas Godfrey, a glazier, and his family, who were to pay a considerable part of it to us, and we to board with them.
We had scarce opened our letters and put our press in order, before George House, an acquaintance of mine, brought a countryman to us, whom he had met in the street inquiring for a printer.
www.earlyamerica.com /lives/franklin/chapt7   (2903 words)

 Edison, the Man movie for sale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Please note that if we locate one copy of a title that several people have requested, we will notify all interested parties and it will be made available on our website on a first come, first served basis.
This sequel to YOUNG TOM EDISON (starring Mickey Rooney) is a thought-provoking portrait of the man behind some of the most important inventions of the 20th century.
In an attempt to create continuity between the two Thomas Edison projects, MGM hired the same screenwriters to work on both pieces.
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 The Junto
Along with Meredith, Potts and Webb, they included Joseph Breintnall, merchant and scrivener, who also loved poetry and natural history.
Thomas Godfrey was a glazier, mathematician and inventor, and Nicholas Scull and William Parsons were both surveyors.
Scull was also a bibliophile and Parsons a cobbler and astrologer.
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Part of the solution called for developing a more accurate instrument for measuring altitudes.
Out of this came the sextant, developed independently in 1730 by English mathematician Joseph Hadley and by American inventor Thomas Godfrey.
In 1735 English watchmaker John Harrison completed the solution when he developed the chronometer, the first reasonably accurate portable timepiece.
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 oreilly.com -- Online Catalog: The Mosaic Handbook for the Macintosh, First Edition
The sextant is an instrument used to determine latitude and longitude by measuring the angle between the horizon and the sun, or any other celestial body.
Two people independently invented the sextant, in about 1730: John Hadley, an English mathematician, and Thomas Godfrey, an American inventor.
Employing a telescope and two mirrors, the angle of the celestial object is measured on an arc of one-sixth of a circle.
www.oreilly.com /catalog/mosmac/colophon.html   (353 words)

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