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"Inventors: Masters of Innovation and Vision" Step into the realm of inventors, where brilliance meets imagination

Background imageInventor Collection: Edisons great new workshop in Lewellyn Park (Orange, New Jersey) (b / w photo)

Edisons great new workshop in Lewellyn Park (Orange, New Jersey) (b / w photo)
2798536 Edisons great new workshop in Lewellyn Park (Orange, New Jersey) (b/w photo) by Italian Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageInventor Collection: Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern

Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern, 1857, printed 1863-64

Background imageInventor Collection: 1689 Sir Isaac Newton portrait young

1689 Sir Isaac Newton portrait young
Sir Isaac Newton ( 4 January 1643 -31 March 1727). English physicist and mathematician. 18th Century Mezzotint portrait after the painting by Sir Godfrey Kneller 1689, with later colouring

Background imageInventor Collection: Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), Croatian inventor in his American laboratory

Background imageInventor Collection: Nikola Tesla 1899

Nikola Tesla 1899
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), Croatian inventor holding balls of flame in his bare hands

Background imageInventor Collection: Dmitri Mendeleev, caricature

Dmitri Mendeleev, caricature
Dmitri Mendeleev (1834-1907). Caricature of the Russian chemist Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev. Mendeleyev (also spelt Mendeleev)

Background imageInventor Collection: John Moses Browning

John Moses Browning
JOHN MOSES BROWNING American inventor of automatic pistols, rifles etc : shown with one of his machine guns

Background imageInventor Collection: R J Mitchell - Designer of the Spitfire and flying boats

R J Mitchell - Designer of the Spitfire and flying boats. Southampton Supermarine Napier Sea Plane

Background imageInventor Collection: Count of St Germain, French alchemist

Count of St Germain, French alchemist
Count of St Germain (c.1712-1784), French alchemist. St Germain was a French courtier and adventurer who rose to prominence in Europe in the mid-18th century

Background imageInventor Collection: Nikola Tesla / Himmel Erde

Nikola Tesla / Himmel Erde
NIKOLA TESLA American electrician and inventor, born in Croatia of Serbian parents; seen here in his laboratory at Colorado Springs in 1899/1900

Background imageInventor Collection: 1490 Leonardo Da Vinci colour portrait

1490 Leonardo Da Vinci colour portrait
Leonardo da Vinci, Italian artist and inventor (15 April 1452 - 2 May 1519). Engraved portrait by J. Posselwhite in The Gallery of Portraits 1835 with later colouring

Background imageInventor Collection: Dr William Gilbert (1544-1603) showing his Experiment on Electricity to Queen Elizabeth I

Dr William Gilbert (1544-1603) showing his Experiment on Electricity to Queen Elizabeth I
BAL99459 Dr William Gilbert (1544-1603) showing his Experiment on Electricity to Queen Elizabeth I and her Court, 19th century (oil on canvas) (see detail 99460) by Hunt

Background imageInventor Collection: Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian gun designer

Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian gun designer
Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov (born 1919), Russian gun designer, holding the first-ever AK-47 assault rifle, at an official 60th anniversary event, held in 2007 in Moscow, Russia

Background imageInventor Collection: Bolts of electricity discharging in the lab of Nikola Tesla

Bolts of electricity discharging in the lab of Nikola Tesla
Inventor and scientist Nikola Tesla in his lab while his magnifying transmitter high voltage generator produces bolts of electricity. December 1899

Background imageInventor Collection: Professor George Boole (1815-1865)

Professor George Boole (1815-1865)
Engraved portrait of George Boole (1815-1865), the English mathematician, philosopher and inventor of Boolean algebra, pictured c.1865

Background imageInventor Collection: Thomas Edison / Phonograph

Thomas Edison / Phonograph
THOMAS ALVA EDISON American inventor with his Edison Business Phonograph

Background imageInventor Collection: Invention of the Cube Car

Invention of the Cube Car. This box-like car, designed by French-Vietnamese designer and engineer Quasar Kahn, was produced in limited numbers between 1967

Background imageInventor Collection: SINGER SEWING MACHINE. Description of Isaac M

SINGER SEWING MACHINE. Description of Isaac M. Singers sewing machine on the front page of the " Scientific American", 1 November 1851

Background imageInventor Collection: Thomas Edison Portrait

Thomas Edison Portrait
Undated file portrait of American inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), who created great innovations as the electric light bulb and the phonograph. / AFP PHOTO / -

Background imageInventor Collection: Illustration of Hookes Law on elasticity of materials, showing stretching of a spring

Illustration of Hookes Law on elasticity of materials, showing stretching of a spring. Robert Hooke (1635-1703), English scientist and inventor, formulated his law in 1676

Background imageInventor Collection: Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec. French physician. Laennec, with his stethoscope

Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec. French physician. Laennec, with his stethoscope, at the Necker Hospital, Paris
RENE LAENNEC (1781-1826). Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec. French physician. Laennec, with his stethoscope, at the Necker Hospital, Paris, France

Background imageInventor Collection: BRAILLE, Louis (1809-1852)

BRAILLE, Louis (1809-1852). French pedagogue and inventor, creator of the writing system for the blind. Braille alphabet. Photography

Background imageInventor Collection: 1800 Thomas Jefferson Portrait

1800 Thomas Jefferson Portrait
Thomas Jefferson, polymath, American Founding Father and President (b. 13 April 1743 - d. 4 July 1826). Engraving by W.Holl in " The Gallery of Portraits" 1837 with later colouring

Background imageInventor Collection: 1778 Benjamin Franklin scientist

1778 Benjamin Franklin scientist
Benjamin Franklin, scientist, inventor, and US Founding Father (January 17 1706 - April 17 1790). Steel engraving by J. Thompson 1834 with later colouring, after 1778 painting by Duplessis

Background imageInventor Collection: Albert Einstein, artwork

Albert Einstein, artwork
Albert Einstein. Cartoon of the Swiss-German physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955). Einstein is best known for his paper on the special theory of relativity

Background imageInventor Collection: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790). American printer, publisher, scientist, inventor

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790). American printer, publisher, scientist, inventor, statesman and diplomat. Oil on canvas, c1785, after Joseph Siffred Duplessis, first owned by Thomas Jefferson

Background imageInventor Collection: George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak

George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak
George Eastman, inventor of the Kodak box camera, with his signature. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageInventor Collection: John Leavers

John Leavers
British (English) School Oil on Canvas 76.2 x 63.5

Background imageInventor Collection: Gutenbergs printing press

Gutenbergs printing press
Gutenberg inspects the first sheet of his Bible, which has just come off the press

Background imageInventor Collection: Marconi with his radio, 19th century

Marconi with his radio, 19th century
Marconi with his radio, 19th-century artwork. The apparatus consists of a receiver and a transmitter. Italian physicist Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937)

Background imageInventor Collection: Esperanto / Zamenhof

Esperanto / Zamenhof
ESPERANTO Dr Ludwig L Zamenhof, German linguist, inventor of Esperanto which he hopes will become an international auxiliary language

Background imageInventor Collection: BRAILLE, Louis (1809-1852)

BRAILLE, Louis (1809-1852). French pedagogue and inventor, creator of the writing system for the blind. Braille alphabet. Photography

Background imageInventor Collection: Nikola Tesla, Serb-US physicist

Nikola Tesla, Serb-US physicist
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), Serb-US physicist and electrical engineer. Tesla was educated at Graz and Prague, but in 1884 he emigrated to the USA

Background imageInventor Collection: PSCI2A-00100

PSCI2A-00100
Inventor Nikola Tesla, with his signature. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century portrait

Background imageInventor Collection: Louis Braille / Thiriat

Louis Braille / Thiriat
LOUIS BRAILLE French inventor of system of raised-point writing for the blind

Background imageInventor Collection: Browning Machine Gun

Browning Machine Gun
BROWNING American inventor John Moses Browning with one of his machine guns

Background imageInventor Collection: Sir Francis Ronalds

Sir Francis Ronalds
Portrait of English inventor, Sir Francis Ronalds (1788-1873), inventor of the electric telegraph in 1816. He fitted his garden in Hammersmith with an electric telegraph but was refused when he

Background imageInventor Collection: Wm Armstrong / Cragside

Wm Armstrong / Cragside
SIR WILLIAM GEORGE ARMSTRONG Baron Armstrong Engineer, inventor and arms manufacturers home, Cragside, Rothbury

Background imageInventor Collection: Adolphe Sax

Adolphe Sax
ADOLPHE SAX French inventor of musical instruments

Background imageInventor Collection: James Watt in his Glasgow workshop improving on Thomas Newcomens 1712 Newcomen

James Watt in his Glasgow workshop improving on Thomas Newcomens 1712 Newcomen
3588302 James Watt in his Glasgow workshop improving on Thomas Newcomens 1712 Newcomen steam engine with his Watt steam engine in 1781, from Les Merveilles de la Science, pub.1870

Background imageInventor Collection: Epee Teaching Deaf Mutes

Epee Teaching Deaf Mutes
L ABBE DE L EPEE instructing deaf-mutes in the sign language he invented to enable them to communicate

Background imageInventor Collection: Humphry Davy / World Invt

Humphry Davy / World Invt
SIR HUMPHRY DAVY Engineer and inventor

Background imageInventor Collection: Zamenhof, Esperanto Man

Zamenhof, Esperanto Man
LUDWIG L ZAMENHOF Inventor of Esperanto

Background imageInventor Collection: Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi
GUGLIELMO MARCONI Italian physicist and inventor in yachting attire and with communications apparatus

Background imageInventor Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Alan Turing, 1950s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Alan Turing, 1950s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Alan Turing, 1950s, (2023). British mathematician, logician and code breaker Alan Turing (1912-1954) joined the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park

Background imageInventor Collection: Scene from movie The First Men in the Moon - H. G. Wells

Scene from movie The First Men in the Moon - H. G. Wells
A scene from the Gaumont film adaptation of the H. G. Wells book, The First Men on the Moon, in which the author approved all dresses and supervised the production

Background imageInventor Collection: Otto Lilienthal makes one of his last flights, 1896 (1956)

Otto Lilienthal makes one of his last flights, 1896 (1956). Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896) German gliding pioneer and aeronautical inventor, flying one of his gliders

Background imageInventor Collection: Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison
Thomas Alva Edison (1847 - 1931), American inventor of the carbon telephone transmitter (1877), phonograph (1878), and incandescent lamp with carbon filament (1879)



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"Inventors: Masters of Innovation and Vision" Step into the realm of inventors, where brilliance meets imagination. From the enigmatic Nikola Tesla, with bolts of electricity discharging in his lab, to the young Sir Isaac Newton captured in a timeless portrait from 1689, these visionaries have shaped our world. Isambard Kingdom Brunel stands proudly before the launching chains of the Great Eastern, a testament to his engineering prowess. R. J. Mitchell's genius shines through as he designs iconic aircraft like the Spitfire and flying boats that revolutionize aviation. John Moses Browning's innovative mind brings forth groundbreaking firearms technology while Dmitri Mendeleev's caricature showcases his pioneering work on the periodic table. In 1899, Nikola Tesla himself radiates an aura of ingenuity that would forever change how we harness electricity. The Count of St Germain, a French alchemist known for his mysterious abilities, adds an air of intrigue to this collection. Dr William Gilbert demonstrates his experiment on electricity to Queen Elizabeth I – a momentous occasion that paved the way for future discoveries. Lastly, Leonardo da Vinci graces us with a vibrant color portrait from 1490; an artist whose inventive spirit transcended disciplines. These inventors embody curiosity and determination; their contributions continue to shape our present and inspire generations yet unborn. They remind us that innovation knows no bounds – it is born out of passion and nurtured by relentless pursuit, and are dreamers who dare to challenge convention and redefine what is possible. Their legacy lives on in every invention we encounter today - they are beacons guiding humanity towards progress.