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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » May 21, 2014 4:14 pm

John Kemp Starley (1854-1901) was a British inventor "regarded throughout the world as the inventor of the modern bicycle."
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » May 21, 2014 5:39 pm

Moritz Hermann (Boris Semyonovich) von Jacobi
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

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Emil Lenz

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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » May 21, 2014 6:13 pm

Raoul Marquis (aka Henri de Graffigny.)
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by zener » May 21, 2014 6:32 pm

Hendrik Antoon Lorentz

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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by jkbrigman » May 21, 2014 7:44 pm

Joseph Henry

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Henry

a contemporary of Michael Faraday.

Extremely fitting that Inductance = henries and capacitance = farads!
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by jkbrigman » Jun 03, 2014 4:14 am

I see my superpower - the ability to kill a thread - is as strong as ever..... :mrgreen:
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Jun 03, 2014 5:18 am

Problem w/this thread maybe? Must get harder and harder to add any new (that have not already been recognized/mentioned here before). And EG "Up-and-Comers" (not yet dead) only on Ones to Watch list.
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by jkbrigman » Jun 03, 2014 2:48 pm

LockH wrote:Problem w/this thread maybe? Must get harder and harder to add any new (that have not already been recognized/mentioned here before). And EG "Up-and-Comers" (not yet dead) only on Ones to Watch list.
Agreed....I'd say Tesla was the most recent one, and he's been done to death. :roll:
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by Drunkskunk » Jun 03, 2014 5:18 pm

Benjamin Franklin, who laid the groundwork for our modern study of electricity.
Joseph Priestley who quantified the work of Franklin, Watson, and others into several books that later were used by Volta and others in their research. He also laid the groundwork for Coulomb 's General law with his observations of electrical force closely following Newton's law of gravity. He also laid the groundwork for Faraday with his observations of current in the air between electrified points.

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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Jun 03, 2014 7:21 pm

Ding! DING! Master Benny (Benjamin Franklin) named near top of first page of this thread.















(OK, new rules here - the "V" word (Volta) mentioned here prev. also. From now on, limit one name per post please.)



















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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Jun 03, 2014 7:28 pm

OK. Full marks for Joseph Priestley, inventor of soda water (among other things. (No biographer noted any middle etc. names,)
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by zener » Jun 04, 2014 10:18 pm

Anderson Plug

For his great plugs :lol:

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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Jun 04, 2014 10:47 pm

Here:
http://www.andersonpower.com/company/co ... story.html
Corporate History
1877
Anderson Power Products began when the company converted an old brewery in downtown Boston into a foundry. One of the first projects was to cast various parts for the Boston Trolley Transit System.

Product development and inventions such as the trolley pole, invented by Johan M. Anderson in 1890, put us on the map. The trolley pole was used in the overhead system of electric railways, providing a simple compact, efficient and durable supporting mechanism. APP received multiple awards for the Anderson brothers’ innovative trolley and railway designs.
APP Trolley Pole
1953
An inventor by the name of Edward D. "Don" Winkler, working for Albert & J.M. Anderson Mfg. Co, filed a patent for the first Storage Battery Connector (SB®-2). The introduction of the SB-2 saw its roots in a request from industrial fork lift manufacturers for a more robust connection. Variations on this pioneering little two-piece device have powered everything from forklifts to wheelchairs to golf carts. It has evolved numerous times and been imitated even more. Even today, companies are still "introducing" their own, often inferior, versions of Winkler’s invention from 50 years ago.

Our Storage Battery connector saw a number of different iterations in the 50’s and 60’s, including the single piece SB50 design which featured the extra-high heat resistance of General Electric’s Lexan material, the single piece SB350 with four different voltage keys, and the SB175 with contacts that were now made of pure copper (replacing brass contacts). During this period, the SB connector had gained wide acceptance in the forklift industry and had for all intents and purposes replaced spring-loaded button contact and pin/socket contact technologies.

So, "Johan M. Anderson"
http://www.google.com/patents/US697962

...and of course, can't forget his "Trolley-line breaker"
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Jun 09, 2014 7:38 am

`Kay, bit of a stretch (of gods)?



Remo Läng (plenty of electric tasties I guess on this traveller.)





































(Stumbled/found while reading about (electric) air travel re GTA Zeppelin project.)








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... and List goes on one might suppose (ad infinitum).
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by arkmundi » Jun 09, 2014 4:45 pm

Thomas Davenport (9 July 1802 – 6 July 1851) was a Vermont blacksmith who constructed the first American DC electric motor in 1834....more at Wikipedia. Surprised we almost missed this one as the legacy granted here to ES goes through this guy.
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Jun 09, 2014 5:18 pm

Yah, Tom. (I understand some still keep egg beater-type devices under tables/outta sight. Fearing patent lawyers may be lurking.)
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by arkmundi » Jun 10, 2014 3:29 am

arkmundi wrote:Thomas Davenport (9 July 1802 – 6 July 1851) was a Vermont blacksmith who constructed the first American DC electric motor in 1834....more at Wikipedia. Surprised we almost missed this one as the legacy granted here to ES goes through this guy.
It happened at their farm shop, intersection of Vermont State Route 73 and Route 53 (map).
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Gosh, just up the road a bit, so will have to plan a trip there. Near Middlebury College, home of our friend Bill McKibben. Let's set the date at 1834 (note). OMG, I may still be alive, if Guy McPherson's prophecy doesn't come true first. The 200th anniversary of the invention of the electric bike on 2034, a world convocation, in conjunction with Middlebury College! We'll invite Bill to be the keynote speaker. Or maybe Guy instead if its his world we'll be living in. Whatdayathink? :mrgreen:

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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Jun 10, 2014 11:46 am

Master Rabbit! Of course! (Pic of him maybe in bad old "alkaline" primary zinc/manglese (sp?) daze.)




























EVen then already looking a bit... tired.
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Jul 13, 2014 11:40 am

Just starting to watch the film "Einstein's Big Idea", cc'ed to Yeetube (sp?). Seems it ain't about Elsa at all! (Hubby Al). Vid from NOVA, so I suspect will be "good".


Anyway... First on their list Michael Faraday (other than the Elsa-Al tag team) AGAIN.

Ed: Sir Humphry Davy gets LFP another DING DING DING (Winner, in this thread).
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by Stevil_Knevil » Jul 13, 2014 1:01 pm

Sad news, the Energizer Bunny has died.

Someone put his batteries in backwards..

..and he kept coming and coming...
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Jul 13, 2014 1:04 pm

Awwwww... (Life is sooo unfair.)


Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794)
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by arkmundi » Jul 13, 2014 1:14 pm

R.I.P. The Energizer Bunny July 13, 2014
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He was really huge before he deflated. A shocked crowd was stunned by the rapidity which it happened. Many mourn the loss of the bunny, having fond childhood remembrances of the energy he brought to their childhood toys.

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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Jul 13, 2014 1:22 pm

DANG. ANOTHER Bunny died?

Et aussi, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze (1758-1836. Married Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier.)
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