The electric fan was invented by Schuyler Skaats Wheeler in 1882. Wheeler's original electric fan consisted of two blades that were turned by an electric motor.Know More
Wheeler was 22 years of age when he invented the electric fan. In addition to the fan, he also invented and held a patent for an electric battery.
In 1905, he became the president of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. Early in his career, Wheeler was a part of Thomas A. Edison's engineering staff. He even held a supervisory role at an Edison plant in New York. His electric fan was invented after he helped to establish his own company.Learn more about Inventions
German scientist Werner von Siemens is considered the inventor of the electric locomotive. Siemens first introduced his invention at a Berlin trade fair in 1879.Full Answer >
Some attribute Thomas Edison as the inventor of the electric heater because a light bulb creates both heat and light. However, Heater Home claims that Albert Marsh discovered chromel in 1905, which was used to create the first heat element.Full Answer >
The first electric motor that was capable of outputting mechanical power was invented by Prussian Moritz Jacobi in May 1834. While his first motor was only capable of generating a small amount of force, his second development was powerful enough to drive a small boat.Full Answer >
The first electric kettle is thought to have been invented by Compton and Co. in 1891. Inventors struggled with creating an efficient electric kettle until 1922 when a kettle with an internal heating element was invented by the Swan Company.Full Answer >