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 >
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 >
The first electric curling iron was invented in 1959 by Rene Lelievre and Roger Lemoine. This electric version was an improvement on earlier versions of curling irons as it prevented hair from being singed and hands or heads being burned. It also meant that the temperature could be controlled for easier hair styling.Full Answer >
The first electric wheelchair was created in Canada. Though attempts to create a proper motorized wheelchair started in 1916, there were no viable prototypes until after World War II.Full Answer >