Vehicle Seat Belt Patented

American inventor E.J. Claghorn patented the vehicular seat belt in 1885 designed to restrain passengers while moving at high speeds.

Date:
      1885
Name(s):
      E.J. Claghorn
Occupation:
      inventor
Location:
      USA


Additional Information:

  • Vehicular safety devices | Britannica.com
    The first patent for a restraining belt designed to protect passengers in road vehicles was granted to E.J. Claghorn in 1885. The first lap-type belt resembling the modern seat belt was a leather strap used on a United States Army airplane in 1910, and for the next 25 years seat belts were used primarily on aircraft.
  • The History of Seat Belts – The Inventors
    Swedish inventor, Nils Bohlin invented the three-point seat belt – not the first but the modern seatbelt – now a standard safety device in most cars. Nils Bohlin’s lap-and-shoulder belt was introduced by Volvo in 1959. 2-Point Seat Belt: A restraint system with two attachment points. A lap belt.
  • The Hotly Contested History of the Seat Belt | Esurance Blog
    May 23, 2011 – … by John Moore Williams+ · Cars, Safety. E.J. Claghorn’s seat belt. Schematic for the first patented American seatbelt. … Claghorn’s invention fizzled, but cars with seat belts begin to appear. With little traffic on the roads at the …
  • Seat Belt Invention? – Patent Plaques
    Nov 18, 2011 – The first safety-belt was patented by Edward J. Claghorn. … available to all other car manufactures and Bohlin promoted seat-belt wearing and …

Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (/pæˈskæl, pɑːˈskɑːl/; French: [blɛz paskal]; 19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen. Pascal’s earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum by generalising the work of Evangelista Torricelli. Pascal also wrote in defence of the scientific method.

In 1642, while still a teenager, he started some pioneering work on calculating machines. After three years of effort and 50 prototypes, he built 20 finished machines (called Pascal’s calculators and later Pascalines) over the following 10 years, establishing him as one of the first two inventors of the mechanical calculator.

More info at: Blaise Pascal – Wikipedia

Additional Articles associated with this person’s firsts:

Name(s):
      Blaise Pascal
Occupation:
      Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor, Writer and Catholic Theologian
Birth:
      June 19, 1623, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Death:
      August 19, 1662, Paris, France


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Inverted Tee Railroad Track

English engineer, Charles Vignoles invented the modern inverted T iron railroad track in 1835.

Date:
      1835
Name(s):
      Charles Vignoles
Occupation:
      Engineer
Location:
      England


Additional Information:

  • Rail fastening system – Wikipedia
    A rail fastening system is a means of fixing rails to railroad ties (North America) or sleepers The … In the 1830s Robert L. Stevens invented the flanged ‘tee’ rail (actually a distorted I beam), which had a flat bottom and required no chair; a similar design was the contemporary bridge rail (of inverted U section with a bottom …
  • Track (rail transport) – Wikipedia
    The track on a railway or railroad, also known as the permanent way, is the structure consisting …. Other profiles of rail include: bullhead rail; grooved rail; “flat-bottomed rail” (Vignoles rail or flanged T-rail); bridge rail (inverted U–shaped used in …
  • Steels as a Material for Rail Tracks | ispatguru.com
    Dec 10, 2015 – Rail is the most expensive material in the track. Rail is the steel section that has been rolled into an inverted T shape. Rails vary in weight and …

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