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 …

Invention of the Piston Engine

Christiaan Huygens, the Dutch scientist invented the piston engine in 1673. The design had one piston powered by gunpowder, when a small charge detonated in the cylinder, it pushed the piston and turned a crank. It was a crude internal combustion engine.

Date:
      1673
Name(s):
      Christiaan Huygens
Occupation:
      Scientist
Location:
      Dutch


Additional Information:

  • Gunpowder engine – Hmolpedia
    The first gunpowder engine, using a piston and cylinder, was invented and built in 1678 by Dutch mathematical physicist Christiaan Huygens called Huygens gunpowder and air engine.Apr 24, 2017
  • Gunpowder engine – Wikipedia
    Huygens, however, became interested in the mechanical power of the vacuum, and the possibility of using gunpowder to produce one. In 1678 he outlined a gunpowder engine consisting of a vertical tube containing a piston. Gunpowder was inserted into the tube and lit through a small hole at the base, like a cannon.
  • Gunpowder engine – WikiVisually
    A gunpowder engine, also known as an explosion engine or Huygens’ engine, is a type of internal combustion engine using gunpowder as its fuel. … Huygens presented a paper on his invention in 1680, A New Motive Power by Means …. Christiaan Huygens, FRS (or ; Dutch: [ˈɦœyɣə(n)s] (listen); Latin: Hugenius; 14 April …
  • Christiaan Huygens Biography – Space.com
    Jun 8, 2012 – Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens proposed the earliest theory … Working as an astronomer, physicist, mathematician and inventor, … Other inventions by Huygens included his design of an internal combustion engine in …

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