Category Archives: New Hampshire Inventors

Inventors born or lived in New Hampshire

‘Woman Edison” Inventor: Margaret E. Knight of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts

When you go grocery shopping, you should be thankful to Margaret E. Knight. One of her many inventions, and possibly her most famous one, was a paper-feeding machine for “making and folding square-bottom paper bags.” Prior to this time paper … Continue reading

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Inventor of America’s First Automobile–Maybe: George Alvin Long (1850-1951)

When it comes to who built America’s first automobile, the discussion becomes as overheated as a car climbing New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington. The answer comes down to the details. What is the definition of an automobile, other than being self-propelled? … Continue reading

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Inventor of the First American Alarm clock: Concord New Hampshire’s Levi Hutchins (1761-1855)

First, lets be clear–Levi Hutchins did not make the world’s very first alarm clock. He did however appear to make the first American alarm clock. Earlier alarm clocks include one made by Leonard Da Vinci, and those made in later … Continue reading

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Not New Hampshire: Roscoe E. Rodda, Inventor of Peeps (1862-1941)

When you think about Easter, you can't help but think of “Peeps…” Continue reading

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Lebanon New Hampshire’s Inventor, Mesmerist, Mental Healer, and "Father of New Thought": Phineas Parkhurst "Park" Quimby (1802-1866)

Phineas Parkhurt Quimby was born in 1802 to a blacksmith and his wife. 

They moved to Belfast Maine when Phineas … Continue reading

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