Here are a few reported for November 4:
From primitive beginnings of replication to sophistication that surpasses human capabilities lies the evolution of prosthetics.
Artificial Limb. In 1846, the first U.S. patent for an artificial leg was granted to Benjamin F. Palmer of Meredith, New Hampshire (No. 4,834). The leg had a pliable joint that worked noiselessly preserving its contour in all positions. It presented no openings in the exterior of the legs about the joints and contained tendons of gut and springs arranged for more elasticity, strength, durability and freedom of motion than previously available. Previously in 1837, one was exhibited by Howland & Co of Brookfield, Massachusetts.
Think about the facilitation of meat processing without aid of the meat slicer.
Can you imagine life's differences (difficulties) for consumers and industry without the great strides refrigeration has made?
Refrigeration. In 1879, African-American Thomas Elkins of Albany, New York patented a refrigerating apparatus (No. 221,222) designed for chilling or cooling food, or even, according to the patent, human corpses. A porous chilling box enveloped in fabric rests on a grated floor through which a circulation of air aids the evaporation of water supplied from a trough to the fabric. As the water evaporates, latent heat is withdrawn from the chilling box. How cool!
Modern day economic growth has solidified the essentiality of the cash register BUT what has happened to the capability of making change?
It is difficult for us to imagine the world today without the automobile. With that invention came many, many improvements decade after decade.
Behind every invention is an inventor whose innovative mind never sleeps because...