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Daniel BurnapDaniel Burnap
was a Connecticut clockmaker whose clocks were well-known for their fine craftsmanship and incredible timekeeping accuracy.
Samuel ColtSamuel Colt
patented a pistol featuring a revolving cartridge cylinder which automatically advanced the chamber when the gun was cocked in 1836.
Joseph Farwell GliddenJoseph Farwell Glidden
used a modified coffee bean grinder to fashion barbs and create the world's first barbed wire, in 1873.
Jesse RamsdenJesse Ramsden
was known as the best designer and manufacturer of mathematical, astronomical, surveying, and navigational instruments in England in the late-1700's. He also invented the dividing engine, an improved theodolite, a pyrometer, and an eyepiece for reflecting telescopes.
Big  BenBig Ben
is the common name for a huge bell that chimes the hours for a huge clock near the top of a tower at the Houses of Parliament in London, England. It is also sometimes incorrectly used to refer to the tower and clock.
Aluminum HouseAluminum House
Forging PressAutomated Forging Press
Very Large Elbow PipeVery Large Elbow Pipe

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