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10710
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As inventors try to transform bright ideas into business ventures, they can count on the Inventors' Network of the Carolinas to provide information and support.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 8, Jan 2009, p118-120, 122, 124, il Periodical Website
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10772
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On November 14, 1910, M. F. H. Gouverneur, vice-president of the Tide Water Power Company, and H. M. Chase, manager of the American Chemical and Textile Coloring Company, made the only public test flight of the airplane they built on Shell Island, sometimes called Moore's Beach. More than 5,000 visitors crowded Wrightsville Beach four months earlier, when, on July 4, the pair had planned to attempt the first flight of their self-designed aircraft. Newspaper reports described the November flight, piloted by Mr. Chase, as having attained an altitude of about five feet, sustained for some distance, just long enough to demonstrate the plane's ability to fly. The event carries the distinction of being the first airplane constructed in North Carolina and owned and flown by North Carolinians.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 36 Issue 6, Aug 1968, p9, 14, il
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14668
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A business venture by Mr. Troy M. Herring was inspired by his toddler. After watching the tireless child move about his home in Roseboro, Herring designed a collapsible baby pen to be used both at home and when traveling. He patented his invention in 1946 and by the next year joined fellow Roseboro citizens to open a factory capable of producing 100 pens a day.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 14 Issue 41, Mar 1947, p11
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8291
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Numerous inventions and scientific breakthroughs have occurred in North Carolina. Many inventors are well-known, such as the Wright Brothers, Caleb Bradham, and Richard Gatling. Others may not be widely known for a number of reasons, such as being unable to secure a patent. In 1801, G. F. Saltonstall of Fayetteville was the first North Carolinian to receive a patent. He had invented a new method of processing grain. Davis provides a timeline of North Carolina inventors and their creations from 1801 to 2005.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 46 Issue 1, Fall 2006, p1-5, il, por
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32166
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Grady Fowler and Ben Venable of Surry County came up with an idea for an automatic egg gathering system. Their invention, called the Fowler Venable System, consists of nesting units which constitute the conveyor, the conveyor drive, and a vacuum system which cleans the conveyor after each cycle. The new system is being tested by various poultry companies, and is expected to drastically improve efficiency and work operations.
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34529
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Clinton E. Lincoln was a resident of Morehead City in between 1854 and 1918. Lincoln patented two inventions during his residency—a sewing table and associated spool holder. The table is exemplary of innovative trends in 19th century daily life, as it would have improved household clothing manufacture. A copy of the patent letter is included in the article.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 10 Issue 3, Summer 1994, p3-5, il