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Thomas Davenport (b. 9 July 1802 - 6 July 1851) was a Vermont blacksmith who lived in Forestdale Vermont. July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... --69. ... July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Official language(s) None Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 43th 24,923 km² 130 km 260 km 3. ... Blacksmith Blacksmith at work Blacksmith at work Blacksmiths fire Hot metal work from a blacksmith A blacksmith is man or woman designing, making and hot shaping metal products, such as wrought iron gates, grills, railings, light fixtures, furniture, sculpture, tools, decorative and religious items, cooking utensils and weapons. ...


With his wife (Emily Davenport), and a colleague (Orange Smalley), he invented the electric motor and electric locomotive circa 1834 in Brandon, Vermont. Thomas Davenport received the first patent on an electric machine in 1837, U. S. Patent No. 132. Emily Davenport. ... This is a chronological list of inventions. ... Electric motors of various sizes. ... A locomotive (from lat. ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Brandon, Vermont Brandon is a town located in Rutland County, Vermont. ... A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state to a person for a fixed period of time in exchange for the regulated, public disclosure of certain details of a device, method, process or composition of matter (substance) (known as an invention) which is new, inventive, and... 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Further Reading

  • Frank Wicks. "The Blacksmith's Motor. Electricity, magnetism, and motion: A self-taught Vermonter pointed the direction for lighting the world."   Mechanical Engineering, July 1999.
  • Patent 132. http://www.tecsoc.org/pubs/history/2002/feb25b.htm
  • Smalley and Davenport's shop. http://www.uvm.edu/~histpres/SD/hist.html

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Encyclopedia: Thomas Davenport (532 words)
Thomas Davenport was born in 1802 in Vermont on a farm outside Williamstown, Vt., the eighth of 12 children.
Thomas Davenport died on July 6, 1851, Salisbury, Vt., U.S.A. In 1929, Rev. Walter Rice Davenport, nephew of Thomas Davenport, wrote the Biography of Thomas Davenport, " The Brandon Blacksmith, Inventor of the Electric Motor ", which was published by the Vermont Historical Society.
Davenport purchased one of Henry's magnets and together with Emily, his brother Oliver and cousin Orange Smalley began work on what is described in the patent specifications as "an application of magnetism and electro magnetism to propelling machinery." (Patent Number 132).
Thomas Davenport - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (130 words)
With his wife (Emily Davenport), and a colleague (Orange Smalley), he invented the electric motor and electric locomotive circa 1834 in Brandon, Vermont.
Thomas Davenport received the first patent on an electric machine in 1837, U. Patent No. 132.
Thomas Davenport, Further Reading, 1802 births, 1851 deaths, American inventors, Blacksmiths and People from Vermont.
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