Ben Franklin: Inventions and Legacy

January 17, 2023

Benjamin Franklin wore many hats during his life: an ambassador, an author, a founding father, a printer, a postmaster, scientist. But perhaps most importantly, he was an inventor who dedicated his life to finding solutions to common problems and inventing new technologies. Benjamin Franklin is regarded as one of the most successful and popular inventions of our modern world, but he never did patent a single one of his inventions. Instead, he believed that his inventions should be shared freely: "That as we enjoy great Advantages from the Inventions of others, we should be glad of an Opportunity to serve others by any Invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously."

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