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Chester Greenwood, a grammar school dropout, invented earmuffs at the age of 15 and accumulated over 100 patents in his lifetime.

Ear Plugs
The history of ear plugs.

Painting with an easel was known to the ancient Egyptians.

Eating Utensils
The history of forks, spoons and knives.

Eight Track Tape
William Lear invented the eight track tape player and designed the Lear Jet.

Willem Einthoven received a patent for the ECG - a timeline of the invention and implementation.

Eiffel Tower
Gustave Eiffel built the Eiffel Tower for the Paris World's Fair of 1889, which honored the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.

In 1820, Thomas Hancock patented elastic fastenings for gloves, suspenders, shoes and stockings.

Elisha Otis invented the "Improvement in Hoisting Apparatus" or elevator.

Electric Blanket
In 1936, the first automatic electric blanket was invented.

Electric Chair
The history and of the electric chair.

Electricity - Electronics
Several famous persons in the field of electricity and electrical theory are profiled. The history of electricity and electronics.

Electric Motor
Michael Faraday's big breakthrough in electricity development was his invention of the electric motor.

Electrochemical Paintbrush
Adam Cohen invented the "electrochemical paintbrush", nanotechnology used in etching microchips.

Electrogasdynamics Systems
Meredith Gourdine invented electrogasdynamics systems.

An electromagnet is a device in which magnetism is produced by an electric current.

Electron Tubes
The complex history behind the electron or vacuum tube.

The copy machine was invented by Chester Carlson.

Electroplating was invented in 1805 and paved the way for economical jewelry.

The electroscope - a device for detecting electric charge - was invented by Jean Nollet in 1748.

Have you ever wondered what this @ in your email address is for?

Understanding how engines work and the history of engines.

The history of engraving, a popular method of printing.

Erector Set
A.C. Gilbert invented the Erector Set, a child's building toy.

The first bank industry computer - also MICR (magnetic ink character recognition) for reading checks.

In 1891, Jesse Reno created a new novelty ride at Coney Island that led to the invention of the escalator.

The Etch-A-Sketch
The Etch-A-Sketch was developed in the late 1950s by Arthur Granjean.

Robert Metcalfe and Xerox team invented network computing.

The history of explosives.

The history of the oldest known glass lens to the first pair of spectacles invented by Salvino D'Armate.

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