Ericsson, John - Collection of the American Swedish Historical Foundation

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The life and work of inventor John Ericsson (1803-1889) are chronicled here in over 3,000 items spanning 1839-1889. Ericsson is best remembered for changing the course of naval history with the invention of the screw propeller and design of the propeller-driven ship and the ironclad Monitor. Included are his correspondence with professional and business associates, drawings and descriptions of inventions, articles by him for leading scientific journals, records of awards, and documentation from his legal battles over patents and contracts.

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