Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

How many things were invented by Canadians?

...longest list (with proofs) gets 10 points.

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    The history of invention in Canada has followed a long and noble path. Canadian inventors have patented more than one million inventions, yet few people can name more than one or two Canadian inventors or any Canadian accomplishments.

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    Only a small percentage of the great inventions invented by Canadian inventors are listed below.

    5 Pin Bowling A truly Canadian sport invented by T.E. Ryan of Toronto in 1909[

    Able Walker The walker was patented by Norm Rolston in 1986

    Access Bar Patented food bar designed to help burn fat by Dr Larry Wang

    Air-Conditioned Railway Coach Invented by Henry Ruttan in 1858

    Abdominizer The infomercial exercise darling invented by Dennis Colonello in 1984

    AC Radio Tube Invented by Edward Samuels Rogers in 1925

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    Wilson invented the production process in 1892

    Acetylene Buoy Invented by Thomas L. Wilson in 1904

    Agrifoam Crop Cold Protector Co-invented in 1967 by D. Siminovitch & J. W. Butler

    Analytical Plotter 3D map-making system invented by Uno Vilho Helava in 1957

    Andromonon Three-wheeled vehicle invented in 1851 by Thomas Turnbull

    Anti-Gravity Suit Invented by Wilbur Rounding Franks in 1941, a suit for high altitude jet pilots

    Automatic Foghorn The first steam foghorn was invented by Robert Foulis in 1859

    Automatic Machinery Lubricator One of the many inventions invented by Elijah McCoy

    Automatic Postal Sorter In 1957, Maurice Levy invented a postal sorter that could handle 200,000 letters an hour

    Basketball Invented by James Naismith in 1891

    Bone Marrow Compatibility Test Invented by Barbara Bain in 1960

    Bromine A process to extract was invented by Herbert Henry Dow in 1890

    Calcium Carbide Thomas Leopold Willson invented a process for Calcium Carbide in 1892

    Canada Dry Ginger Ale Invented in 1907 by John A. McLaughlin

    Chocolate Nut Bar Arthur Ganong made the first nickel bar in 1910

    Computerized Braille Invented by Roland Galarneau in 1972

    Creed Telegraph System Fredrick Creed invented a way to convert Morse Code to text in 1900

    Compound Steam Engine Invented by Benjamin Franklin Tibbetts in 1842

    CPR Mannequin invented by Dianne Croteau in 1989

    Electric Car Heater Thomas Ahearn invented the first electric car heater in 1890

    Electric Cooking Range Thomas Ahearn invented the first in 1882

    Electric Light Bulb Henry Woodward invented an electric light bulb in 1874 and sold the patent to Thomas Edison

    Electron Microscope Eli Franklin Burton, Cecil Hall, James Hillier, Albert Prebus co-invented the electron microscope in 1937

    Electric Organ Morse Robb of Belleville, Ontario, patented the world's first electric organ in 1928

    Electric Streetcar John Joseph Wright invented an electric streetcar in 1883

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    Fathometer An early form of sonar invented by Reginald A. Fessenden in 1919

    Film Colourization Invented by Wilson Markle in 1983

    Garbage Bag (polyethylene) Invented by Harry Wasylyk in 1950

    Goalie Mask Invented by Jaques Plante in 1960

    Gramophone Co-invented by Alexander Graham Bell & Emile Berliner in 1889

    Green Ink Currency ink invented by Thomas Sterry Hunt in 1862

    Half-tone Engraving Co-invented by Georges Edouard Desbarats and William Augustus Leggo in 1869

    Heart Pacemaker Invented by Dr.

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    John A. Hopps in 1950

    Hydrofoil Boat Co-invented by Alexander Graham Bell and Casey Baldwin in 1908

    IMax Movie System Co-invented in 1968 by Grahame Ferguson, Roman Kroitor, and Robert Kerr

    Instant Mashed Potatos Dehydrated potato flakes were invented by Edward A. Asselbergs in 1962

    Insulin Process Fredrick Banting, J. J. Macleod, Charles Best and Collip invented the process for insulin in 1922

    JAVA Software programming language invented by James Gosling in 1994

    Jetliner The first commercial jetliner to fly in North America was designed by James Floyd in 1949. The first test flight of the Avro Jetliner was on August 10 1949.

    Jolly Jumper Baby's delight invented by Olivia Poole in 1959

    Kerosene Invented by Doctor Abraham Gesner in 1846

    Lawn Sprinkler Another invention made by Elijah McCoy

    Light Bulb Leads Leads made of nickel & iron alloy were invented by Reginald A. Fessenden in 1892

    Marquis Wheat Invented by Sir Charles E. Saunders in 1908

    McIntosh Apple Invented by John McIntosh in 1796

    Music Synthesizer Invented by Hugh Le Caine in 1945

    Newsprint Invented by Charles Fenerty in 1838

    Odometer Invented by Samuel McKeen in 1854

    Paint Roller invented by Norman Breakey of Toronto in 1940

    Plexiglas Polymerized Methyl Methacrylate invented by William Chalmers in 1931

    Polypump Liquid Dispenser Harold Humphrey made pumpable liquid hand soap possible in 1972

    Portable Film Developing System Invented by Arthur Williams McCurdy in 1890, but he foolishly sold the patent to George Eastman in 1903

    Potato Digger Invented by Alexander Anderson in 1856

    Process to Extract Helium from Natural Gas Invented by Sir John Cunningham McLennan in 1915

    Prosthetic Hand An electric prosthetic invented by Helmut Lucas in 1971

    Quartz Clock Warren Marrison developed the first quartz clock

    R-Theta Navigation System Invented by J.E.G. Wright in 1958

    Radio-Transmitted Voice Invented by Reginald A. Fessenden in 1904

    Railway Car Brake Invented by George B. Dorey in 1913

    Railway Sleeper Car Invented by Samuel Sharp in 1857

    Robertson Screw Invented by Peter L. Robertson in 1908

    Rotary Blow Molding Machine Plastic bottle maker invented by Gustave Côté in 1966

    Rotary Railroad Snowplow Invented by J.E. Elliott in 1869

    Rubber Shoe Heels Elijah McCoy patented an important improvement to rubber heels in 1879

    Safety Paint A high reflectivity paint invented by Neil Harpham in 1974

    Screw Propeller Ship's propeller invented by John Patch in 1833

    Silicon Chip Blood Analyzer Invented by Imants Lauks in 1986

    SlickLicker Made for cleaning oil spills and patented by Richard Sewell in 1970

    Snowblower Invented by Arthur Sicard in 1925

    Snowmobile Invented by Joseph-Armand Bombardier in 1958

    Standard Time Invented by Sir Sanford Fleming in 1878

    Stereo-orthography Map Making System Invented by T.J. Blachut, Stanley Collins in 1965

    Superphosphate Fertilizer Invented by Thomas L. Wilson in 1896

    Synthetic Sucrose Invented by Dr. Raymond Lemieux in 1953

    Television System Reginald A. Fessenden patented a television system in 1927

    Television Camera Invented by F. C. P. Henroteau in 1934

    Telephone Invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876

    Telephone Handset Invented by Cyril Duquet in 1878

    Tone-to-Pulse Converter Invented by Michael Cowpland in 1974

    Trivial Pursuit Invented in 1979 by Chris Haney and Scott Abbott

    Tuck-Away-Handle Beer Carton Invented by Steve Pasjac in 1957

    Undersea Telegraph Cable Invented by Fredrick Newton Gisborne in 1857

    UV-degradable Plastics Invented by Dr. James Guillet in 1971

    Variable Pitch Aircraft Propeller Invented by Walter Rupert Turnbull in 1922

    Walkie-Talkie Invented by Donald L. Hings in 1942

    Wireless Radio Invented by Reginald A. Fessenden in 1900

    Wirephoto Edward Samuels Rogers invented the first in 1925

    Zipper Invented by Gideon Sundback in 1913

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  • 1 decade ago

    Alexander Graham Bell: the telephone. Sorry, he was not an American. He was born in Scotland, and moved from London to Ontario, Canada because of health problems.

    Frederick Banting discovered insulin.

  • 1 decade ago

    Canadian bacon and American Draft Dodgers.

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know of any Candian inventors, at least that I can think of

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Duct tape!

  • 1 decade ago

    hockey, the word "eh", and that funny looking hat with the ear flaps

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