Canadian Inventions

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Canadian Inventions

Canadians have always been very social, kind people, we have a long history of  inventions by Canadians. Did you know that Canadians have patented more than 1 million inventions? Here are just a few  inventions by some great Canadian minds. Did you know that 5-pin bowling was created by a Canadian, hockey, baseball, basketball, football, or even lacrosse. The telephone and Walkie-Talkie they were also great Canadian communication inventions. Cable TV, AM Radio, Newsprint, and the wireless radio, they were also inventions by great Canadians. Most people can not name more than 2 or 3 of the inventions by Canadians!

5 pin bowling ...invented by Thomas F.Ryan a Canadian in 1909.

Abdominizer ...the infomercial exerciser invented by Dennis Colonello in 1984.

Able Walker  ...the walker was patented by Norm Rolston in 1986

Air-Conditioned Railway Coach ...invented by Henry Ruttan in 1858

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

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

Basketball......invented by James Naismith in 1891

Bone Marrow Compatibility Test  ...invented by Barbara Bain in 1960

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

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 Bulbs.....Henry Woodward invented the electric light bulb in 1874 and the patent was sold to Thomas Edison

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

Explosives Vapour Detector - invented by Dr Lorne Elias in 1990

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

Heart-Pacemaker.....invented by Dr. John A. Hopps in 1950

Helium Extraction from Natural Gas...invented by  Sir John Cunningham McLennan in 1915

Instant Mashed Potatoes.....dehydrated potato flakes were invented by Edward A. Asselbergs, in 1962

Insulin isolated ....by Dr. Frederick G. Banting and Dr. Charles H. Best in 1921

JAVA Software programming language ...invented by James Gosling in 1994.

Jetliner ...the first jetliner was designed by James Floyd in 1949

Jolly Jumper ...a baby's delight invented by Olivia Poole in 1959.

Kerosene.....invented by Doctor Abraham Gesner in 1846

Paint Roller.....invented by Norman Breakey of Toronto in 1940

Plexiglas ...(Polymerized Methyl Methacrylate).... invented by William Chalmers in 1931

Potato Digger.....invented by Alexander Anderson in 1856

Prosthetic Hand  ...an electric prosthetic invented by Helmut Lucas in 1971

Railway Car Brake.....invented by George B. Dorey in 1913

Railway Sleeper Car ...invented by Samuel Sharp in 1857

Snowblower.......invented by Arthur Sicard in 1925

Snowmobile......invented by Joseph-Armand Bombardier in 1922

standard time - Sir Sanford Fleming (1879)

Stanley Cup - (Canada's Governor-General) Lord Stanley of Preston (1893)

Television.....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

Undersea Telegraph Cable ...invented by Fredrick Newton Gisborne in 1857

Walkie-Talkie......invented by Donald L. Hings in 1942

Wireless Radio......invented by Reginald A. Fessenden in 1900

Zipper.....invented by Gideon Sundback in 1913