Interesting discoveries during your research?

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Hi there

Out of curiousity, I'm wondering are you related to anyone who has made, developed or invented something which we 'may' take for granted or don't think twice about?

For example:
My great, great, great, great uncle Julius Jefferys invented the respirator. What about you?
in The Tree House by Richard Shelley G2G6 Pilot (223k points)

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+3 votes
My grandfather, same full name as me, pattented an automotive piston design and a molding machine design.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
+1 vote
I started researching my son's paternal side of the family.  Was amazed at his great x 2 grandfather.  His interest was Cancer.  He initiated the first worldwide convention on Cancer.  Unfortunately about a week before it - he died tragically during a hunt.  His picture, memories are still portrayed at the hospital almost 90 years later.
by Living Bowling G2G6 Mach 5 (60.0k points)
+1 vote

Seth Wheeler invented toilet paper. But don't yet know how or if we're connected :)

by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (539k points)
+1 vote
We have two. My grandfather, E. S. McGee, holds the patent for a locomotive brake control attachment for train engines.

My husband's 2xgreatgrandfather holds a patent for a gem setting technique. I've not added this line to WIkiTree yet.
by Debi Hoag G2G6 Pilot (343k points)
+1 vote

My great-uncle designed and patented a piano wrist pin (don't ask me!) in Melbourne. Reported in Bendigo Advertiser, 7 May 1910 - patent 14306.

by anonymous G2G6 Pilot (258k points)
wrist pin..... sounds like something needed to get the child who doesn't want to practice in the summer held to the keyboard.

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