John Ericsson

Johan Ericsson (1803 - 1889)

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Johan (John) Ericsson
Born in Långbanshyttan, Färnebo, Värmland, Swedenmap
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[children unknown]
Died in New York, USAmap
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1803 jul 31 Johan born [1] [2] [3]

Picture from Arkiv Digital of Filipstad (S) C:7 (1779-1809) Image 208 / page 409 (AID: v5799.b208.s409, NAD: SE/VA/13110)
Picture from Arkiv Digital of Filipstad (S) C:7 (1779-1809)
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John was born at Långbanshyttan in Färnebo, Värmland, Sweden, to Olof Ericsson, who worked as the supervisor for a mine in Värmland, and Sophia Yngström[1]. He left Sweden as a young man and headed for England and the United States. He is probably best remembered as the designer of the iron clad ship USS Monitor. Although none of his inventions created any large industries, he is regarded as one of the most influential mechanical engineers ever. His notable inventions were: The surface condenser The hot air engine The world '​s first monitor, USS Monitor, was both designed and built by Ericsson for the Union Navy in the American Civil War Torpedo technology, especially Destroyer, an advanced torpedo boat The solar machine, using concave mirrors to gather sun radiation strong enough to run an engine. USS Princeton (1843) Hoop gun construction the Propeller

1810 abt looks like they move to Göta Canal[3] Forsvik[4]

1826 London[4]

1829 part in a competition building a train - the novelity[4]

1832 in prison[4]

1839 nov moved to USA[4]

Grave in Filipstad, Sweden
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Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Filipstad (S) C:7 (1779-1809) Image 208 / page 409 (AID: v5799.b208.s409, NAD: SE/VA/13110)
  2. Färnebo (S) AI:11a (1799-1806) Image 67 / page 4 (AID: v11109.b67.s4, NAD: SE/VA/13146)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Färnebo (S) AI:12a (1807-1811) Image 40 / page 66 (AID: v11111.b40.s66, NAD: SE/VA/13146)
    Comment in Swedish in the church book
    Johan Blef en af verldens namnkunigaste män igenom sina många uppfinningar
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Video Hermans Historia 2002 Bröderna Nils Och John Ericsson


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Filipstad (S) C:7 (1779-1809) Image 208 / page 409 (AID: v5799.b208.s409, NAD: SE/VA/13110)
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