|Picture from Arkiv Digital of Filipstad (S) C:7 (1779-1809)|
Birth record son Johan
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. 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
1829 part in a competition building a train - the novelity
1832 in prison
1839 nov moved to USA
|Grave in Filipstad, Sweden|
Picture from Wikicommon
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