9 forgotten legends of invention whose products you use every day

The annals of history are filled with the names of famous inventors. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Nicola Tesla, Alexander Graham Bell, the Wright Brothers — all known for signature creations that made the world of today possible.For every household name, though, there are thousands of forgotten ones: names of thinkers, tinkerers or engineers who were either too far ahead of the curve or just a second too late.Their names have been mostly buried, but their contributions live on.

These are forgotten legends of invention.

1. CORNELIS JACOBSZOON DREBBEL (1572-1633)

“A ship, wherein men may safely swim under water. That such a contrivance may be effected is beyond all question, because it hath been already experimented here in England by Cornelius Drebbel.”
Dutch inventor Cornelis Jacobszoon Drebbel contributed numerous advances to the fields of chemistry and optics, 
but perhaps his most…

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