What are Benjamin Franklins contribution to the society and nation?
Old age had claimed one more victim - this time Benjamin Franklin, who was unfortunate to be both myopic and hyperopic. Tired of constantly having to switch between two different glasses; he came up with the idea of merging the two into one. He had lenses of two different pairs of spectacles cut in half and put half of each lens in a single frame and voila, bifocals came into existence (in 1784) that are used by many across the globe till date.
Created in 1761, glass armonica was one of the most loved instruments during the 18th century; its pearl-like sound being adored till date. Even the inventor admitted that out of all his inventions, the glass armonica gave him the greatest personal satisfaction. The idea came to Franklin during the time when he served as a delegate for colonial America and was on frequent visits to London and Paris. It was during one of his visits that he attended a concert of Handels Water ...more
Fires were very dangerous threat to Philadelphians, so Franklin set about trying to remedy the situation. In 1736, ...more
He established in Philadelphia better plans of transportation and also aided throughout Pennsylvania and improved communication. He helped save property from destruction and aided insurance plans against fire.
As an inventor, his accomplishments were unusual. He also aided in changing our standards of life by the invention of the Franklin Stove and started the pioneer work to harness electricity to be an agent for the benefit of mankind. In Philadelphia, he also founded one of the great universities of the world. In government, he made contributions in developing unity and democracy in our colonies, and he also served for many years as official colonial agent in London for Pennsylvania. He pointed out for a long time to the British Gov ...more