Benjamin Bradley

Benjamin Bradley

Born: , Maryland  Unknown

Invention: Steam Powered Engine For Warship

Bradley then used his savings to develop and build an engine large enough to run the first steam-powered warship. Because he was a slave, Bradley was not allowed to get a patent for the engine he developed. He was, however, able to sell the engine and keep the money, which he used to buy his freedom. He lived the rest of his life as a free man.

Personal Bio

African-AmericanInventos.org
Benjamin Bradley was born a slave in Maryland, around 1830, but became and engineer and inventor. Bradley learned literacy from his master's children.Bradley was also good at mathematics, and showed a natural talent for making things. .Benjamin Bradleys death was unknown.

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