Inventions

John Muir, the Inventor

Here are just a few of the many odd inventions that John Muir made. John Muir was a man of science who loved to fiddle and create contraptions that would serve to benefit his life. For most of us in today's modern world, these inventions would seem to be in the way, but Muir wanted end results. His works included an alarm clock that was hooked up to his bed and would flip the bed up in the morning, so to assure his rising. Can you imagine? Many of his inventions were so strange that we're not even sure what they were. However, take a look at these photos (below) and see if you can figure out what Muir invented!

Drawings of John Muir's inventions housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

 
Illustration of an unknown John Muir invention.
John Muir's drawing of invention.
 
Illustration of an unknown John Muir invention.
John Muir's drawing of invention.
 
Illustration of an unknown John Muir invention.
John Muir's drawing of invention.
 
Illustration of an unknown John Muir invention.
John Muir's drawing of invention.
 
Illustration of an unknown John Muir invention.
John Muir's drawing of invention.
 
Illustration of an unknown John Muir Invention.
John Muir's drawing of invention.
 
Illustration of a John Muir Invention. Bucket with a mechanical device.
John Muir's drawing of invention.
 
John Muir Invention. Illustration of a mechanical device over some hills.
John Muir's drawing of invention.

Last updated: May 31, 2017

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