My Half Century as an Inventor

My Half Century as an Inventor

My Half Century as an Inventor

My Half Century as an Inventor

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Every generation produces a certain number of individuals whose fortunate lot it is to contribute to the general good of mankind. The works of many of these men and women have been in the field of science and invention, which have been responsible for more progress in the last hundred and fifty years than had been made in all the preceding centuries of human history.

My friend Frederick Lincoln Fuller is a member of that select company of men upon whom Providence has conferred inquiring minds and the additional boon of practicality. From his early boyhood Mr. Fuller has viewed life in terms of "doing things better". This has meant doing them more easily. His practical mind has helped him patent nearly a hundred inventions which have been incorporated into machines which bring peace of mind through elimination of drudgery.

His life, like that of a majority of great inventors and scientists, has been one of simplicity as well as of service. His personality has endeared him to an immediate circle of friends which will be widened to include, I am sure, every reader of this story of his life. He gives me credit for having inspired this narrative of a useful career, and I am very glad to have had a part in making it possible for others to get a glimpse at the human side of a truly great inventor.

THOS. J. WATSON.

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