Modern Marvels

Season 13 Episode 16

Ben Franklin Tech

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM May 25, 2006 on The History Channel
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Ben Franklin Tech
One of the most prodigious American inventors, Ben Franklin is credited for creating things like the lightning rod, the armonica, the Franklin stove, bifocal glasses, and the flexible urinary catheter. In this episode of Modern Marvels, we examine how Dr. Franklin's inventive genius extended to things like Daylight Savings Time and the voluntary fire department.moreless

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