Edwin L. Drake was a man who invented the oil. Edwin Drake was as obsessively single-minded in his hunt for oil as Ahab had been in his quest for the white whale.
Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He is credited with developing many devices in fields such as the typewriter , electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures.
Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born American inventor and scientist. Bell was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... While in the U.S. Bell invented and/or improved a number of electrical technologies. He is best remembered as the inventor of the telephone (1876).
The company hoped to make money selling the oil for lighting, and to this end the stockholders sent Drake to Titusville to assess the viability of the enterprise.
Thomas Edison invented the typewriter. The first electrically operated typewriter, consisting of a printing wheel, was invented by Thomas A. Edison in 1872 and later developed into the ticker-tape printer. The electric typewriter as an office writing machine was pioneered by James Smathers in 1920.
The device was one of the most exciting innovations of the day, allowing for multiple messages to be sent over wire simultaneously.