Jules Carpentier

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Jules Carpentier was born in Paris, France back in 1851.  While I don’t have a lot of information on his schooling apparently, he was a very smart man.  He was one of the first manufactures of the galvanometer which was an electromechanical instrument for detecting an electrical current.  That instrument was in use for over 50 years. 

He was also instrumental in helping the French with their telegraph system.  Working with Charles Cros he helped produce one of the first color photography.  He died in a car accident in Joigny, France in 1921.  What you may not know about Jules is that in 1900 he developed the first periscope for use in submarines. By 1906, he had made over 80 of them.  He was also given credit for the development of periscopes used in the trenches of WWI.  Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

This gentleman had "invention" in his DNA for which we should all be grateful !

Feb 28, 2018 03:59 AM #1
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning James Dray 

That is an interesting bio. The scopes in the trenches were an important tool during WWI 

Feb 28, 2018 04:01 AM #2
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi James,
I love that bit of history about the periscope... a wonderful invention.

Feb 28, 2018 04:13 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Interesting of whom invented the periscope.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 28, 2018 04:17 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. This is impressive and I would never have known. Good luck at the dentist today.

Feb 28, 2018 04:17 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Who cares about his education, he was a man of great innovation. Enjoy your day!

Feb 28, 2018 04:24 AM #6
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

And yet another inventor whose invention we are very familiar with, but whose name we would probably not know. So many unsung heroes in our world.

Feb 28, 2018 04:28 AM #7
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Now that was an important invention.

Feb 28, 2018 06:00 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

He definitely sounds like a brilliant minded person, I had never heard of him before this.

Feb 28, 2018 06:17 AM #9
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  He was a very talent man for sure and thanks for telling us about him.


Feb 28, 2018 08:30 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an interesting bio...I love that this man invented the first periscope for submarines.  A

Feb 28, 2018 09:17 AM #11
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

Very interesting. I wonder how many people went into creating the periscopes for the submarines. Thank you for sharing!

Feb 28, 2018 09:31 AM #12
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

He was a man of many wonders and a very inquisitive mind James Dray 

Feb 28, 2018 10:42 AM #13
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

In some of my favorite old movies, I have seen some of his periscopes used in WWI trenches - thanks for the information! 

Mar 01, 2018 04:09 AM #14
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James

Another fun and personal history lesson.  Jules was quite the inventor!


Mar 01, 2018 10:06 PM #15
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