Stefan Drezewlecki

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Stefan Drezewlecki was born in Podolia, Russian Empire back in 1844. He was sent to Paris, France to avoid the partitioned Poland to complete his education. However, during the January Uprising he returned to take part in the uprising. He returned to Paris to finish his education. While in Paris he invented the first meter used for measuring the distance for taxicabs.

He returned to Saint Petersburg in 1873 where he worked as a mechanical engineer. His specialty was mainly concentrated around the aviation and ship building industry.

What you may not know about Stefan is that he developed a method for the manufacture of ship and plane propellers, presented the general theory for screw-propeller thrush, devised a torpedo-launching system and made an instrument that drew the precise routes of ships onto a nautical chart. But what he is most noted for is that he built the first submarine in the world with electric battery-powered propulsion.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray didn't know any of I do.... 

Oct 10, 2019 01:22 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Quite an accomplished man, James. The taxi meter is another one of those items we take for granted and don't think about its origins. Had no idea it went that far back in history.

Oct 10, 2019 02:05 AM #2
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

ALL Inventions we take for granted...and had an origin such a long time ago.

Oct 10, 2019 03:38 AM #3
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Stefan certainly loved propellor thrust whether in the air or sea. Cool designs James!

Oct 10, 2019 03:55 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

He sure was a busy person and his contributions made some big changes in all these areas.

Oct 10, 2019 04:52 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Stefan had a creative mind that was always in motion. Enjoy your day!

Oct 10, 2019 04:53 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. What an incredibly smart and creative man. Good one.

Oct 10, 2019 04:57 AM #7
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Now I know who to thank for getting the boat through the water without oars!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Oct 10, 2019 05:31 AM #8
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - obviously Stefan was quite a resourceful guy.   

Oct 10, 2019 05:45 AM #9
Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC - Houston, TX
I help clients resolve IRS tax matters

Hi James - we tend to take for granted the simple things, such as the taxi meter. Thanks for sharing!

Oct 10, 2019 07:30 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - he certainly made some valuable contribution to those industries.

Oct 10, 2019 08:37 AM #11
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

There are so many things we just accept today, forgetting that someone invented or designed them out of their head initially. He was certainly a man with ideas.

Oct 10, 2019 09:55 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- so many inventions that help us still to this day and most of us haven't a clue about them. 

Oct 10, 2019 10:05 AM #13
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


You have brought to our attention so many interesting inventores of things we use or encounter on a daily basis.  Thank you for that.  A

Oct 10, 2019 10:45 AM #14
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Another amazing man that I have never heard anything about until today.

Oct 10, 2019 10:46 AM #15
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray,

I got really confused about the birth date.  I think you meant to say 1944.  ??

Anyway, I would never have thought about inventing a taxi cab meter. That was revolutionary in that industry. 

Oct 10, 2019 03:39 PM #16
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thank you for sharing this interesting story of  another great mind in Stephen Drezewlicki.

Oct 10, 2019 11:11 PM #17
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

What an innovator that has "propelled" us to things we use today!

Oct 11, 2019 06:00 AM #18
Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Mr. Drezewlecki sounds amazing; I did not know he he built the first submarine in the world with electric battery-powered propulsion before today.

Oct 12, 2019 03:17 PM #19
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