Joseph Beverly Fenby

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Joseph Beverly Fenby was born in Liverpool, England back in1841 to Joseph and Beverly. Sadly, I do not have any information about his upbringing education or much of anything until 1863, so let’s cut to the chase and begin.

He received British patent number 101 for what he called the “Electro-Magnetic Photoscope”, or the Electro-Magnetic Phonograph. He was the first person to coined the word “phonograph, long before Edison did. It took Herman Hollerith invented the punch card tabulator in 1879.

He also was the first person to invent the “Fenby folding chair” circa 1881, US Patent 244,216 and the folding camp stool US Patent 244,215. Those chairs are the basis for what we still use today. He died in 1903, he was 62.

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Michael Jacobs
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Hello James - a diverse thinker - I bet Joseph had a very creative mind.  

Dec 13, 2019 03:47 AM #1
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning James. Joseph had a very creative mind. Enjoy your day!

Dec 13, 2019 03:51 AM #2
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Hmmm....we have lots of invention in the storage part of our lower level....never thought of it as an "invention."

Dec 13, 2019 04:49 AM #3
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Donald Urschalitz
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He sure did accomplish many things in such a short life.

Dec 13, 2019 05:02 AM #4
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

I hope the chairs lasted longer than they do now!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 13, 2019 05:08 AM #5
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Brian England
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He had some great inventions and it is always nice to know where things that we currently use began.

Dec 13, 2019 05:38 AM #6
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again James. This is a good one my friend. I enjoy learning from you.

Dec 13, 2019 05:55 AM #7
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, James. Talk about a man with a creative mind!

Dec 13, 2019 06:00 AM #8
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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You've confused me James Dray ... what did Herman have to do with this???

Dec 13, 2019 06:09 AM #9
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning James - such simple concepts but took one person to put them in practice.

Dec 13, 2019 06:24 AM #10
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, James Dray and I suppose my sunny day lounge chairs are derived from those folding camp stools and such!!!

Dec 13, 2019 06:32 AM #11
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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James,

I have seen many types of folding chairs and they are a wonderful thing to have.  A

Dec 13, 2019 07:27 AM #12
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Hi James, 

I don't think anyone can say they have never sat on a folding chair of some sort!

Dec 13, 2019 10:10 AM #13
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Joseph saw a problem and didn't sit around waiting for someone to come up with a solution. He solved it himself.

Dec 13, 2019 04:09 PM #14
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Hi James- what an amazingly creative man!!! I've had many folding chairs and folding  camp chairs in my life!!!

Dec 13, 2019 07:01 PM #15
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James,

What an inventor and problem solver. Thanks to him one can sit on a folding chair and listen to an Electro-Magnetic Phonograph.

Dec 16, 2019 12:15 PM #16
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John Juarez
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Joseph Fenby was a pretty special guy. He got an idea about how to make things better and he came up with ways to make his ideas into reality.

Dec 17, 2019 01:19 PM #17
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John Henry, Florida Architect
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That's quite interesting.  Edison apparently was known to patent other people's inventions btw...

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