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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