Robert Foulis was born in Glasgow, Scotland back in 1796. I don’t have any data as to his parents, education until 1817. His first wife Elizabeth died in childbirth, afterwards he moved to Canada arriving in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1818-1819. There he taught drawing classes and painted portraits in oil.
In 1820, he moved to Saint John, New Brunswick where he was appointed deputy land surveyor in 1822. In 1825, he founded the Saint John Foundry. In 1853, while walking towards his house on a foggy night, he heard his daughter playing her piano. This gave him an idea which he will be noted for in the history books. It took him six years to develop. He died in 1866.
What you may not know about Robert is that idea he had is still in use to this day. for you see he invented the steam-powered forhorn. Now you know the rest of the story
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