Baptiste Jules Henri Jacques Giffard

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Baptiste Jules Henri Jacques Giffard was born in Paris, France back in 1825.  Sadly, I do not have any information as to his parents, upbringing or education.  This one is going to be short so hand on and let’s get with it.

In response to his declining eyesight, he committed suicide in 1882, leaving his inventions to humanitarian and scientific purposes.

What you may not know about Baptiste is that he was an inventor.  He invented the steam injector, a device used to deliver cold water to a boiler replacing the mechanical pump.  He also invented the Giffard dirigible it was the first airship powered by a steam engine.  It was also the world’s first passenger-carrying airship.  He made a trip from Paris to Elancort, making turns and circles.  Proving an airship could be steered and controlled.

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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning,  James Dray 

steam injector

 Image result for photos of steam injector

 

Mar 21, 2020 03:21 AM #1
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning James. Another creative fellow ahead of his time. Keep them coming. Enjoy your day!

Mar 21, 2020 03:27 AM #2
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

It would be interesting to take a ride in his dirigible.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Mar 21, 2020 04:47 AM #3
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello James - an obviously intelligent person gone too soon.  

Mar 21, 2020 04:58 AM #4
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning James Dray - that is a sad way for an inventor to die.

Mar 21, 2020 05:11 AM #5
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Donald Urschalitz
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Outside of all the hot air, he made a great contribution to society.

Mar 21, 2020 05:23 AM #6
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Good morning again James. You have shared a really good one with us today.

Mar 21, 2020 05:35 AM #7
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Brian England
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He sounds like a brilliant man, sad to hear about his declining eyesight that led to suicide.

Mar 21, 2020 06:40 AM #8
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Nina Hollander
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What an amazing man, James. Sad to think that he took his own life in response to declining eye sight.

Mar 21, 2020 06:51 AM #9
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Hi James Dray - I am always amazed at how an inventor brings his/her ideas to fruition. 

Mar 21, 2020 08:40 AM #10
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I wish he had a happy ending especially with such useful inventions.

Mar 21, 2020 08:44 AM #11
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I just watched a modern marvels on airships and how steam was a great advance...

Happy Saturday James Dray 

Mar 21, 2020 11:18 AM #12
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James,

What a much needed invention that was, and so sad that this man killed himself. A

Mar 21, 2020 11:22 AM #13
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Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Take care and have a very special weekend.

Mar 21, 2020 12:37 PM #14
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It's sad that such a brilliant man felt so helpless as to end his life so abruptly.

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Hi James- wonderful invention but what a shame that he committed suicide. 

Mar 21, 2020 06:16 PM #17
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Hi James,  Thanks for sharing the story of an interesting and intelligent man.  Baptiste had a great mind, sad to see it taken away so soon.

Mar 21, 2020 09:07 PM #18
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I love hearing about anything steam James Dray . They are amazing machines to me.

Mar 22, 2020 09:34 AM #19
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What a shame such a talented inventor ended his life, and far too early.

Jeff

Mar 22, 2020 01:51 PM #20
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Baptiste Jules Henri Jacques Giffard certainly was a visionary. It is so sad that his life ended in tragedy.

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