Local Inventions

Dayton, OH / Miami Valley Inventions

Besides our most famous invention—powered flight—many other important inventions of the 20th century began in Dayton. Below is a list of some, in no particular historical or alphabetical order...

  • Stepladder
  • LCD Displays
  • Photoelectric Cell
  • Movie Projector
  • Self-contained Refrigerator
  • Movie Camera
  • Black Light
  • Movie Film
  • Carbonless Copy Paper
  • Movie Theatre
  • Ethyl Gasoline
  • Ink Jet Print
  • Home Pizza Delivery
  • Parking Meters
  • Railroad Boxcar Wheels
  • Cash Register
  • Microfiche
  • Gas Masks
  • Cellophane Tape
  • Parachute
  • Heart-Lung Machine
  • Auto Air Bags
  • Soap Box Derby
  • Chrome Plating
  • Motorized Wheelchair
  • Filter Cigarettes
  • Pull Tab & Pop Top
  • Radar Detectors
  • Beverage Cans
  • "Mae West" Life Preserver
  • Ice Cube Tray
  • Mood Ring
  • Room Air Conditioner
  • Microencapsulation

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