Great Inventions

Edna Purcell Bridges

Edna Purcell Bridges – AE: Working for the first American Computer Inventor

Edna Purcell Bridges talks about working for the first American computer developer. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Tom Watkins

Tom Watkins – AE: Self Starter

Tom Watkins considers the self starter in an automobile to be the most remarkable invention of his lifetime. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Gerry Romanik

Gerry Romanik – AE: First TV

Gerry Romanik recalls the first television her family bought. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

David Romanik

David Romanik – AE: Modern Inventions

David Romanik talks about modern inventions that he saw change the world. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bob Northington

Bob Northington – AE: First TV

Bob Northington talks about what it was like to get his first TV. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Duane Landa

Duane Landa – AE: Technology Since Apollo Missions

Duane talks about how much technology has changed since the Apollo Missions, and compares it to his service in the space program. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Donald Halsey

Donald Halsey – AE: Nixon’s Plane

Donald Halsey designed the interior of President Nixon’s airplane, in Air Force 1. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jeanne Gould

Jeanne Gould – AE: Battery Charger

Jeanne Gould hosted a domestic exchange student whose father invented the battery charger. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

George Field

George Field – AE: Car Air Conditioning

George Field remembers his first car in Uvalde, TX that had an aftermarket air conditioner. He also talks about his unsuccessful attempts at providing air conditioning in his family’s car. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Burt Einspruch

Dr. Burt Einspruch – AE: Medical Advancements

Dr. Burt Einspruch talks about the innovations he saw made in the medical industry. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bob Conger

Bob Conger – AE: Great Inventions

Bob Conger talks about his first indoor toilet, running water, his first TV in college, and more. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Binder

Bill Binder – AE: Blender

Bill Binder’s father worked with Thomas Edison, and also invented the blender. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jay Beck MD

Jay Beck, MD – AE: Ice-Box

Jay Beck talks about his grandmother refusing to buy or allowing the family to buy her a refrigerator, since her Ice-Box worked just fine. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Myron Ball

Myron Ball – AE: Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Myron Ball talks about when anti-inflammatory drugs were first used in the medical field. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Marylyn Andrews

Marylyn Andrews – AE: First TV

Marylyn Andrews recalls some of the technological advancements of her time including her first television. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Norred

Bill Norred – AE: Car Showroom

Bill Norred’s family owned a car dealership that only had one car on the showroom floor. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Phyllis Somer

Phyllis Somer – AE: Eyeglasses

Phyllis Somer’s father pioneered the assembly line production of prescription eyeglasses. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Art Mueller

Art Mueller – AE: Integrated Circuit

Art Mueller roomed with Jack Kilby, the inventor of the integrated circuit. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History