Lists of All Kinds

Invented in Canada You Say

A
Acrylics (Plexiglas/Perspex/Lucite) – William Chalmers
Actar 911 CPR Dummy – Dianne Croteau, Richard Brault and Jonathan Vinden
Air-conditioned railway coach – Henry Ruttan (1858)
Antigravity suit – Wilbur R. Franks (1940)
Ardox Spiral Nails – Allan Dove (1922)
B
Balderdash – Laura Robinson and Paul Toyne (1984)
Basketball – James Naismith (1892)
Batteryless radio (AC radio tube) – Edward Samuel Rogers Sr. (1925)
BlackBerry – Mike Lazaridis (1999)
Bovril
Butter substitute
C
Canadarm – SPAR and the National Aeronautical Establishment (1981)
Calcium carbide and acetylene gas (production of) – Thomas L. “Carbide” Wilson (1892)
Carcino embryonic antigen (CEA) blood test – Dr. Phil Gold (1968)
Cardiac intensive care unit (first)
Chocolate Bar – Arthur Ganong (1910)
Cobalt bomb – University of Saskatchewan and Eldorado Mining and Refining (1951)
Compound marine engine – Benjamin Franklin Tibbets
Compound revolving snow shovel (trains)
Computerized Braille
Crash position indicator (C.P.I) – Harry T. Stevinson and David M. Makow (1959)
D
Dental mirror
Disintegrating plastic
E
Ear piercer
Electric cooking range – Thomas Ahearn (1882)
Electric hand prosthesis for children – Helmut Lukas (1971)
Electrical car (North America’s first)
Electric wheelchair – George J. Klein
Electron microscope – Prof. E. F. Burton and Cecil Hall, James Hillier and Albert Prebus (late 1930s)
Electronic wave organ – Frank Morse Robb (1927)
Explosives vapour detector – Dr Lorne Elias (1990)
F
Fathometer – Reginald Fessenden
Film developing tank
Five pin bowling – Thomas E. Ryan (1909)
Foghorn – Robert Foulis (1854)
Frozen fish – Dr. Archibald G. Huntsman (1926)
G
Garbage bag (green plastic) – Harry Wasyluk and Larry Hanson (1950s)
Gestalt Photo Mapper – G. Hobrough (1975)
Gingerale – John J. McLaughlin (1904)
Goalie mask – Jacques Plante (1959)
Green ink – Thomas Sterry Hunt (1862)
H
Hair tonic
Heart valve operation (first)
Helicopter trap (for landing on ships)
Helium as a substitute for hydrogen in airships
Hydrofoil boat – Alexander Graham Bell and Casey Baldwin (1908)
I
IMAX – Grahame Ferguson, Roman Kroitor, Robert Kerr (1968)
Instant potato flakes – Dr. Edward Asselbegs and the Food Research Institute (1962)
Insulation
Insulin (as diabetes treatment) – Dr. Frederick Banting, Dr. Charles Best and Dr. Collip (1921)
J
Java – James Gosling
Jetliner – James Floyd (1949)
Jolly jumper – Olivia Poole (1959)
K
Kerosene – Abraham Gesner (1840)
L
Lacrosse – played since the 1600s; William George Beers set out standard rules (1860)
Laser (sailboat) – Bruce Kirby, Ian Bruce and Hans Fogh (1969)
Lawn Sprinkler – Elijah McCoy (188-)
Lightbulb (first patented) – Henry Woodward (1874)
Liposomes
M
Machine gun tracer bullet
MacPherson gas mask
Measure for footwear
Muskol
N
Newtsuit – Phil Nuytten
Newsprint – Charles Fenerty (1838)
Nursing Mother Breast Pads – Marsha Skrypuch (1986)
O
P
Pablum – Drs. Alan Brown, Fred Tisdall, and Theo Drake (1930s)
Pacemaker – Wilfred Bigelow
Paint roller – Norman Breakey (1940)
Panoramic camera – John Connon (1887)
Phi (position homing indicator for aircraft)
Phonograph/Gramaphone – Alexander Graham Bell
Pictionary – Rob Angel (1986)
Pizza Pizza telephone computer delivery services
Portable high chair
Puzz-3D
Q
(A) Question of Scruples – Robert Simpson (1984)
R
Radar profile recorder – NRC (1947)
Radio compass
Robertson Screwdriver – Peter Robertson (1908)
Retractable beer carton handle (Tuck-away-handle Beer Carton) – Steve Pasjac (1957)
Rollerskate
S
Screw propeller
Ski-binding
Snowblower – Arthur Sicard (1927)
Snowmobile – Joseph-Armand Bombardier (1937)
Snowplow (rotary) – invented by J.W. Elliot (1869), first built by Leslie Brothers (1883)
Steam foghorn
Standard time – Sir Sanford Fleming (1879)
Stanley Cup – (Canada’s Governor-General) Lord Stanley of Preston (1893)
Stol aircraft – de Havilland Canada (1948)
Submarine telegraph cable
Superman – Joe Shuster and Jerome Siegel (1938)
T
Table hockey – Donald Munro (1930s)
Telephone – Alexander Graham Bell (1874)
Television – Reginald Fessenden (1927)
Trivial Pursuit – Chris Haney, John Haney and Scott Abbott (1982)
U
V
Variable Pitch Propeller – Wallace Rupert Turnbull (1918)
W
Walkie-Talkie – Donald L. Hings (1942)
Washing machine _ James Brown
Wirephoto – Sir William Stephenson (1921)
Y
Yachtzee
Z
Zipper – Gideon Sundback (1913)

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July 2, 2009 - Posted by | Miscellaneous

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