Samuel Morey

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Birthday
23, 1762
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Apr 17, 1843 (80)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
23, 1762
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Apr 17, 1843 (80)

About

Engineer who worked on some of the earliest internal combustion steam engines for boats.

Before Fame

He channeled the steam coming out of a tea kettle on the fireplace to turn a spit placed above it while he was still a child.

Trivia

His first steamboat used a paddle wheel to transport people up the river at 4 mph.

Family Life

He was the second child of Israel Morey and Martha Palmer. His family moved from Connecticut to New Hampshire.

Associated With

He inspired George Westinghouse to build a practical engine based on his discovery.