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It frequently happens that two persons, reasoning right on a mechanical subject, think alike and invent the same thing without any communication with each other. ---->>>

People did not even then like to eat dirt, if they could see it. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: September 13, 1755
Birthplace: Newport, Delaware
Die: April 15, 1819
Occupation: Inventor

Oliver Evans (September 13, 1755 – April 15, 1819) was an American inventor, engineer and businessman born in rural Delaware and later rooted commercially in Philadelphia. He was one of the first Americans building steam engines and an advocate of high pressure steam (vs. low pressure steam). A pioneer in the fields of automation, materials handling and steam power, Evans was one of the most prolific and influential inventors in the early years of the United States (wikipedia)