National Inventors Hall of Fame
- This is the on-line version of the book about the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
It allows you to do an electronic search on inventors in the hall of fame and
The medallion features on one side the profiles of Thomas Alva Edison, America's
most prolific inventor, and President Abraham Lincoln, also an inventor,
with Lincoln's tribute to the patent system: "The patent system added the fuel of
interest to the fire of genius." Mr. Edison, who received 1,093 patents, was the
first inventor inducted into The Hall of Fame. President Lincoln also received
a patent for his invention of a device for buoying ships over shoals.