Thomas Armat
Date of Birth
Oct 26, 1866
Birth Place:
Fredricksburg, VA


Thomas Armat is the inventor of the Edison Vitascope, one of the first screen projectors. The Virginia-born Armat made his early living as a real estate agent and free-lance inventor. He is responsible for designing a new kind of oarlock for boats, an automatic car coupler for railroad cars and a number of other industrial machines. He and Charles Francis Jerkins began designing the first...