Joshua Lionel Cowen (August 25, 1877-September 8, 1965), born Joshua Lionel Cohen, was an American inventor and the cofounder of Lionel Corporation, a manufacturer of model railroads and toy trains.
Cowen invented the flash-lamp in 1899, an early photographer's flash light source. He did not invent the flashlight as many sources say. David Misell, a British subject, did patent it - in turn immediately selling it to Conrad Hubert, the person that introduced it to the world through his novelty shop that eventually became Ever Ready Company.
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1899 Cowen received his first patent for a device that ignited a photographer's flash 1899 Cowen received a defense contract from the United States Navy to produce mine fuses 1900 Cowen and Harry C ... Grant founded Lionel Manufacturing Company in New York City 1901 Lionel Manufacturing Company begins selling electric fans, battery operated with a small motor 1901 Cowen developed the first Lionel train—a ...
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