As a scientist, he was a major figure in the Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'.
HE WAS AN IMPORTANT SCIENTIST IN THE
The Franklin stove
A carriage odometer
The glass ”armonica”
STARTED WITH A LIGHTENING STRIKING THRU HIS
KAIT TO A METAL KEY. HE BASICALLY DISCOVERED
“In the last decade of his life, Benjamin
Franklin served as a member of the
Constitutional Convention and was elected
president of the Pennsylvania Society for
Promoting the Abolition of Slavery.
Historians have called him the
quintessential American because of his
creative pragmatism, scientific innovation,
and democratic spirit”