Ben Franklin

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one of 17 children and an apprentice to his brother James. At 24 he was a prosperous merchant and a owner of a print shop. And publisher of the gazette. He helped found the American Philosophical society, and the University of Pennsylvania, the first public library of America. Franklin was everything but a poet.
Ben Franklin invented the Franklin Stove, bifocal eyeglasses, a musical instrument that used moistened glasses and a rocking chair that could swat flies. He prompted numerous municipal projects in Philadelphia: paving streets, installing sewer lines, improving street lighting and establishing a fire brigade.