All of us enjoy many luxuries or benefits from inventors. Some inventions save lives, save time, save money, save work and much more.

We could look around our room and see the benefits from inventors: our electricity, our lights, our technology, our clock, our TV and I am sure some one invented the chair we sit on.

We will see the lives and the ingenuity of Christian inventors.




William Gascoigne (scientist/inventor)




Gascoigne's Micrometer as drawn by Robert Hooke

William Gascoigne (1612 – 2 July 1644) was an English astronomer, mathematician and maker of scientific instruments from Middleton, Leeds, who invented the micrometer. He was one of a group of astronomers in the north of England who followed the astronomy of Johannes Kepler which included, Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree.

He contributed greatly to instrumentation. He is asserted to have been the first to make a telescope with two convex lenses. (A telescope, which survives, that he did make in late 1640 was a Galilean type.) He invented methods of grinding glasses. Most important, he developed the first micrometer. He applied the telescope to the quadrant.

Johannes Gutenberg








Johannes Gutenberg 1398-1468  was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe with the printing press, 1455. He printed the Bible in Latin version.