Isaac Babbitt

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Isaac Babbitt
Born July 26, 1799
Taunton, Massachusetts
Died May 26, 1862
Somerville, Massachusetts
Known for Babbitt metal

Isaac Babbitt (July 26, 1799 in Taunton, Massachusetts – May 26, 1862 in Somerville, Massachusetts) was goldsmith, in 1839 he invented of a low-friction tin-based metal alloy, Babbitt metal, that is used extensively in engine bearings today.[1]

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  1. ^ Hellemans, Alexander; Bunch, Bryan (1988). The Timetables of Science. Simon & Schuster. p. 305. ISBN 0671621300.