Bellport in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
the ball bearing
Oliver Hazard Perry Robinson
March 13, 1866
Bellport - Brookhaven
Erected 1968 by Bellport - Brookhaven Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is March 13, 1866.
Location. 40° 45.57′ N, 72° 56.201′ W. Marker is in Bellport, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on South Country Road (County Route 36) south of Browns Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 177 South Country Road, Bellport NY 11713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bellport Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); VFW Post 8300 War Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); Monorail (approx. 1½ miles away); The Avery Homestead (approx. 2.9 miles away); Squire Mott Grist Mill (approx. 3 miles away); Ca. 1740 CemeteryCarman's Mill (approx. 3.9 miles away); Capt. Austin Roe (approx. 4 miles away).
Also see . . . Ball bearing (Wikipedia). (Submitted on June 16, 2021, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
1. The Inventor of the Ball Bearing
The true inventor of the ball bearing is a bit contested in history. The modern ball bearing was likely invented by Philip Vaughan in 1794 in Wales. Robinson's invention was named the Anti-Friction Roller, and worked similarly to ball bearings. He was the first to receive a patent in the USA for this invention.
— Submitted June 12, 2021, by Alexander Erwin of East Patchogue, New York.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2021, by Alexander Erwin of East Patchogue, New York. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2021, by Alexander Erwin of East Patchogue, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.