Professor Robinson (1838-1910) was a distinguished professor in physics and mechanical engineering at The Ohio State University from 1878-1895. He was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He published "A Practical Treatise on the Teeth of Wheels" (New York, 1876); " Railroad Economies, or Notes with Comments" (1882); and "Strength of Wrought-Iron Bridge Members" (1882).
He was also awarded 39 patents for inventions including: a thermometer graduating machine, timepieces, a steam rock drill, photograph cutter, telephone, air compressors, automatic car brakes, shoemaking machinery, substructures for elevated railways, hypodermic syringes, and a lens grinding machine.
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