William Greener was an English inventor and gunmaker. He developed a self-expanding bullet in 1835, an electric lamp in 1846 some 33 years before Tomas Edison's patent in 1879. William Greener also invented the percussion system for firing cannon, made improvements to the miner's safety lamp and won a prize for designing a mechanical device by which four gates at railway/road level crossings could be opened or closed simultaneously. Wikipedia*
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William Greener has four videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1996 Speech. Most appearances with Haley Barbour (2), Larry Kidwell (2). Most common tag: Republican National Convention.