Edison and the Kinetographic Camera
August 31, 1897. This was the day that famed inventor and innovator Thomas Edison received a patent for the kinetographic camera. By creating a device that made it possible for films to be viewed by one person at a time through a viewer, Edison created what would later become the motion picture camera. Edison was …Read more
Thomas Edison Encourages us to Snooze our Way to Creativity
We’ve all been there before – you’re burning the candle at both ends and are getting closer and closer to creative burnout. You’re clinging to the mantra, “No rest for the weary” as you rapidly begin to lose steam. Though we’ve heard time and time again that you should get no less than seven hours …Read more
Happy National Inventors’ Day!
At Davison, we treat every day like it’s National Inventors’ Day! Keep reading to learn more about this celebration! This isn’t your average day. Why? Because it’s National Inventors’ Day – a day that’s reserved to recognizing the great contributions of our nation’s inventors, both past and present! But, beyond a day to celebrate these …Read more
These Famous Idea People Failed Their Way Forward
In Monday’s blog, we introduced the idea of failing your way forward. We showed you how failure isn’t the end. In fact, failure is just the beginning. After sharing our founder and CEO George Davison’s story of failing forward, we were intrigued and did some investigating of our own to uncover other prominent inventors …Read more
Are Patents That Important?
As the holiday season is upon us, we can’t help but think of all the innovative and creative minds that are behind those products that are flying off the store shelves as people continue to cross items off of their holiday wish lists. So often, inventors with big ideas get hung up on the need …Read more
Who’s Lowell Wood and Why Do We Care?
Year after year, America continues to be the most innovative, inventing nation in the entire world. When we think of famous American inventors, more times than not, Thomas Edison’s name will likely be rambled off, among many other inventors. This comes as no surprise, given the fact that he’s invented some of the most prolific …Read more
Three Famous Inventors Who Overcame Failure
“Every glowing path that goes astray… shows you how to find a Better Way!” Leave it to a 1968 classic children’s film to provide just the right amount of inspiration and humor to keep us motivated. Recently, our founder and CEO, Mr. Davison, shared the inspirational tune The Roses of Success from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a movie …Read more
Celebrating Edison, Ford and Model T Day… the Davison Way!
On this day 107 years ago, the very first production Model T was completed at Ford’s Detroit plant. As you know, this major leap in mass production turned Henry Ford’s Model T from a luxury vehicle into a transportation option that was affordable for everyday people. You might remember that some of our team members …Read more
Davison Does Dearborn Recap
In the inventing industry, what could be more inspiring than visiting the home of one of history’s most iconic inventors? Over the weekend, we took a trip to Dearborn, Michigan to do just that! We loaded the buses early Saturday morning to visit the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. Our day started …Read more
Let the Creativity Begin: Happy National Inventors Month!
At Davison, we thrive on creativity and the inventive spirit every day. But, the month of May in particular is a time when we can celebrate our love of inventing with the rest of the invention world during National Inventors Month. This month-long celebration of inventions and creativity began in 1998 by the United Inventors …Read more