George Grant

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

George GrantName: George Barnard Grant

Born: December 21, 1849, in Maine, USA

Death: August 16, 1917 (Age: 68)

Computer-related contributions

  • Grant patented and manufactured in his company Grant Calculating Machine Company of Lexington, Massachusetts, several models of calculating machines.
  • He discovered that, to obtain gears of the accuracy required for his calculators, he had to cut his own gears. Grant established a gear-cutting machine shop.
  • He is considered one of the founders of gear-cutting industry in USA.

Significant publications

  • A handbook on the teeth of gears, their curves, properties, and practical construction.