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List of famous manufacturers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top manufacturers in the world? This includes the most prominent manufacturers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable manufacturers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic manufacturers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned manufacturers.

This list has a variety of people, like Johan Zacherl and Irving Wightman Colburn, in it.

From reputable, prominent, and well known manufacturers to the lesser known manufacturers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the manufacturer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous manufacturers ever?" and "What are the names of famous manufacturers?" then you're in the right place. (90 items)
Johann Zacherl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Manufacturers
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Johann Zacherl was an Austrian inventor, industrialist and manufacturer. Johann Zacherl made a fortune in the late 19th century by selling dried flower heads of Chrysanthenum cinerariifolum as an insecticide. ...more

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Irving Wightman Colburn was an American inventor and manufacturer. Colburn developed a process for the production of continuous flat glass disks which made the mass production for window panes possible. Colburn began his experiments in 1899. In one patent for a machine to produce flat glass on 25 March 1902. He created the Colburn Machine Glass Co. in August 1906. In 1908 he installed two machines, before the technology had developed, and in 1911 he became bankrupt. Toledo Glass Company bought Colburn's patents in 1912. He then improved the process with Toledo Glass, and its first successful result occurred on 25 November 1913. The company then became the Libbey-Owens Sheet Glass company in ...more

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Alexandre Darracq was a French automobile manufacturer. Born Pierre Alexandre Darracq in Bordeaux, France, of Basque parents, he trained as a draftsman at the Arsenal in Tarbes, in the Hautes-Pyrénées département. He later worked at the Hurtu factory manufacturing sewing machines, and Darracq designed a machine that won a gold medal at the 1889 Paris exhibition. He established the Gladiator Cycle Company in 1891. He sold his very successful company in 1896 for a substantial amount and for a short time went into the business of manufacturing electric cars as well as acquiring an interest in rotary engined Millet motorcycles. He established Automobiles Darracq S.A. in Suresnes, near Paris ...more

John Lynch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Manufacturers
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John Lynch was a nineteenth-century politician, merchant, manufacturer and newspaper publisher from Maine. Born in Portland, Maine, Lynch attended public schools as a child and graduated from Portland High School in 1842. He engaged in mercantile pursuits, was manager of the Portland Daily Press in 1862 and was a member of the Maine House of Representatives from 1862 to 1864. He was elected a Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1864, serving from 1865 to 1873. There, Lynch served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy from 1869 to 1871 and of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury from 1871 to 1873. ...more

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