Samuel Kelso

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Samuel Kelso was an inventor from Scotland who immigrated to Canada and later to the USA. He is known to be a holder of different patents, like the ciphering machine. 

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Early Life

Samuel Kelso was born in 1835 in Scotland (Ireland) to Charlotte L. Kelso (born in 1806) and Henry Kelso (born in 1800). 

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Career

In the early 1860s, Samuel Kelso joined the Scottish Amicable Life Assurance Society based in Chicoutimi, Saguenay, Canada, where he worked as their agent. In the same year, he became the holder of a Canadian patent.

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What Did Samuel Kelso Invent?

Samuel Kelso was known as the holder of US patent 58347 (ciphering machine). He invented this machine to help in solving equations like multiplying, adding, and subtracting any number using his invention.

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Samuel Kelso: Awards and Achievements

Even though Samuel Kelso was a successful author and inventor, it is not yet known if he was awarded for his success. But he has some notable achievements: his published book and three patents.

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Samuel Kelso Published Works and Books

Samuel Kelso had published one book back in 1862. He is known to be the author of “Notes on the Saguenay for tourists and others.

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