The Midwest is home to many creative people in our current day, but has also been the home to some amazing inventors in Michigan. Some of our most prominent inventors were easily Thomas Edison, who grew up in Port Huron and eventually invented the lightbulb in the late 1800s, and Henry Ford, who handbuilt his first car in 1896.

Then we have Orville Gibson, who we know as the father of Gibson guitars in Kalamazoo, Michigan. These are three iconic inventors and inventions that have changed the world completely. But that’s not to say that surrounding states like Ohio are without inventors who have shaped the world with their inventions.

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Life-Changing Inventions From Ohio

For example, Charles Kettering is the person that you should be thanking if you have an electric starter for your car. If it wasn’t for his 1911 invention, we still be cranking engines to get them to turn on.

But that’s just one of the great inventions that stemmed from Ohio. We can’t forget about the right brothers who invented the airplane. That’s why it’s so easy to say that the Midwest is home to some of the most life-changing vengeance of all time.

But what about those smaller items that don’t get as much notoriety? Well, we wanted to shed some light on some other great Ohio inventions that people may not realize were invented there, or that are taken for granted. Take a look at the list below and let us know if you already knew that these were born in Ohio.

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