Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story

  • 2010
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

The story of Peter Cooper (1791-1883), who invented the washing machine, built the first steam locomotive and created edible gelatin. The profile relies on Cooper's own words, insights from historians and re-creations. Among his other accomplishments: founding the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1859; and transforming a bankrupt h (more…)

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  • Premiered: October 3, 2010
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: The story of Peter Cooper (1791-1883), who invented the washing machine, built the first steam locomotive and created edible gelatin. The profile relies on Cooper's own words, insights from historians and re-creations. Among his other accomplishments: foun… (more)

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