Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story

  • 2010
  • 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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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 high school into a women's teachers college.

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Jessica Walter, Arrested Development

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