Philip Vaughan

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Who is Philip Vaughan?

Philip Vaughan was a Welsh inventor and ironmaster who patented the first design for a ball bearing in Carmarthen in 1794. His design ran along a track in an axle assembly, known as a ball race, thus originating the modern ball bearing design.

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on July 23, 2013

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