Isaac Babbitt
Name: Isaac Babbitt
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Gender: Male
Birth Day: July 26, 1799
Death Date: May 26, 1862 (age 62)
Age: Aged 62
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Leo

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Isaac Babbitt

Isaac Babbitt was born on July 26, 1799 in United States (62 years old). Isaac Babbitt is an Entrepreneur, zodiac sign: Leo. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.


He died in the town of Somerville, Massachusetts.

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Before Fame

He worked as a goldsmith before inventing the tin-derived alloy that made him millions.


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Babbitt was a goldsmith by trade, who experimented with metal alloys. In 1824, he made the first Britannia metal manufactured in the United States, from which he sold table wares as Babbitt, Crossman & Company. As this proved financially unsuccessful, he withdrew, and in 1834 moved to Boston. There he engaged as superintendent for the South Boston Iron Company, better known as Alger's foundries, where he produced the first brass cannon in the United States. Also while there, in 1839, he invented the widely used anti-friction metal now known as Babbitt metal. For this invention he received in 1841 a gold medal from the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, and afterward the United States Congress granted him $20,000. He subsequently patented this material in England (1844) and in Russia (1847). For some time, he devoted his attention to the production of the metal, and he was also engaged in the manufacture of soap.


Isaac Babbitt (July 26, 1799 in Taunton, Massachusetts – May 26, 1862 in Somerville, Massachusetts) was an American inventor. In 1839, he invented a bearing made of a low-friction tin-based metal alloy, Babbitt metal, that is used extensively in engine bearings today.

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