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 (fo͝ol′tən), Robert 1765-1815.
American engineer and inventor who developed an experimental submarine (1800) and produced the first commercially successful steamboat, the North River, popularly known as the Clermont (1807).


(Biography) Robert. 1765–1815, US engineer: designed the first successful steamboat (1807) and steam warship (1814)


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Robert, 1765–1815, U.S. engineer and inventor: builder of the first profitable steamboat.
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When Fulton's tiny tea-kettle of a boat steamed up the Hudson to Albany in two days, who could have foreseen the steel leviathans, one-sixth of a mile in length, that can in the same time cut the Atlantic Ocean in halves?
There exist guns, according to Fulton, perfected in England by Philip Coles and Burley, in France by Furcy, and in Italy by Landi, which are furnished with a peculiar system of closing, which can fire under these conditions.
Rose despised this taste at first, but soon got interested in Livingstone's adventures, Hobson's stirring life in India, and the brave trials and triumphs of Watt and Arkwright, Fulton, and "Palissy, the Potter." The true, strong books helped the dreamy girl; her faithful service and sweet patience touched and won the boy; and long afterward both learned to see how useful those seemingly hard and weary hours had been to them.
The city presenting no objects of sufficient interest to detain us on our way, we resolved to proceed next day by another steamboat, the Fulton, and to join it, about noon, at a suburb called Portland, where it would be delayed some time in passing through a canal.
Do not the constructive fingers of Watt, Fulton, Whittemore, Arkwright, predict the fusible, hard, and temperable texture of metals, the properties of stone, water, and wood?
Fulton Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: FULT) has said that the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System has terminated the consent order the agency issued on September 4, 2014 to Fulton Financial Corporation and its bank subsidiary, Lafayette Ambassador Bank.
FULTON reports the VSRT is the first steam boiler to emerge from its new 'PURE Technology' approach, and says it's an initiative that's resulted in a world-first design that is durable, long-lasting and boasts the highest efficiencies and ultra-low NOx emissions as standard.
The board of directors of Fulton Financial has approved a new share repurchase program which authorizes the Corporation to repurchase up to $100M of Fulton's common stock, or approximately 3.5% of Fulton's outstanding shares, based on the closing price of Fulton's common stock and the number of shares outstanding on February 15, 2019.
When he was a college student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fulton wanted to see what a law firm was all about, so he got a job pushing the mail cart at DeWitt.
BROKEN ARROW ADDvantage Technologies Group has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Fulton Technologies Inc.
7 January 2019 - Pennsylvania, US-based Fulton Bank, N.A.
The Lancaster-based holding company said two Fulton Bank branches in Lancaster County and one in Dauphin County will be consolidated into other local branches in those areas.