Shankar Abaji Bhise, an Indian scientist has developed about 200 inventions, for about 40 of which he took patents. He died on 7 April 1935. Some of his popular inventions include Bhise type caster, Rotary multiple type-caster, Automatic weighing and packing machine for railways, Shella or Rola soap, An automatic machine capable of composing 3000 characters per minute, Automatic bicycle stand with a lock, An automatic dwell machine, Auto-toilet flusher, Vertolite sign lamp, An electrical gadget which separated various gases from air and many more.
Shankar Abaji Bhise also succeeded in inventing a machine that was capable of composing 1,200 characters in a minute. A prestigious American Periodical named Scientific American took note of Bhise’s Achievement. Later, Bhise improved the machine by inventing a new version that was capable of composing 3000 characters per minute. Plus, he further invented an automatic model. Bhise went on to establishing his own company in USA. Here, he manufactured printing machines and supplied the same to different parts of the world. Paying due heed to Bhise’s numerous inventions in diverse fields, American Technologies referred to him as the Indian Edison.