The oldest and wisest of America's Founding Fathers he is perhaps most famous as a man of wit and words. Yet Dr. Benjamin Franklin was also one of history's greatest scientists. From the humble Pennsylvania Stove to the spectacular lightning rod Franklin was perennially concerned with putting scientific principals to practical use. Now BEN FRANKLIN TECH examines the ingenuity and imagination of Franklin's numerous inventions including his crafty anti-counterfeiting techniques his unique musical instrument and the world's first bifocal eyeglasses. Historians and experts explore how Franklin's inventive genius extended to larger institutions as well as seen in such concepts as the volunteer fire department Daylight Savings Time and America's first lending library. Bringing to life a man of industry creativity and undying enthusiasm MODERN MARVELS celebrates America's archetypal innovator.