John Kay invented the Flying Shuttle, which was an improvement to looms. The flying shuttle was made up of a bobbin which the crossways yarn would be woven onto. The shuttle was pushed from one side to the other by hand. A leaver threw the shuttle and only required one man to operate.
Carbonated Water was invented by Joseph Priestley when he discovered how to infuse water with carbon dioxide. Carbonated water is used for beverages, mostly as a dilutent for alcohol. It became popular because people could drink alcohol without having such harsh effects.
Morphine was discovered in 1804 by Friedrich Sertuner. It was first distributed in 1817 and first sold by Merck in 1827. Morphine is an alkaloid found in the opium plant. It is used to relieve severe pain.
Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec, a French physician invented the stethoscope when examining a woman. The stethoscope made it easier to hear a persons heartbeat which was much louder and clearer. It was also a less awkward way because the original way was to place ones ear on the patients chest.
The rubber band was invented in 1845 by Stephen Perry. Perry worked at Messers Perry Co which was a rubber manufacturing company. He invented the rubber band to hold papers and envelopes together.
Walter Hunt inventedthe safety pin in 1849. He was twisting a piece of wire and trying to think of something that would pay off his debt. The safety pin is made from one piece of wire which is coiled to a spring on one end and a separate clasp and point at the other. He claimed he designed it this way to keep fingers from being injured, hence "safety pin".
The first successful stapler was pateneted in 1879 by George Mcgill. Staplers were used to drive a piece of metal (staple) into a stack of papers to securely fasten them. The first stapler was 2 and a half pounds and only held one 1/2 inch staple at a time.
The fountain pen was patented in 1884 by Lewis Waterman. This was the first practical fountain pen. It consisted of three parts: the nib, which is what touches the paper, thefeed that holds the nib and controls ink flow, and the round barrel, the part you grip while writing.
The Paper Clip was invented in 1899 by William D. Middlebrook. It is a simple and easy way to hold papers together without damaging them. Middlebrook also made a machine to make the paper clip. It is a wonder why the paper clip wasn't invented before because of how simple its design is.
The first Remote control was invented in 1952. They weren't very popular because there weren't very many channels to choose from. The remote control made it easier for people to change the channel. The first one was called "Lazy Bones" because you didnt have to get up to change the channel.