(8) Inventions After the Civil War

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  • Typewriter

    The typewriter was invented by Christopher Sholes in 1866. The keys of the typewriter jammed a lot, so James Densmore made up the idea of the QWERTY keyboard which consisted of split up keys for most commonly used keyes in English.
  • typewriter

    typewriter
    The first typewriter was created by Christopher Latham Sholes in 1866.It was pattented in 1866. This was one of the most important inventions before the computer. The keys jammed a lot so they invented QWERTY board where they combined the most commonly used keys in the english language and put them in rows. Finally Sholes sold his rights of the typewriter to Densmore and later the typewriter sales skyrocketed.
  • oleomargarine

    Margarine was invented in 1868.Margarines name came from margaric acid and its name was discovered by Michel Eugene Chevreul. Margarine is made up of taking veteable fat and taking the liqued part and putting it under pressure.
  • first typewriter

    the typewriter was invented and was invented by Christopher Latham Sholes which really help the society and make writing not as mesey and alot neater.
  • oleomargarine

    oleomargarine
    Margarine was invented in 1868.Margarines name came from margaric acid and its name was discovered by Michel Eugene Chevreul. Margarine is made up of taking veteable fat and taking the liqued part and putting it under pressure In 1872 Germany launched its first production. In 1875 due to the shortage of animal fat, vegetal fats and oils were used. The margarine production reached a plateau until a new process was used called hydrogenation. It was a chemcial reaction applied to fatty acids.
  • Barbed Wire- Joseph Glidden

    Barbed Wire- Joseph Glidden
    In 1874, Joseph Glidden invented a new type of barbed wire. Before barbed wire came out, farmers didn't have much land because there wasn't enough fencing to go all around their distnce. They used wooden fences which also costed alot of money. Joseph Glidden not only told farmers how to make it, but he also made a machine that produces barbed wire. Today, Joseph's barbed wire is the most popular and used barbed wire ever.
  • Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone
    In 1876 Alexander Graham Bell invented the first telephone. Bell's improvement on the telegraph became into his sucess of a telephone. During this, Elisha Gray and Bell tried multiple times to improve their new design, of the telephone. Bell was experimenting with signals from one place to another. And Bell won the battle of who invented the telephone.
  • moving pictures invented by eadweard muybridge

    moving pictures invented by eadweard muybridge
    films are produced by recording images from the world with cameras or by creating images using animation techniques or special effects.
  • Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures
    In 1877 Thomas Edison made the first Moving Pictures. He made it by putting a sound system and a recording system into it. Then Thomas Edison made a Kinetoscope to help the moving pictures. The Kintoscope helped by making good images. Then after a few years, he made a movie theater called The Black Maria. Thomas Edison sold about two to tree hundred films at the movie theater called Black Maria. People all over the world loved the moving pictures and it became a success.
  • Eadweard Muybridge~ Moving Picture~Zoopraxiscope

    Eadweard Muybridge~ Moving Picture~Zoopraxiscope
    Eadweard Muybridge invented the Zoopraxiscope which was used to show motion pictures. The Zoopraxiscope projected images from a rotating glass disc moving the images quickly giving an impression of movement or motion. The Zoopraxiscope disc looked much like a record player disc but on the outside part of the disc had images slightly diffrent from the ones next to it. Then when the disc is turned rapidly you see a motion picture.
  • roll film

    roll film
    David Houston. He invented roll filn im 1881. Became very wealthy after having very wealthy buyers ivest in him and his succesful new invention.
  • Christmas Lights

    Christmas Lights
    In 1882, the first Christmas tree was lit by Edward Johnson with the use of electricity. It was lit in New York City with eighty small electric light bulbs. By 1890, Christmas lights were being produced because before the invention of Christmas lights, families would light their trees with candles. Lighting trees with candles was not very safe because it would often create a fire. To this day, Christmas lights are still being used and they are a national tradition for the Christmas holiday.
  • Paper-strip photographic film,George Eastman

    Paper-strip photographic film,George Eastman
    In 1880 George Eastman began manufacturing the dry-plate photographic film. Four years later in 1884, he produced a transparent roll film. In 1888 he created a hand-held Kodak camera with a roll of transparent film, this made photography possible and affordable. Then in 1892 Eastman established the Eastman Kodak Company. He was successful and we see Kodak cameras to this day, thanks to Eastman.