Industrial Revolution

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In History
  • The first steam powered locomotive engine

    The first steam powered locomotive engine
    George Stephenson and his son Robert's company Robert Stephenson and Company built the Locomotion No. 1, the first steam locomotive to carry 30 tonnes of coal
  • The Telegraph

    The Telegraph
    Developed in 1837 by Samuel Morse, the telegraph revolutionized long-distance communication. It worked by transmitting electrical signals over a wire laid between stations. It helped lead the way for later inventions such as internet and telephone.
  • The first sewing machine

    The first sewing machine
    Other inventors had made sewing machines using the chainstitch but there was a problem with the chainstitch, it used a single thread that was looped on itself on the underside, when a break in the thread was followed by a slight pull, the chainstitch unraveled. Elias Howe invented his sewing machine to create the lockstitch. Unraveling did not occur with the lockstitch.
  • The Bessemer Process

    The Bessemer Process
    The Bessemer process was the first inexpensive industrial process for the mass production of steel from molten pig iron before the development of the open hearth furnace. Sir Henry Bessemer was inspired by a conversation with Napoleon III in 1854 pertaining to the steel required for better artillery.
  • The Gatling Gun

    The Gatling Gun
    The Gatling gun is one of the best-known early rapid-fire spring loaded, hand cranked weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun. Invented by Richard Gatling, it is known for its use by the Union forces during the American Civil War in the 1860s, which was the first time it was employed in combat. Later, it was used again in numerous military conflicts, such as the Boshin War, the Anglo-Zulu War, and the assault on San Juan Hill during the Spanish–American War.
  • Dyamite

    Alfred Nobel in 1862 built a small factory to manufacture nitroglycerin, and at the same time he undertook research in the hope of finding a safe way to control the explosive’s detonation. In 1863 he invented a practical detonator consisting of a wooden plug inserted into a larger charge of nitroglycerin held in a metal container; the explosion of the plug’s small charge of black powder serves to detonate the much more powerful charge of liquid nitroglycerin.
  • The Telephone

    The Telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell's research on hearing and speech further led him to experiment with hearing devices which eventually culminated in Bell being awarded the first U.S. patent for the telephone in 1876.[N 4] Bell considered his invention an intrusion on his real work as a scientist and refused to have a telephone in his study.
  • The Internal Combustion Engine

    The Internal Combustion Engine
    In 1861, Nicholaus Otto built a gasoline-powered engine and several years later created the internal-combustion engine that had the four-stroke cycle. The four-stroke cycle offered an alternative to the steam engine. Despite being patented by Alphonse Beau de Rochas, the four-stroke cycle is known as the Otto cycle
  • The First Film Reel and Kodak Camera

    The First Film Reel and Kodak Camera
    In 1880, he opened the Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company. His first camera, the Kodak, was sold in 1888 and consisted of a box camera with 100 exposures. Later he offered the first Brownie camera, which was intended for children.
  • The Tesla Coil

    The Tesla Coil
    The Tesla coil. The Tesla coil is an electrical resonant transformer circuit designed by inventor Nikola Tesla in 1891. It is used to produce high-voltage, low-current, high frequency alternating-current electricity.