Innovation in the Colonial Times

Timeline created by KWahlert
In History
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Telecscope Invention of the Refracting telescope In 1608 Hans Lippershey designed a lens that curved out. He discovered that distant objects appeared bigger when he put a concave and a convex lens back to back then put them into the "frame" which created the first refracting telescope.
Submarine Invention of the Submarine Cornelius Drebbel built the first working submarine in 1623. The "design" accoriding to some was a roboat with a cover. On the inside there was oars that were moved by people to move the submarine. The submarine ended up submerging about 15 feet under water.
Printing%20press Invention of the Colonial Printing Press In 1639 Stephen Daye invented the first printing press in the English colonies. He mainly used it to spread religous information and a century later the first newspaper was printed on the Daye Press.
Imagesca4aoac4 Invention of the Barometer In 1644 Evanglestia Torricelli created the barometer. The barometer is used to calculate atmoshperic pressure (air pressure). Before that he was an assistant to the to the astronomer Galileo!
Air%20pump Invention of the Air Pump In 1650 Otlo Von Guerick invented the air pump which could also be used as a vacuum. WHich led Guerick to studying more about the vacuum and how it works.
Candy%20cane Invention of the Candy Cane In 1670 Cologne Cathedral created the all-white sugar stick as a part of the Christmas holiday. He gave out candy canes to children during the hloidays. Later the red stripes were added and different flavors were added.
Lightning%20rod Invention of the Lightening Rod Benjamin Franklin was very interested in electricity and how it worked. He wanted to prove that lightning was electricity so he created a rod that was 8-10 feet long. He made them to protect homes and in later years many homes were seen with his ligtning rod on their roofs.
Education Invention of Education In 1750 New England and Pannsylvania were the most driven to teach their people. The upper class recieved more education than the poor and instead they worked for people. They were taught reading, writing, math and poems.
Double%20pointed%20needles Invention of the Double-pointed Needle In 1755 Charles T. Wiesenthal created a neelde where you no longer had to turn the needle around to continue sewing. He patented this and it's considered what led to the sewing machine.
Bifocal Invention of the Bifocal In 1784 Benjamin Franklin got tired of carrying around both pairs of his glasses to see both close-up and far away so he combined them into one set of glasses and called them bifocals.