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Inventions of the Industrial Revolution 1800-1920

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Timeline small square Battery Count Alessandro Volta invents the battery.
Timeline small square Electric Lamp Humphry Davy invents the first electric light - the first arc lamp. Makes home life easier for people with the money to buy one.
Timeline small square Locomotive George Stephenson designs the first steam locomotive. Eventually makes travel over long distances much easier. Also alows massive amounts of goods to be transported across land easily.
Timeline small square First Photograph Joseph Nicéphore Niépce was the first person to take a photograph. He took the picture by setting up a machine called the camera obscura in the window of his home in France. It took eight hours for the camera to take the picture.
Timeline small square Electromagnet William Sturgeon invented the electromagnet.
Timeline small square Typewriter American, W.A. Burt invents a typewriter. Alows papers and books to be written more efficiently
Timeline small square McCormick Reaper American, Cyrus McCormick invents the first commercially successful reaper. Reduces the amount of work needed to harvest crops. Production increases.
Timeline small square Corn Planter Henry Blair patents a corn planter, he is the second black person to receive a U.S. patent. Makes it far easier to plant one of the main staple crops of the North and Midwest
Timeline small square Photography Englishmen, Henry Talbot invents calotype photography.
Timeline small square Wrench Solymon Merrick patents the wrench.
Timeline small square Propeller Englishmen, Francis Pettit Smith invents the propeller.
Timeline small square Calculator Charles Babbage invents a mechanical calculator
Timeline small square Revolver Samuel Colt invented the first revolver. makes life on the frontier more and less dangerous. this invention is widely used in the Civil War
Timeline small square Telegraph Samuel Morse invents the telegraph. Begins a time of lightning fast communication
Timeline small square Morse code Samual Morse invents Morse Code. This system of tones is used to turn the telegraph into an effective mode of comunication
Timeline small square Photography Frenchmen, Louis Daguerre and J.N. Niepce co-invent Daguerreotype photography.
Timeline small square Bicycle Kirkpatrick Macmillan invents a bicycle.
Timeline small square Hydrogen Fuel Cell Welshmen, Sir William Robert Grove conceives of the first hydrogen fuel cell.
Timeline small square Grain Elevator Joseph Dart builds the first grain elevator. Makes daily life easier.
Timeline small square Mercerized Cotton Englishmen, John Mercer invents mercerized cotton. gives cotton a glossy glow. Improves the quality and astethitic apeal of cotton clothes.
Timeline small square Anesthesia for Desntistry Dr. William Morton, a Massachusetts dentist, is the first to use anesthesia for tooth extraction. Allows dentistry work to be done far less painfully making dentist appointments more pleasurable.
Timeline small square Antisceptics Hungarian, Ignaz Semmelweis invents antisceptics. A ground breaking invention in the medical industry still used today.
Timeline small square Dishwasher Joel Houghton was granted the first patent for a dishwasher. Makes home life easier for those who can afford it.
Timeline small square Gyroscope. Jean Bernard Léon Foucault invents gyroscope. First used as a teaching aid. Now, it is what makes the screen "flip" on your iphone.
Timeline small square Fiber Optics John Tyndall demonstrates the principles of fiber optics. First used as a teaching aid. Now it is the main cable in use for internet and phone cables.
Timeline small square Bessemer Process Bessemer Process invented by Henry Bessemer, a new and easier way to convert iron into steel. This makes steel far easier to get and is used to make many things from sky-skrapers to knives.
Timeline small square Sleeping Train Car George Pullman invents the Pullman Sleeping Car for train travel. Makes long travel on trains more bearable.
Timeline small square Washing Machine Hamilton Smith patents the rotary washing machine. Makes home life far easier for those fortunate enough to have one.
Timeline small square Internal Combustion Engine Jean Lenoir invents an internal combustion engine. leads to the firts automobiles, motorcycles and many other motor driven vehicles.
Timeline small square Elevator Safety Brakes Elisha Otis patents elevator safety brakes, creating a safer elevator.
Timeline small square Cylinder Lock Linus Yale invents the Yale lock or cylinder lock. Makes door locks easier and cheaper to manufacture. Similar locks are still used today.
Timeline small square Machine Gun Richard Gatling patents his machine gun. Revolutionalizes war.
Timeline small square Plastic Alexander Parkes invents the first man-made plastic. Makes a lighter, cheaper solid to use in industry. Very widely used today.
Timeline small square Dynamite Alfred Nobel invents dynamite. An explosive that makes excavation easier and more dangerous. Still widely used today.
Timeline small square Torpedo Englishmen Robert Whitehead invents a torpedo. A new weapon used to deystroy ships. Newer versions are still used today.
Timeline small square Modern Typewriter Christopher Scholes invents the first practical and modern typewriter. Typewriters are easily available. This revolutionalizes the business and writing worlds.
Timeline small square Air Brakes George Westinghouse invents air brakes.
Timeline small square Tungsten Steel Robert Mushet invents tungsten steel.
Timeline small square Traffic Lights J P Knight invents traffic lights.
Timeline small square Mail-Order Catalog A.M. Ward issues the first mail-order catalog. Makes products easily available for people in the back country.
Timeline small square Barbed Wire Joseph Glidden invents barbed wire.
Timeline small square Telephone Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone. Makes long distance instant comunication posible for the everyday person.
Timeline small square Internal Combustion Engine Nicolaus August Otto invents the first practical four-stroke internal combustion engine.
Timeline small square Phonograph Thomas Edison invents the ylinder phonograph or tin foil phonograph. Makes home life more enjoyable to those who can afford it.
Timeline small square Movies Eadweard Muybridge invents the first moving pictures or movies
Timeline small square Electric Lightbulb Sir Joseph Wilson Swan was the first person to invent a practical and longer-lasting electic lightbulb. Begins the electric revolution.
Timeline small square First Practical Light Bulb Thomas Edison invents the first practical and commercially available light bulb. Electric light soon becomes widely abailable making home life far easier.
Timeline small square Toilet Paper The British Perforated Paper Company invents a form of toilet paper.
Timeline small square Metal Detector Alexander Graham Bell invents the first crude metal detector.
Timeline small square Roll Film David Houston patents the roll film for cameras. Will allow for millions of Americans to posses cameras and use them easily.
Timeline small square Player Piano Edward Leveaux patents the automatic player piano. A great entertainment peace for homes or resturaunts for those who could afford it.
Timeline small square Fountain Pen Lewis Edson Waterman invents the first practical fountain pen..
Timeline small square Cash Register James Ritty invents the first working, mechanical cash register. Changes business life drastically.
Timeline small square Steam Trubine Charles Parson patents the steam turbine
Timeline small square Machine Gun Harim Maxim invents his machine gun.
Timeline small square Automobile Karl Benz invents the first practical automobile to be powered by an internal-combustion engine.
Timeline small square Motorcycle Gottlieb Daimler invents the first gas-engined motorcycle.
Timeline small square Motor Vehicle Gottlieb Daimler builds the world's first four-wheeled motor vehicle.
Timeline small square Coca Cola John Pemberton invents Coca Cola. A drink we all still drink today, minus the cocain of course.
Timeline small square Radar German, Heinrich Hertz invents radar. Still used today to detect airplanes, read the speed of moving objects, and many other things.
Timeline small square Gramaphone Emile Berliner invents the gramophone.
Timeline small square Contact Lenses F.E. Muller and Adolph Fick invent the first wearable contact lenses. These are the begining to the vast contact industry of today. They were not very practicle at the time though.
Timeline small square AC motor Nikola Tesla invents the AC motor and transformer.
Timeline small square Cordite Sir James Dewar and Sir Frederick Abel co-invent Cordite - a type of smokeless gunpowder.
Timeline small square Escalator Jesse W. Reno invents the escalator. newer versions are still in use today.
Timeline small square Diesel Engine Rudolf Diesel invents the diesel-fueled internal combustion engine.
Timeline small square Zipper American, W.L. Judson invents the zipper. Revolutionalized the clothing industry.
Timeline small square Movie Camera Lumiere Brothers invent a portable motion-picture camera, film processing unit and projector called the Cinematographe. Lumiere Brothers using their Cinematographe are the first to present a projected motion picture to an audience of more that one person.
Timeline small square Roller Coaster Edwin Prescott patents the roller coaster. Provides fun for the Whole Family! Begins amusement parks.
Timeline small square Vacum Cleaner John Thurman patents the motor-driven vacuum cleaner. Cheaper and more modern looking vaccumm cleaner. Made life easier for the wealthy
Timeline small square Zeppelin The zeppelin invented by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. Made Air travel possible, even across the Atlantic Ocean.
Timeline small square Safety Razor King Camp Gillette invents the double-edged safety razor.
Timeline small square Radio Reciver The first radio receiver, successfully received a radio transmission. The very begnings of radio brodcast that we all enjoy today.
Timeline small square Vacuum cleaner Hubert Booth invents a compact and modern vacuum cleaner.
Timeline small square Air Conditioner Willis Carrier invents the air conditioner.
Timeline small square Polygraph Machine The lie detector or polygraph machine is invented by James Mackenzie.
Timeline small square Neon ligt George Claude invented neon light.
Timeline small square Crayons Edward Binney and Harold Smith co-invent crayons.
Timeline small square Bottle-making Machinery Bottle-making machinery invented by Michael J. Owens.
Timeline small square Airplane The Wright brothers invent the first gas motored and manned airplane. This new invention eventualy evolves the transportation world.
Timeline small square Tractor Benjamin Holt invents a tractor. Makes the farming industry farm more streamlined. removes some of the back breaking labor.
Timeline small square Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein published the Theory of Relativity and made famous the equation, E = mc2. A break through in the areas of science and mathematics.
Timeline small square Corn Flakes William Kellogg invents Cornflakes.
Timeline small square Sonar Lewis Nixon invents the first sonar like device.
Timeline small square Color Photography Color photography invented by Auguste and Louis Lumiere.
Timeline small square Helicopter The very first piloted helicopter was invented by Paul Cornu. Another revolution in the newly begining flight industry.
Timeline small square Model T Model T first sold by Ford Motor Company. Ford's automobile made the automobile easy to buy for many families.
Timeline small square Geiger Counter J W Geiger and W Müller invent the geiger counter which measures radiaton. Used widely throughout the Nuclear industry today.
Timeline small square Artificial Nitrates Fritz Haber invents the Haber Process for making artificial nitrates which are used in fertalizer.
Timeline small square Instant coffe Instant coffee invented by G. Washington. Makes coffe easier to make and far more enjoyable for the everyday person.
Timeline small square Movies With Sound Thomas Edison demonstrated the first talking motion picture.
Timeline small square Electric Ignition for Cars Charles Franklin Kettering invents the first automobile electrical ignition system. Makes starting your car far easier, before you had to hand crank the car to start it.
Timeline small square Motorized Movie Cameras Motorized movie cameras invented, replaced hand-cranked cameras.
Timeline small square Military Tanks The first tank patented by Australian inventor De La Mole.
Timeline small square Life Savers Candy Clarence Crane created Life Savers candy in 1912.
Timeline small square Crossword Puzzle The crossword puzzle invented by Arthur Wynne. A new form of puzzle for newspapers to publish and for people to enjoy.
Timeline small square Ecstasy The Merck Chemical Company patented, what is now know as, ecstasy.
Timeline small square Bra Mary Phelps Jacob invents the bra.
Timeline small square Gas Mask Garrett A. Morgan invents the Morgan gas mask. Used widely in WWI and 2.
Timeline small square Pyrex Eugene Sullivan and William Taylor co-invented Pyrex a less breakable glasswere
Timeline small square Radio Tuners Radio tuners invented, that received different stations.
Timeline small square Stainless Steel Stainless steel invented by Henry Brearly. Reformed the steel industry, used widely today from drill bits to sailboat parts.
Timeline small square Superheterodyne Radio Circuit The superheterodyne radio circuit invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong. Today, every radio or television set uses this invention.
Timeline small square Fourtune cookies Charles Jung invented fortune cookies.
Timeline small square Pop-up Toaster The pop-up toaster invented by Charles Strite. Made home life easier for the everyday person.
Timeline small square Short-Wave Radio Short-wave radio invented.
Timeline small square Flip Flop Circuit The flip flop circuit invented by William Eccles and F. W. Jordan.
Timeline small square Arc Welding Arc Welding Invented
Timeline small square Thompson Machine Gun The tommy gun patented by John T Thompson.
Timeline small square Band-Aid The Band-Aid invented by Earle Dickson.
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