(9) Inventions Before the Civil War

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  • Revolver Samuel Colt

    Revolver Samuel Colt
    Samuel Colt is considered to have created the first practical revolver and the first practical repeating firearm. He created this revolver in England and tried to sell it in France but decided to sell it in America. Colt also made his revolvers interchangeable with other parts. He hoped that the revolvers interchangeable part would become popular among many people who owned the Colt Revolvers.
  • Fax Machine Invented by Alexander Bain

    Fax Machine Invented by Alexander Bain
    On May, 27, 1843, Alexander Bain patented his facsmile machine, which worked using an electric probe scanning a set of pins on an insulating cylinder, using 2 pendulums to produce a line-by-line scanning motion.
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  • Fax Machine Invented by Alexander Bain

    Fax Machine Invented by Alexander Bain
    On May, 27, 1843, Alexander Bain patented his facsmile machine, which worked using an electric probe transmitting on-off pulses in order to scan a surface of conducting and non-conducting materials. Two pendulums synchronized by an electric clock, another of his inventions, produced a scanning motion. The message was received at a receiving station equipped with electrohcemically sensitive paper with a chemical solution. The sending and receiving stations were connected using five wires.
  • L.O. Colvin invents Vacuum Milker

    L.O. Colvin invents Vacuum Milker
    L.O. Colvin invented a Vacuum milker in 1860, even though the milker could cause problems to the cow's utter it increased milk production a lot. The Vacuum milker sold 1,500 machines in Europe for 5,000 dollars each. the diagram shows that there are 4 cups attached to each teat. The person pressing the knobs would cause the suction thus making milk fall. It was very painful for the cow. Over time Colvin invented better versions of his machine resulting in less pain for the cow.
  • Williams breech loaded rapid firing gun

    Williams breech loaded rapid firing gun
    Williams breech loaded rapid firing gun
    1861
    Ivented by- Captain R.S. Wiliams
    It was used for the confederates. It first saw action at the battle of 7 pines.There were some flaws though. The gun had a major problem overheating. Also it took three men to operate, therefore there were less soldiers fighting on the battlefield. It also took a lot of manual work, because it was crank opperated. Since the gun was so sucessful, the confederate war department bought 42 more for future battles.