Krup industrial revolution

The Age of Industrialization

  • invention of the modern steam engine by James Watt

    invention of the modern steam engine by James Watt
  • Factory system

    Factory system
    Samuel Slater opened up the first factory which consisted of 7 boys and 2 girls between the ages of 7 -12. This began a movement to consolidate ones workers under one roof. By the 1860s, over 2,000,000 worked in factories.
  • The first steam locomotive

    The first steam locomotive
    Invented by George Stephenson in 1814, the first rail road train was introduced on this day.
  • The Bessemer Process

    The Bessemer Process
    Thomas Kelly and Henry Bessemer invented a process which took the carbon out of iron and created steel efficiently. Thanks to the abundant resources of coal and iron, this process was used throughout the world to make steel. Due to strength and durability of this metal, it became a main ingredient in the Age of Industry.
  • the incandescent lightbulb

    the incandescent lightbulb
    Thomas Alva Edison invented a way to harvest light for long periods of time utilizing electricity.
  • Distribution of electrical power

    Distribution of electrical power
    Shortly after the incandescent light bulb was created, the distribution of this power became imperative. By December of 1880, both California and New York had power plants which lit areas of their major cities.