Earyly Industrial Inventors

  • First Submarine

    SubmarineIn 1776,David Bushnell built the first useful submarine, an egged shaped underwater that could plant powder kegs into ships. The submarines attack on the HMS Eagle failed because the boring device of the submarine failed to penetrate the Eagle's hull. "Turtle Submarine - David Bushnell." Inventors. Web. 29 Oct. 2010. http://inventors.about.com/od/sstartinventions/a/Submarines_3.htm.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton GinThe cotton gin is a machine that removes cotton seeds from cotton. Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in April 1793. The cotton gin was unprofitable because, although Whitney obtained a patent, the patent was not recognized until 1807, so numerous copies of the cotton gin arose. "The Cotton Gin - Eli Whitney." Inventors. Web. 28 Oct. 2010. http://inventors.about.com/od/cstartinventions/a/cotton_gin.htm.
  • First Steamboat

    SteamboatRobert Fulton created the first succeful steamboat. Fulton's Clermont succesfully moved 160 miles upstream the Hudson River to Albany. Fulton's New Orleans failed because the ship was too large. Connecticut's Heritage Gateway. Web. 28 Oct. 2010. <http://www.ctheritage.org/encyclopedia/c
  • The Power Loom

    Francis Cabot LowellFrancis Cabot Lowell created the first American power loom after memorizing the every part of the power loom on a trip to England in 1814. "Francis Cabot Lowell." Inventors. Web. 28 Oct. 2010. http://inventors.about.com/od/indrevolution/a/Francis_Lowell.htm.
  • Interchangable Parts

    Eli Whintney Interchangeable PartsIn 1798, Eli Whitney demonstrated to Congress the value of interchangable parts. Whitney disassembled and reassembled a few muskets in front of Congress, switching parts between muskets.In 1818, Whitney created a machine to create uniform musket parts. The interchangable parts idea was also applied to many other fields. Connecticut's Heritage Gateway. Web. 28 Oct. 2010. <http://www.ct