Chapter 7 Timeline

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  • Elisha Otis

    Elisha Otis
    Elisha Otis invented the steam elevator. It is important because it helped to modernize construction. Buildings would be limited to only having a few floors without elevators or escalators.
  • John D. Rockefeller

    John D. Rockefeller
    Rockefeller was the founder of the Standard Oil Company. It streamlined production and lowered the price of oil.
  • Christopher Sholes

    Christopher Sholes
    Christopher Sholes was the inventor of the typewriter. The typewriter made an impact in the modern day because it is the modern day keyboard and helped us become more advanced in technology.
  • Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie led the huge expansion of the steel industry. He gained great fortune for leading the expansion.
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Bell was the inventor of the telephone. It is important because it made communicating much easier.
  • Joel Tiffany

    Joel Tiffany
    The refridgerator car was made by Joel Tiffany. The refrigerator car was created to carry perishable foods and keep them at certain temperatures.
  • F.W. Woolworth

    F.W. Woolworth
    Frank Winfield Woolworth was the founder of the F.W. Company, which was a store that sold merchandise for 5 to 10 cents. He opened his first store in 1878 with all the merchandise being priced at 5 cents, and it failed within weeks. His first sucessful store was opened in 1879, and the item prices were raised to 10 cents.
  • George Eastman

    George Eastman
    George Eastman made the photographic process become popular. He was the founder of the Eastman Kodak company. He also popularized roll film for cameras.
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    Edison was the creator of the lightbulb and many more inventions. The lightbulb was especially importany because it made lighting so much easier to have and use.
  • Ottmar Mergenthaler

    Ottmar Mergenthaler
    The linotype was invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler and is used to make lines of words on strips of metal. It was used to print newspapers and magazines. It is rarely used in the present day.