Energy Timeline

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  • Wetlands into Farmlands

    Wetlands into Farmlands
    Drainage windmills turn fens (wetlands) into farmland.
  • Thomas Newcome's reciprocating steam engine

    Thomas Newcome's reciprocating steam engine
    Thomas Newcome's 2500 horsepower reciprocating steam engine ran every piece of equipment in Machinery Hall at the World's Fair.
  • Spinning Frame

    Spinning Frame
    Richard Arkwright invents the spinning frame (makes thread)
  • Steam Engine

    Steam Engine
    James Watt invents the steam engine
  • Water Powered loom

    Water Powered loom
    Edmund Cartwright invents the water powered loom (makes fabric)
  • Textile Factory

    Textile Factory
    Samuel Slater and Moses Brown create the first textile mill.
  • Cotton gin

    Cotton gin
    Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin
  • mass produces guns

    mass produces guns
    Eli Whitney mass produces guns
  • hot air engine powered by the sun

    hot air engine powered by the sun
    Swedish born American john Ericsson builds a hot-air engine powered by the sun.
  • solar food cooker

    solar food cooker
    August Mouchat, French, designs a solar food cooker