Famous Inventions by: Sarina Virdi

  • The Local motive

    The Local motive
    In 1814, George Stephenson created the first local motive, for hauling coal. He named the Local motive ''Blucher''. It helped haul coal. George Stephenson also created the first public railway for steam locomotives.
  • The Safety Pin

    The Safety Pin
    In 1849, Walter Hunt invented the safety pin. It was a piece of wire that was curved or bent at the end. On the other end there is a sharp point. This invention helps hold things in place, like parts of clothing for example.
  • The Elevator

    The Elevator
    In 1853, Elisha Graves Otis invented the first elevator. Elisha called it the ''Vertical Screw railway''. The first elevator was placed in some buildings in New York and Philadelphia. This was a steam powered elevator and was invented in the Cooperation Union Foundation building in New York. This invention is important because with an elevator we would have to use stairs in a building. Some people are old and cant walk, so elevators are a great way to carry multiple people to another floor.
  • The Typewriter

    The Typewriter
    in 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes invented the typewriter. Frank Haven Hall, Samuel W. Soule, Carlos Glidden and John Pratt, helped Christopher create the typewriter. Back then this invention was significant because they didn't have computers, so the typewriter was they're alternative.
  • The Telephone

    The Telephone
    In 1876 Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. This event is significant because without Alexander Graham bell's invention of the telephone, we would be able to communicate with family and friends. The telephone was invented in Brantford Ontario, Canada.
  • The Lightblub

    The Lightblub
    In 1879 Thomas Edison created the lightbulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey. In his lab in Menlo Park, New jersey, Edison's team of researchers tested as much as 3,000 designs for blubs between 1878 and 1880. The lightbulb was incandescent lightbulb. This invention is important because in the dark we cant really do anything without light to help us see.
  • The first car

    The first car
    In 1885 Karl Benz created the first car. It was powered by an combustion engine meaning it generates mechanical power by fuel It had 3 wheels and ran in 1885. The first car was made in Germany. This invention is important because with cars we couldn't go from place to place. Cars are a great source of transportation.
  • The Dishwasher

    The Dishwasher
    The dishwasher was invented in 1886 by Josephine Cochran. It was invented in Shelbyville, Illinois. It was hand operated. This inventor was a female inventor. This invention is important because, now we can wash dishes without hand washing them. It is up to a machine to do it for us.
  • The Radio

    The Radio
    In 1895 Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian inventor invented the radio. It was invented in Italy. Marconi flashed his first wireless signal in 1899 across the English channel. This invention is important because without radios we couldn't find out what's happening in this world and hear news/important info.
  • The vacuum cleaner

    The vacuum cleaner
    In 1901 the first vacuum was invented by Hubert Booth. He called it ''puffing Billy''. It was invented in Savannah, Georgia. This invention is important because, vacuums suck up dust, dirt and unwanted messes, so our houses can stay nice and clean.
  • The Air Conditionar

    The Air Conditionar
    In 1902 Willis Carrier invented the Air conditioner. He invented it in Buffalo, New York. Willis used the Air Conditioner to control the humidity where he worked. He was only 25 at the time. The Air Conditioner is important because, for example, if you are sitting in your car and it 40 degrees outside, you could literary die from the heat. The AC keeps you cool so don't burn to death.
  • The Airplane

    The Airplane
    On December 17,1903 Wilbur and Orville Wright (Wright brothers) invented and flew the first airplane. They made 4 brief flights and it was successful. This is an important invention because airplanes are a great way to transport people from on country to another.
  • The Refriderator

    The Refriderator
    In 1805, Oliver Evans invented the refrigerator. It used vapour to cool down foods instead of liquids. William Cullen actually demonstrated the first refrigerator system, but Oliver Evans made the refrigerator cool down foods with vapour. In 1913 Fred W. Wolf invented the electrical refrigerator for home usage. Really Fred W. Wolf created the real refrigerator. This invention is important because without a refrigerator our food would go bad and couldn't stay cool.
  • Televison

    Televison
    Electronic television was invented and demonstrated on September 7 1927 in San Francisco. It was designed by Philo Farnsworth when he was just 21 years old. This invention is important because without TV, we couldn't follow up on what's happening around us like news.
  • Basketball

    Basketball
    In 1891 James Naismith invited the game of basketball. He invented basketball in Springfield Massachusetts. His invention was important because it trained young athletes during cold months.