industrial revolution

  • seed sower

    Jethro Tull's mechanical seed sower permits large-scale planting in rows, for easier cultivation between the rows.
  • Period: to

    industrail revolution

  • fuel advancement

    Abraham Darby uses coke to smelt iron ore, replacing wood and charcoal as fuel.
  • steam engine

    Thomas Newcomen builds first commercially successful steam engine. Able to keep deep coal mines clear of water. First significant power source other than wind and water.
  • agricultre andavces again

    First threshing machine.
  • we are getting smarter

    James Brindley's Bridgewater Canal opens. Barges carry coal from Worsley to Manchester.
  • lets get fashonalbe

    James Hargreaves invents the spinning jenny for clotes making
  • canal boom

    Bridgewater Canal extended to the Mersey, thus connecting with Liverpool. Its success kicks off extensive canal construction
  • more conserving

    Watt's first efficient steam engine, much more efficient than the Newcomen.
  • combining ideas

    Arkwright puts a Watt engine in the Albion cotton mill, Blackfriars Bridge, London.
  • we are getting bright

    William Murdock (James Watt's assistant) lights his home with coal gas.
  • lets go over seas

    Robert Fulton's Clermont first successful steamboat.
  • the people dont like it

    Luddite riots: laborers attack factories and break up the machines they fear will replace them.
  • now we are getting somewhere

    Faraday demonstrates electro-magnetic rotation, the principle of the electric motor.
  • more technology needs more resources

    Marc Brunel invents a tunnelling shield, making subaqueous tunnelling possible.
  • the peoples transport

    The Liverpool and Manchester Railway begins first regular commercial rail service.
  • time to move

    Faraday discovers electro-magnetic current, making possible generators and electric engines.
  • arteficail inteligence

    Charles Babbage develops his analytic engine--the forerunner of the computer.
    Fox Talbot produces photographs.
  • ocean coding

    Morse develops the telegraph and Morse Code.
    Great Western--first ocean-going steamship.
  • getting modern

    Great Britain--first large, iron, screw-propelled steamship.
  • its like prehistoric BPs

    Petrol refining first used.
  • horay for compacted technology

    Singer invents first practical sewing machine.
  • moving up in the world

    Elisha Otis invents the elevator safety brake making skyscrapers possible
  • badabing badaboom

    Alfred Nobel produces dynamite, the first high explosive which can be safely handled.
  • lets start typing

    Christopher Sholes invents the Remington typewriter.
  • call me mabey?

    Bell invents the telephone.
  • now we have speeches aswell...

    Microphone invented.
  • reaching new heights

    First skyscraper (ten stories) in Chicago.
    The Brooklyn Bridge opens. This large suspension bridge, built by the Roeblings (father and son), is a triumph of engineering.
  • the names bond

    Maxim invents the machine gun, making possible mass slaughter and beginning the mechanization of warfare.
  • fast and furious

    Benz develops first automobile to run on internal- combustion engine.
  • still a while till we get b105

    Hertz produces radio waves.
  • see through solids

    Roentgen discovers X-rays.
  • cordless....nice

    Marconi patents wireless telegraph.
  • reach for the sky

    First Zeppelin built.
  • roger that

    Marconi transmits first trans-Atlantic radio message (from Cape Cod).
  • to infinity and beyond!

    Wright brothers make first powered flight.
  • lightspeed

    Henry Ford mass-produces the Model T.