Industrial Revolution

By Cydney
  • John Kay

    John Kay
    John Kay invented the flying shuttle. The flying shuttle was a new weaving machine. It made weaving a whole lot faster than tossing it around.
  • Eli Whitney

    Eli Whitney
    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. A machine that automated the separtation of the cotton seed from the short-staple cotton fiber. This invention made harvesting cotton a much quicker process.
  • Henry Bessemer

    Henry Bessemer
    Henry Bessemer was the first inventor of the process of manufacturing steel. This made it easier to build sturdier buildings, and also made him a very successful business man.
  • Robert Fulton

    Robert Fulton
    Robert Fulton is widely credited for inventing the steamboat. A boat that is run by a steam-powered engine using a paddle-wheel. It was mostly used in the 19th century. This made transporting goods faster and more efficient.
  • Samuel Morse

    Samuel Morse
    Samuel Morse is mostly known for his single-wire telegraph system. It was based on other European telegraphs. Using this invention people could telegraph from long distances. He was also a co-inventor of the Morse code.
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell
    Bell is credited for inventing the very first practical telephone. This allowed people to make calls and talk to each other with thier voice from longer distances away.
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    Thomas Edison is known for inventing many things, but the best known is for the invention of the lightbulb. The ligthbulb brought light into the homes of many people who had only burned lanterns to see at night. This allowed people to see at night without carrying a lantern around with them everywhere they went.
  • Gottlieb Daimler

    Gottlieb Daimler
    Daimler took the internal combustion engine to the next step, and patented the gas engine. This began the development for automobiles.
  • Nikola Tesla

    Nikola Tesla
    Tesla was famous for inventing the alternating current supply system. It would supply an alternating current for electricity so it wouldn't oversupply.
  • Guglielmo Marconi

    Guglielmo Marconi
    Marconi invented radio telegraph system. This invention hepled people connect over radio from long distances away from each other.