Industrial Revolution

  • Steam Engien

    Steam Engien
    1689, English engineer Thomas Savery created the first steam engien to pump water from mines.
  • Spinning Ginny

    The spinning jenny is attributed to James Hargreaves. He was born in Oswaldtwistle, near Blackburn, around 1720. Blackburn was a town with a population of about 5,000, known for the production of "Blackburn greys," cloths of linen warp and cotton weft. They were usually sent to London to be printed. At the time, cotton production could not keep up with demand, and Hargreaves spent some time considering how to improve the process. The flying shuttle had increased yarn demand by the weavers by do
  • Power Loom

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    Some of the 1200 power looms at the Plevna factory building, completed in 1877, at the Finlayson & Co cotton mills in Tampere, Finland.
    A Northrop loom manufactured by Draper Corporation in the textile museum, Lowell, Massachusetts.
    Draper power loom in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA power loom is a mechanised loom powered by a line shaft. The first power loom was designed in 1784 by Edmund Cartwright and first built in 1785. It was refined over the next 47 years unti
  • Steam Boat

    Steam Boat
    In 1769, the Scotsman James Watt patented an improved version of the steam engine that ushered in the Industrial Revolution. The idea of using steam power to propel boats occurred to inventors soon after the potential of Watt's new engine became known. The era of the steamboat began in America in 1787 when John Fitch (1743-1798) made the first successful trial of a forty-five-foot steamboat on the Delaware River on August 22, 1787, in the presence of members of the Constitutional Convention.
  • Sewing Machine

    Sewing Machine
    1790, English inventor Thomas Saint invented the sewing machine. Sewing machines were invented during the first Industrial Revolution to decrease the amount of manual sewing work performed in clothing companies.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin,The cotton gin is a machine that is used to pull cotton fibers from the cotton seed.
  • Incandescent Light Bulb

    The invention of the incandescent light bulb has a history spanning from the early 1800s. Until that time, available light sources consisted of candles, oil lanterns, and gas lamps. In 1809, an English chemist, Humphrey Davy, started the journey to the invention of a practical incandescent light source.
  • Revolver

    The first true revolver—a flintlock—was made by Elisha Collier in 1814. The percussion cap revolver was invented by Samuel Colt in 1836. This weapon became known as the Colt Paterson.[1] The first cartridge revolvers were produced around 1856 by Smith & Wesson.[2] Though the original name was "revolving gun", the short-form "revolver" is universally used.
  • Lighter

    One of the first lighters was invented by the German chemist named Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner in 1823 and was often called Döbereiner's lamp.[1] This lighter worked by passing flammable hydrogen gas, produced within the lighter by a chemical reaction, over a platinum metal catalyst which in turn caused it to ignite and give off a great amount of heat and light. The device was very large and highly dangerous and fell out of production by the end of the 19th century.[1]
  • Internal Combustion Engien

    Internal Combustion Engien
    Samuel Brown patented the first Internal Combustion Engien to be applied industryally.
  • Steel Plow

    John Deere invented the steel plow in 1837 when the Middle-West was being settled. The soil was different than that of the East and wood plows kept breaking.Wood plows couldn't plow the rich soil of the Middle-West without breaking. John Deere thought about it and was convinced that only a plow with mould board, made of good steel that isn't rusted would solve this problem
  • Telegraph

    Samuel F. B. Morse electrically transmitted his famous message "What hath God wrought?" from Washington to Baltimore on May 24, 1844, there were signaling systems that enabled people to communicate over distances.
  • Rubber Band

    Rubber Band
    A rubber band, also known as a binder, elastic band, lackey band, laggy band, or elastic, is a short length of rubber and latex, elastic in nature and formed in the shape of a circle which is commonly used to hold multiple objects together. The rubber band was patented in England on March 17, 1845 by Stephen Perry.[1][2][3] Most rubber bands are manufactured out of natural rubber. Rubber bands come in a variety of sizes.
  • Stapler

    The first known stapler was handmade in the 18th century in France for King Louis XV. Each staple was inscribed with the insignia of the royal court, as required.[3] The growing uses of paper in the 19th century created a demand for an efficient paper fastener.[4] McGill stapler
    In 1866, George McGill received U.S. patent 56,587 [5] for a small, bendable brass paper fastener that was a precursor to the modern staple. In 1867, he received U.S. patent 67,665[6] for a press to insert the fastener
  • Paper Clip

    Paper Clip
    According to the Early Office Museum, the first patent for a bent wire paper clip was awarded in the United States to Samuel B. Fay, in 1867. This clip was originally intended primarily for attaching tickets to fabric, although the patent recognized that it could be used to attach papers together.[1] Fay received U.S. patent 64,088 on April 23, 1867
  • Heroin

    Charles Romley Alder Wright was the first person to synthesize heroin, in 1874.Dr. Wright was a founding member of the Royal Institute of Chemistry of Great Britain and Ireland. He served as its first secretary from 1877 to 1884 and was instrumental in the establishment of the institute
  • Telephone

    The first successful bi-directional transmission of clear speech by graham Bell and Thomas Watson was made when Bell spoke into the divice, "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you". and Watson answered.
  • Phonograph

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    The phonograph was developed as a result of Thomas Edison's work on two other inventions, the telegraph and the telephone. In 1877, Edison was working on a machine that would transcribe telegraphic messages through indentations on paper tape, which could later be sent over the telegraph repeatedly.
  • Airplane

    Wilbur and Oliver Wright made four brief flights at kitty hawk with their first powered Aircraft. The wright brothers had invented the first successful Airplane.
  • Zipper

    Gideon Sundback invented Zipper A zipper, zip, or zip fastener, is a commonly used device for binding the edges of an opening of fabric or other flexible material, as on a garment or a bag, The method still used today, based on interlocking teeth, was invented in 1913 by Gideon Sundbäck. Initially it was called the “hookless fastener” and was later redesigned to become more reliable.