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industrial revolution

  • Steam Engines

    Steam Engines
    homas Savery, an engineer and inventor, patented a machine that could effectively draw water from flooded mines using steam pressure.
  • Spinning Jenny

    Spinning Jenny
    The spinning jenny is a multi-spindle spinning frame, and was one of the key developments in the industrialization of weaving during the early Industrial Revolution. Created by James Hargreaves.
  • Textile Mill

    Textile Mill
    in 1789, Samuel Slater took his skills in designing and constructing factories to New England, and he was soon engaged in reproducing the textile mills that helped America with its own industrial revolution.
  • Sewing Machine

    Sewing Machine
    Thomas Saint invented the first sewing machine design, but he did not successfully advertise or market his invention. His machine was meant to be used on leather and canvas material.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney (1765-1825) patented the cotton gin, a machine that revolutionized the production of cotton by greatly speeding up the process of removing seeds from cotton fiber. By the mid-19th century, cotton had become America's leading export.
  • Steam Ships

    Steam Ships
    A steamship, often referred to as a steamer, is a vessel, typically ocean-faring and seaworthy, that is propelled by one or more steam engines that typically drive (turn) propellers or paddlewheels.
  • Railroads

    A train is a form of rail transport consisting of a series of vehicles that usually runs along a rail track to transport cargo or passengers
  • Reaper

    Cyrus McCormick claimed that his reaper was actually invented in 1834, giving him the true claim to the general design of the machine. Over the next few decades the Hussey and McCormick reapers would compete with each other in the marketplace, despite being quite similar.
  • John Deere Plow

    John Deere Plow
    It was used for farming to break up tough soil without soil getting stuck to it,
  • Photograph

    The essential purpose of photography is communication. ... Pictures are a photographer's means of expression as a writer's means are words. And as a writer must choose a major field of work -journalism, creative writing, biography, advertising,
  • Photography

    The essential purpose of photography is communication. ... Pictures are a photographer's means of expression as a writer's means are words.
  • Telegraph

    Developed in the 1830s and 1840s by Samuel Morse (1791-1872) and other inventors, the telegraph revolutionized long-distance communication
  • Rubber

    Charles Goodyear (December 29, 1800 – July 1, 1860) was an American self-taught chemist and manufacturing engineer who developed vulcanized rubber, for which he received patent number 3633 from the United States Patent Office on June 15, 1844.
  • Elevator

    The man who solved the elevator safety problem, making skyscrapers possible, was Elisha Otis, who is generally known as the inventor of the modern elevator.
  • Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell is most well known for inventing the telephone. He came to the U.S as a teacher of the deaf, and conceived the idea of "electronic speech" while visiting his hearing-impaired mother in Canada
  • Phonograph

    Thomas Edison created the phonograph to record sound on tinfoil-coated cylinders. In 1877, he created a machine with two needles: one for recording and one for playback.
  • Light Bulb

    Light Bulb
    A light bulb s a device created by Thomas Edison that produces light from electricity. In addition to lighting a dark space, they can be used to show an electronic device is on, to direct traffic, for heat, and many other purposes. Early people used candles and oil lamps for light (often from whale oil).
  • Automobile

    It is generally acknowledged that the first really practical automobiles with petrol/gasoline-powered internal combustion engines were completed almost simultaneously by several German inventors working independently: Karl Benz built his first automobile in 1885 in Mannheim.
  • Skyscraper

    Further developments led to the world's first skyscraper, the ten-story Home Insurance Building in Chicago, built in 1884–1885. While its height is not considered very impressive today, it was at that time. The architect, Major William Le Baron Jenney, created a load-bearing structural frame.
  • Airplane

    On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made four brief flights at Kitty Hawk with their first powered aircraft.
  • assembly line

    assembly line
    Henry Ford installs the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. His innovation reduced the time it took to build a car from more than 12 hours to two hours and 30 minutes.