Industrial Revolution Inventors/Inventions/Contributions

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  • Abraham Darby

    Abraham Darby
    Was an English man who developed a method of producing pig iron in a blast furnace fueled by coke rather than charcoal.
  • John Roebuck

    John Roebuck
    Was an English inventor and industrialist, he is known for developing the industrial-scale manufacture of sulfuric acid.
  • James Watt

    James Watt
    Was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who improved Newcomen's steam engine with his own engine.
  • James Hargreaves

    James Hargreaves
    Was an English weaver, carpenter and inventor who invented the spinning jenny, it transformed the textile industry by speeding up production.
  • Adam Smith

    Adam Smith
    Was a Scottish economist, philosopher and author, key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment, he was called "The Father of Economics" and "The Father of Capitalism."
  • Samuel Crompton

    Samuel Crompton
    Was an English inventor and pioneer of the spinning industry, he invented the spinning mule, the machine spun textile fibers into yarn using an intermittent process,
  • Henry Cort

    Henry Cort
    Was an English iron master, he began refining iron from pig iron to wrought iron using innovative production systems.
  • John Wesley

    John Wesley
    Was an English cleric who was a leader of a revival movement within the Church of England, known as Methodism.
  • Nicolas LeBlanc

    Nicolas LeBlanc
    Was a French chemist and surgeon who discovered how to manufacture soda ash from common salt, which was one of the most important chemical processes of the Industrial Revolution.
  • Eli Whitney

    Eli Whitney
    Was an American inventor, best known for inventing the cotton gin, this shaped the economy of the Antebellum South.
  • David Ricardo

    David Ricardo
    Was an English economist, one of the most influential of the classical economists along with Thomas Malthus, Adam Smith, and James Mill.
  • Cyrus Field

    Cyrus Field
    Was an American businessman and financier, created the Atlantic Telegraph Company and laid the first telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean.