Industrial Revolution - U.K. (Britain) By David Weeratne

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In History
  • The First Thrashing Machine - Andrew Meikle

    The First Thrashing Machine - Andrew Meikle
    The thrashing machine, or, in modern spelling, threshing machine (or simply thresher), was a machine first invented by Scottish mechanical engineer Andrew Meikle for use in agriculture. It was invented (c.1784) for the separation of grain from stalks and husks. For thousands of years, grain was separated by hand with flails, and was very laborious and time consuming. Mechanization of this process took much of the drudgery out of farm labour. Meaning it made the farmers lives easy throughout the.
  • The First Spinning Jenny - James Hargreaves

    The First Spinning Jenny - James Hargreaves
    Several inventions in textile machinery occurred in a relatively short time period during the industrial revolution: the flying shuttle, spinning jenny, spinning frame, and cotton gin. These inventions facilitated the handling of large quantities of harvested cotton. In 1764, a British carpenter and weaver named James Hargreaves invented an improved spinning jenny, a hand-powered multiple spinning machine that was the first machine to improve upon the spinning wheel.
  • The First Effientient Steam Engine - James Watt

    The First Effientient Steam Engine - James Watt
    During the Industrial Revolution, steam power began to replace water power and muscle power (which often came from horses) as the primary source of power in use in industry. Its first use was to pump water from mines. The early steam engines were not very efficient, but a double-acting rotative version created by James Watt gave engines the power to become a driving force behind the Industrial Revolution. Steam power was not only used in engines but also in locomotives, furnaces and other factor
  • The First Power Loom - Edmund Cartwright

    The First Power Loom - Edmund Cartwright
    In 1785, Edmund Cartwright patented the first power loom and set up a factory in Doncaster, England to manufacture clothes. A prolific inventor, Edmund Cartwright also invented a wool-combing machine in 1789, then he continued to improve his power loom, invented a steam engine that used alcohol and a machine for making rope in 1797, and helped Robert Fulton with his inventi0on of steamboat.
  • The First Cotton Gin - Eli Whitney

    The First Cotton Gin - Eli Whitney
    The cotton gin is a machine designed to remove cotton from its seeds. The process uses a small screen and pulling hooks to force the cotton through the screen. It was invented by Eli Whitney on March 14, 1794, one of the many inventions that occurred during the American Industrial Revolution. However, earlier versions of the cotton gin had existed since the first century. It was improved over time from a single roller design to a double roller machine.
  • First Sucessful Steamboat - Robert Fulton's

    First Sucessful Steamboat - Robert Fulton's
    One of the Most Obscure of Famous Men in American History, was an inventor, mechanical and civil engineer, and artist. He is best known for designing and building the Clermont, the first commercially successful steamboat. The Clermont ushered in a new era in the history of transportation. In addition to his work with steamboats, Fulton made many important contributions to the development of naval warfare, the submarine, and technology of mine warfare.
  • The First incandescent lamp - Humphry Davy

    The First incandescent lamp - Humphry Davy
    Humphry Davy, an English chemist, invented the first electric light. Davy connected two wires to a battery and attached a charcoal strip betwween the other ends of the wires. The charged carbon glowed making the first lamp ever created.
  • The Fisrt Large, Iron, Screw Propelled Steamship - Isambard Kingdom Brunel

    The Fisrt Large, Iron, Screw Propelled Steamship - Isambard Kingdom Brunel
    SS Great Britain was an advanced passenger steamship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel for the Great Western Steamship Company's transatlantic service between Bristol and New York. While other ships had previously been built of iron or equipped with a screw propeller, Great Britain was the first to combine these features in a large ocean-going ship. She was the first iron steamer to cross the Atlantic, which she did in 1845, in the time of 14 days.
  • The First Telephone - Alexander Graham Bell

    The First Telephone - Alexander Graham Bell
    In the 1870s, two inventors Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell both independently designed devices that could transmit speech electrically (the telephone). Both men rushed their respective designs to the patent office within hours of each other, Alexander Graham Bell patented his telephone first. Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell entered into a famous legal battle over the invention of the telephone, which Bell won.
  • The First Phoography - Thomas Edison

    The First Phoography - Thomas Edison
    Edison was trying to improve the telegraph transmitter when he noticed that the movement of the paper tape through the machine produced a noise resembling spoken words when played at a high speed. Experimenting with a stylus (hard-pointed instrument like a large needle) on a tinfoil cylinder, Edison spoke into the machine. The first ever words recored on this machine were "Mary had a little lamb".
  • The First Microphone - Emile Berliner

    The First Microphone - Emile Berliner
    A microphone is a device for converting acoustic power into electric power that has essentially similar wave characteristics. Microphones convert sound waves into electrical voltages that are eventually converted back into sound waves thru speakers. They were first used with early telephones and then radio transmitters. This amazing device was created for Alexander Graham Bell.
  • The First Machine Gun - Sir Hiram Maxim

    The First Machine Gun - Sir Hiram Maxim
    The mechanism of the Maxim gun employed one of the earliest recoil operated firing systems in history. The idea is that the energy from the recoil is used, in lieu of a locked bolt or a lever mechanism, to eject each spent cartridge and insert the next one. This made it vastly more efficient and less labour intensive than previous rapid-firing guns, such as the Gatling, Gardner, or Nordenfelt guns, which relied on actual mechanical cranking, as well as decreasing the gas buildup in the barrel.
  • The First Automobile To Run On Internal Combustion Engine - Karl Benz

    The First Automobile To Run On Internal Combustion Engine -  Karl Benz
    Although several other German engineers (including Gottlieb Daimler, Wilhelm Maybach, and Siegfried Marcus) were working on the problem at about the same time, Karl Benz generally is acknowledged as the inventor of the modern automobile.[16]
    An automobile powered by his own four-stroke cycle gasoline engine was built in Mannheim, Germany by Karl Benz in 1885, and granted a patent in January of the following year under the auspices of his major company, Benz & Cie., which was founded in 1883. It
  • the First Zeppline - Ferdinand von Zeppelin

    the First Zeppline - Ferdinand von Zeppelin
    The Zeppline created by Ferdinand von Zeppelin was one of history's most imporntant steps into commercial flying. the zeppline was used all around the world a a commercial flight transportaion mechanism by many countries. This all then stopped as the Wolrd War 1 started becaseu of the fright that they might get shot down while in the air of the aircraft.
  • The First Powered Flight - Orville and Wilbur Wright

    The First Powered Flight - Orville and Wilbur Wright
    By June 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright had finished designing and building their powered machine. The Flyer had a wingspan of a little more than 40 feet (12 meters), a surface area of 510 square feet (47 square meters), and weighed 625 pounds (283 kilograms). They constructed as much of the Flyer as they could in Dayton, Ohio; then shipped the parts to Kitty Hawk for final assembly .
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