By slhatch
  • Jethro Tull

    Jethro Tull
    Jethro Tull invented the seed drill in 1701. The seed drill would sow seed in uniform rows and cover up the seed in the rows.
  • Abraham Darby

    Abraham Darby
    Abraham Darby came up with coke smelting in 1709. Coke smelting replaced charcoal with coal in metal foundries during the process of refining metals; and this was important to Britain's future since charcoal at that time was becoming scarce and was more expensive.
  • Thomas Newcomen

    Thomas Newcomen
    Thomas Newcomen invented the steam engine for pumping water. was the first practical device to harness the power of steam to produce mechanical work.
  • John Kay

    John Kay
    John Kay inented the flying shuttle and got a patent for it in 1733. It allowed a single weaver to weave much wider fabrics, and it could be mechanized, allowing for automatic machine looms.
  • James Hargreaves

    James Hargreaves
    James Hargreaves invented the spinning jenny in 1764. This invention reduced the amount of work needed to produce yarn, with a worker able to work eight or more spools at once.
  • Samuel Crompton

    Samuel Crompton
    Samuel Arkwright invented the spinning mule in 1779. The spinning mule is a machine used to spin cotton and other fibres in the mills of Lancashire and elsewhere
  • Edward Cartwright

    Edward Cartwright
    Edward Cartwright invented the power loom in 1784 but it was first built in 1785. A power loom is a mechanised loom powered by a line shaft.
  • Eli Whitney

    Eli Whitney
    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. It is a mechanical device that removes the seeds from cotton. He received a patent for his cotton gin on March 14, 1794 but it was not validated until 1807.
  • Robert Fulton

    Robert Fulton
    Robert Fulton invented the steamboat. In 1800, he built a successful diving boat which he named the Nautilus. The steamboat would use propellers or paddlewheels.
  • Richard Arkwright

    Richard Arkwright
    Richard Arkwright invented the spinning frame and got a patent for it in 1830. It was used for spinning thread or yarn from fibres such as wool or cotton in a mechanized way.
  • Louis Daguerre

    Louis Daguerre
    Louis Daguerre invented daguerreotype in 1837. That was the first commercially successful photographic process.
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell
    Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. He got a patent for it in 1876. It was a way that peole could talk to each other.