Telephone system

Inventions of the 1880's to 1900's

  • Typewriter- Christopher Sholes

    Typewriter- Christopher Sholes
    Sholes' prototype had the user hit a key (for each letter and number), which struck upward onto a flat plate, producing a carbon impression of the letter or number on the paper. He made the prototype using the key of an old telegraph transmitter. There was no way of spacing the letters, no carriage return, and no shift keys; these features would be added to later models.
  • Coal Powered Motorcycle- Sylvester Roper

    Coal Powered Motorcycle- Sylvester Roper
    Known back then as the Roper Steam Velocipede, was a coal-powered, two-cylinder, steam-driven motorcycle.
  • The Vacuum Cleaner - Ives McGaffey

    The Vacuum Cleaner - Ives McGaffey
    Named the Whirlwind, it was the first hand-pumped sweeping machine
  • Jeans- Levi Strauss

    Jeans- Levi Strauss
    On this date, they received U.S.Patent No.139,121. This date is now considered the official birthday of "blue jeans." But, they invented before in 1953 during the Gold Rush. He provided jeans to the miners and changed their design from cotton to denim because cotton would cause chafing.
  • Barbed Wire- Lucien B. Smith

    Barbed Wire- Lucien B. Smith
    This was used to seperate the lands that the Farmers were granted causing trouble with the Ranchers.
  • Light Bulb- Thomas Edison

    Light Bulb- Thomas Edison
    After experimenting with carbon filaments for a while, Edisons first successful testing of the light bulb occured lasting 13.5 hours.
  • Electric Iron- Henry W. Seeley

    Electric Iron- Henry W. Seeley
    A New York inventor, Seeley patented his electric flatiron on June 6, 1882 (patent no. 259,054). His iron weighed almost 15 pounds and took a long time to warm up.
  • Coca Cola Creation- John Pemberton

    Coca Cola Creation- John Pemberton
    In May, 1886, Coca Cola was invented by Doctor John Pemberton a pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia. John Pemberton concocted the Coca Cola formula in a three legged brass kettle in his backyard.
  • Ballpoint Pen- John Loud

    Ballpoint Pen- John Loud
  • Dish Washer- Josephine Garis

    Dish Washer- Josephine Garis
    The first working automatic dishwasher was invented by Josephine Garis. Her dishwasher was a wooden tub with a wire basket in it - the dishes went in the basket, and rollers rotated the dishes. As a handle on the tub was turned, hot, soapy water was sprayed into the tub, cleaning the dishes.
  • Phonographic Doll- Thomas Edison

    Phonographic Doll- Thomas Edison
    When activated, the doll would "recite" nursery rhymes.
  • The Radio- Nikola Tesla

    The Radio- Nikola Tesla
    Using his tesla coil, Nikola Tesla saw that he could recieve strong waves of static and made an easier way of communication.
  • Cotton Candy- Morrison and Wharton

    Cotton Candy- Morrison and Wharton
    Cotton candy is a soft confection made from sugar that is heated and spun into slim threads that look like a mass of cotton. It was invented in 1897 by William Morrison and John C. Wharton, candymakers from Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Remote Control- Tesla

    Remote Control- Tesla
    Created a control that used Radio waves.
  • Gas Turbine- Charles Curtis

    Gas Turbine- Charles Curtis