Inventions of the Industrial Revolution

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    Inventions of the Industrial Revolution

  • Jethro Tull invents the Seed Drill

    The seed drill allowed farmers to plant their seeds at a given depth and adaquately spaced apart. This let farmers yield more crops due to the lack of mistakes in placing the seeds.
  • James Hargreaves invents the spinning jenny

    The spinning jenny reduced the amount of work needed to make threads. This cut down on the demand for workers.
  • Jacques Pierre invents a steampship

    The steamship allowed much more efficient transportation of goods that were produced, or anything for that matter.
  • Eli Whitney invents the Cotton Gin

    The Cotton Gin made the separation of cotton seeds from fiber much faster.
  • Richard Trevithick developed the locomotive

    The steam engine when put onto a train allowed extremely efficient ways to aid in the transportation of goods.
  • Robert Walton invents the steam boat

    This allowed better transportation of goods bewtween Europe and the American colonies.
  • Humphry Davy invents the first electric light

    This slightly improved the bad conditions of the working environment.
  • Cyrus McCormick invents the McCormick reaper

    This aided farmers in harvesting certain crops. It saved hours of back-breaking labor.
  • Samuel F. B. Morse invents the telegraph

    This allowed rapid communication between cities that were undergoing industrialization/urbanization.
  • Isaac Singer simplifies sewing machine

    This allowed the sewing machine to be used at home and lowered the demand for tailors.