Inventions of the Industrial Revolution

  • Seed Drill

    Seed Drill
    Invented by Jethro Tull, this allows for uniform rows easier to pick.
  • Crop Rotation

    Crop Rotation
    Around 1730, Charles Townsend created a four-feild system of crop rotation that allows you to grow more food. By rotating the crops, the soil doesn't become as depleted and can give more nutrients to the crops.
  • Flying Shuttle

    Flying Shuttle
    The flying shuttle was invented by John Kay. This invention helped greatly excelerate the process of weaving. One person could now operate a loom on their own.
  • Coal Canal

    Coal Canal
    The Duke of Bridgewater created an underground coal canal to carry his coal. This was much more efficient and les expsensive.
  • Spinning Jenny

    Spinning Jenny
    This inveteion, created by James Hargreaves, allowed 6-8 threads on a loom at a time.
  • Water Frame

    Water Frame
    The water frame, named so because it is powered by a waterwheel, was invented in 1768 by Richard Arkwright. This machine could produce stronger threads for yarns.
  • The Cotton Gin

    The Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney patented the cottoon gin on March 14, 1794. This machine sped up the process of taking the seed out of cotton, a process the used to take hundred of man hours. This machine made growing cotton much more profitable/
  • Steam boat

    Steam boat
    Robert Fulton invented the steam boat in 1807. The steamboat was much sturdier and faster then the boats that used to be used. The were able to carry more cargo, faster.
  • Locomotive

    George stepenson invented the locomotive. It allowed us to moved resources and goods over land.
  • Diesel Engine

    Diesel Engine
    The diesel fueled internal combustion engine was invented by non other than Rudolf Diesel. This engine was the first to prove that fuel could be ignited without a spark.