Inventions of the Industrial Revolution

  • Steam Engine

    James Watt, a Scottish inventor, invented the steam engine. The steam engine is an invention that converts the potential energy that exists as pressure in steam, and changes that to mechanical force.
  • Light Bulb

    Thomas Edison, an American inventor, did not invent the first light bulb, but invented the first incandescent light. It provided a source of light. the firsts light bulb had a very extremely short life, high expense to produce, and high electric current drawn. It has impact the world buy providing us a source of light, other than the sun.
  • Cotton Gin

    The cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney, in the United States. It is a machine that quickly and easily seperates cotton fibers from their seeds. It led to the growth in slavery in the South. It also had an increase in factories, and more clothes were made out of cotton.
  • The Assembly Line

    The assembly line was invented by Henry Ford. It helped invent goods faster, and at a lower price. One person put something on the invention, and that would be his or her only job, while others had different jobs to build that invention. It alowed for more goods to be reproduced at a faster time.