Inventions of the Industrial Revolution

  • Typewriter

    In 1714 in England, Henry Mill created the typewriter. The typewriter is a machine that allows you to type information rather than hnadwrtitng it. Because of this invention, people began to type more than hand writing. After the spread of the typewriter, publishers began to mass produce writings.
  • Submarnies

    During the American Revolution, David Bushnell invented the submarine. Submarnies are boats that can stay under water for long periods of time. They were able to explore the ocean, more in detail than before, and they were able to bomb ships. The invention of the submarine enabled both biological research and tactical warfare to be a success during this time period.
  • Cotton Gin

    In 1793, Eli Whitney created the cotton gin. The cotton gin made it easier to harvest cotton. This invention dramtically sped up the cotton production all over the world. Because of this invention, cotton became more popular and it created a demand for it all over the world.
  • Sewing Machine

    In 1870, Newton Wilson created the sewing machine. The sewing machine was a machine that could sew things faster than by hand. This made the production of clothes and other things much easier. Because of this invention, people all over the world were able use these machines to make clothes and other things they wanted.
  • Light Bulb

    In 1879 in Menlo Park, NJ, Thomas Edison created the light bulb. The purpose of the light bulb is to provide electric light. Because of this invention, people were able to do more things when there was no light and they did not have to rely on natural light. THis invention allowed place to have the light on and be able to work longer hours.