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Inventions of the Industrial Revolution

  • First U.S. Patent

    First U.S. Patent
    The United States issues its first patent to William Pollard of Philadelphia. His machine roves and spins cotton. This incresed business because it allowed everything to be unique.
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  • The Cotton Gin

    The Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney patents his machine to comb and deseed bolls of cotton. His invention makes possible a revolution in the cotton industry as the main cash crop in the South, but will never make him rich. Instead , farmers built bogus versions of their own. This increaed business because cotton could be mad emuch faster then before, when it wa spicked by hand.
  • Interchangeable Parts

    Interchangeable Parts
    Eli Whitney contracts to manufacture 10,000 muskets for the U.S. Army. At the time, an entire musket would be made by a single person, without standardized measurements. Whitney divided the labor into several discrete steps and standardized parts to make them interchangeable.
  • Steam-Powered Pumping Station

    Steam-Powered Pumping Station
    The Fairmount Water Works harnesses steam power to provide water for the city of Philadelphia. This increaed business becasue people could use as much water as they needed for their jobs.
  • Steamboat

    Robert Fulton,opened American rivers to two-way travel. His steamboat the "Clermont" travels 150 miles upstream between New York and Albany at an average speed of 5 mph. This increases business because they could transport materils much faster. Also peope could go as many places as they needed.
  • Sewing Machine

     Sewing Machine
    Walter Hunt invents the first lock-stitch sewing machine, but loses interest and does not patent his invention. Later, Elias Howe secures patent on an original lock-stitch machine, but fails to manufacture and sell it. Still later, Isaac Singer infringes on Howe's patent to make his own machine, which makes Singer rich. This increased business because people could make clothes faster and sell it to peope and they could make a part trade with other countries.
  • Vulcanized Rubber

    Vulcanized Rubber
    Rubber, so named because it could erase pencil, had long been considered a waterproofing agent, but in its natural state, it melted in hot weather and froze solid in the cold. After ten years of tireless work and abject poverty, Charles Goodyear perfects his process for "vulcanizing" rubber, or combining it with sulfur to create a soft, pliable substance unaffected by temperature. This increased the business because rubber could be used to make alot of money making products like shoes.
  • Cylinder Printing Press

     Cylinder Printing Press
    Richard M. Hoe creates a revolution in printing by rolling a cylinder over stationary plates of inked type and using the cylinder to make an impression on paper. This eliminated the need for making impressions directly from the type plates themselves, which were heavy and difficult to maneuver. This increased business because you could print money.
  • Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell patents his telephone, built with the assistance of young self-trained engineer Thomas A. Watson. Elisha Gray, who developed a similar device at about the same time, will unsuccessfully challenge Bell's patent. This could let people know a shippment was on the way.
  • Submarine

    The J.P. Holland torpedo boat company launches the first practical submarine, commissioned by the U.S. Navy. The test is successful. Holland gets orders for six more. It was a money maker so they could still increase trade.
  • Rocket

    Robert H. Goddard, Professor of Physics at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, makes the first successful launch of a liquid-fueled rocket at his aunt Effie's farm in Auburn, Massachusetts. The rocket reaches 41 ft. in altitude. This brought in money because other countries wanted to see what was in space.
  • Iphone

    The history of the iPhone line of phones began with Steve Jobs' direction that Apple Inc. engineers investigate touch-screens. Many have noted the device's similarities to Apple's previous touch-screen portable device, the Newton MessagePad.Like the Newton, the iPhone is nearly all screen. Its form factor is credited to Apple's head of design, Jonathan Ive. This increased money for people because most people want to be run on smartphones.
  • Sidekick 4g

    Sidekick 4g
    In October 2002, T-Mobile released the first product in the Sidekick brand: the T-Mobile Color Sidekick. Early adopters of the product were drawn to the phone’s unique flip hardware and its unusual horizontal design. Later incarnations of the product such as the Sidekick 2, released in 2004, saw aesthetic changes to the phone’s design, along with additional features such as a VGA camera and a line-by-line. This made money because many people who had this phone before upgraded.