Inventions Over The Years Project 2011 - Alex Turner

  • Bifocals

    Benjamin Franklin invented Bifocals in 1784. When he was sixteen he experimented with vegetarianism in order to save money to buy more books. A bifocal is something that helps people see, it involves two focals. It has changed our socitey because without the invention of the bifocal in the first place, people would have trouble seeing. The bifocals involves two focals, instead of just one seeing how as that showed that everybody couldn't were the same perscription of glasses.
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  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin in 1793. Eli onced tipped a bartender a modern equivalent of 10,000 for a glass of water. Eli Whitney died of prostate cancer. The Cotton Gin was invented to seperate fibers from of course their own seeds. It has changed our society because it has made it easier, seeing how as before the job its self had to be done by hand.
  • Typewriter

    Pellegrino Turri invented the typewriter in 1808. He also invented Carbon Paper. He invented Carbon Paper because his wife went blind. The typerwriter was invented to be able to send a message or a letter or later on varitey of things. It made it possible to have text written, without actually having to write, that was later evolved into a keyboard, and the keypads on your mobile device.
  • Mechanical Reaper

    Mechanical Reaper
    Cyrus Mcormick invented the Mechanical Reaper in 1814. Cyrus was inducted into the Business Hall Of Fame .Cyrus was handicapped the last four years of his life. The mechanical reaper was invented to make it easier for famers to do crops. At the time it was invented you can assume that it was a big achievment at the time, you can probably also assume that it made farming a lot easier. It has changed society because it made the process of farming a lot easier, it made it where it wasn't hard.
  • Morse Code

    Morse Code
    Samuel Morse invented the Morse Code in 1844. Samuel Morse died of anumonia. He graduated from Yale in 1810. Morse code was invented invented to send messages, possibly for secret reasons, don't take my word on that one. It has effected socitey by creating a way to send messages, or to read messages without special equitment.
  • Continous Sewing Machine

    Continous Sewing Machine
    Issac Singer invented the continous sewing machine in 1851. Not only was he a inventor but also a actor. He also took part in being a entrepreneur. A continous sewing machine was invented to have it be contionous without stopping you might say. It has changed the way we sew, instead of having to stop and get it ready again, you could keep on going wich made making/fixing clothes a lot easier.
  • Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1875. On his funeral day every phone in U.S. was silenced. Both his mother and wife were deaf.The telephone was invented to communicate with people, an easier way, instead of having to take a journey to see somebody, you could just call them up and their you go. It has changed our society because without phones how would we communicate, cell phones have evolved from the orginal phones, so know you can go about anywhere and communicate.
  • Winshield Wipers

    Winshield Wipers
    Mary Anderson invented Winshield Wipers in 1905. She died when she was 87. She almost died of the common flu two years before, she was 85 then. Winshield Wipers were invented for a better driving expereince and what I mean by that is that just think, when it's raining and the rain is getting all over the Winshield and you can't see the wipers come in and clear it up. It has effected us, probably even invented a lot of accidents, cause if we didn't have wipers how would we be able to see?
  • Zipper

    Gideon Sunback invented the zipper in 1912. He also invented manufacturing machine for the zipper. The name zipper was invented in 1923,The zipper was invented so that you could have an easier time keeping things protected, you see if you need to close something example a basic backpack, stuff would continue to fall out no protection, what about in stormy weather? How would you keep items from being wet, how? It has effected us without it how would we protect ourselves how would we survive?
  • Air Conditioning

    Air Conditioning
    Willis Haviland Carrier in 1919. He was married three times, but never had children of his own. The depression slowed down the Air Conditoning Buisness. Air Conditioning was invented to make sure, that we stayed cool, you see if you have a air conditionor in the summer time or another reasonable time when its hot, you need to cool off, so you turn it on, and just like magic cool air. It has effected us cause just think we would be burning up, we stay cool, how could we concentrate? It be hard.
  • Microwave Oven

    Microwave Oven
    Percy Spencer invented the microwave oven in 1945. When he in front of a magentron when a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. He had three children James,John, and George. The microwave oven was invented so that we could have stuff cooked a lot quicker, just think instead of having to put something in the oven and wait, you could stick it in their for less time. It became cheaper to cook for busisness and just regular everyday people. It has made a difference without where would we be?
  • Computer Mouse

    Computer Mouse
    Douglas Engelbart invented the computer mouse in 1968. He is of German, Swedish, and Norwegian descent. He was inspired in 1951 when he got engaged and suddenly realized he had no career goals beyond getting education.The computer mouse was invented for many purposes an easier way to use a computer without having to use so many buttons. It has effected us because just think without it we would probably still being using computer with switches and swatches.