• Thomas Savery

    Invention: Paddle Wheels, Steam Engine, Pump Engine
    Importance: propelled vessels in calm weather
    made running engines more efficent
    extracted water from mines where miners could not reach
  • Jethro Tull

    Invention: seed drill
    Importance: dug a channel which planted seeds into and limited wastage and crops easier to weed
  • Thomas Newcomen

    Invention: Newcomen engine
    Importance: drove the water pump
  • Abraham Darby

    Abraham Darby
    Invention: Bristol Iron Co.
    Importance: first successful smelt iron ore with coke and built much larger furnaces
  • John Kay

    John Kay
    Invention: Flying Shuttle
    Importance: allowed weavers to produce wider pieces of cloth faster
  • Duke of Bridgwater

    Duke of Bridgwater
    Invention: Bridgewater Canal
    Importance: first artificial industrial waterway
  • James Hargreaves

    Invention: Spinning Jenny
    Importance: allowed spinners to produce more yarn
  • Richard Arkwright

    Richard Arkwright
    Invention: Spinning Frame
    Importance: helped to reduce spices and sugars and to produce thicker, more precise yarn and was powered by a waterwheel
  • James Watt

    James Watt
    Invention: Steam Engine Improvements
    Importance: converted the heat energy from the steam engine into mechanical engine
  • Samuel Crompton

    Invention: Spinning Mule
    Importance: produced strong soft yarn that could be used in all textiles
  • Henry Cort

    Henry Cort
    Invention: Puddling Furnace & Rolling Mill
    Importance: refined ore
    allowed shapes to be made out of iron
  • Edward Cartwright

    Invention: Imperfect Power Loom, Wool- combing machine, and Steam Powered Loom
    Importance: converted looms into water-power to make more efficient built a design to make a steam powered loom
    produced wool more efficiently and lightened workload for factory workers
    made weaving practical and base for modern day looms
  • Eli Whitney

    Invention: cotton gin
    Importance: extracted seeds from cotton and made cotton a valuable industry in the South.
  • Alessandro Volta

    Invention: Electrophorus
    Importance: first electrochemical battery
  • Charles Townshend

    Charles Townshend
    Invention: viscount
    Importance: rotated crops and planted different crop each year
  • Robert Fulton

    Invention: Improved Steam Powered Engine & Steam Boat
    Importance: improved speed and travel by waterway
  • George Stephenson

    Invention: Blucher
    Importance: engine that could pull thirty tons at four miles per hour and helped in the building of the first railways
  • Michael Faraday

    Invention: Dynamo
    Importance: first successful invention of the use of electromotive force
  • Louis Daguerre

    Invention: daguerro type
    Importance: first use of photography in light in a system
  • Samuel Morse

    Invention: Morse-code
    Importance: first communication system that used electrical impulses across a wire
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell
    Invention: telephone
    Importance: the first use of communication across a distance
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    Invention: Light bulb
    Importance: first use of electricity to create artificial light
  • Henry Bessemer

    Invention: Bessemer Process & Bessemer Converter
    Importance: removed excess oxygen from iron
    receives charge of molten metal which can then be "blown" into a shape
  • Gottlieb Daimler

    Invention: Internal-Combustion Engine
    Importance: used gasoline to power the engine
  • Rudolf Diesel

    Invention: Diesel Engine
    Importance: first to prove that fuel could be ignited without a spark
  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford
    Invention: automobile
    Importance: first "car" to use an engine that was not powered by water
  • Gugielmo Marconi

    Invention: Syn tonic
    Importance: Wireless telegraphy
  • Nikola Tesla

    Nikola Tesla
    Invention: Alternating Current System
    Importance: used an alternating current to power the light bulb instead of a direct system illuminating the light bulb brighter
  • Wright Brothers

    Wright Brothers
    invention- Airplane
    made it easier and faster to get to far away plaaces and it brought americas dreem to life of flying