Inventors and Inventions of the Industrial Revolution

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  • Jethro Tull

    Jethro Tull perfected a horse-drawn seed drill. The seed drill economically sowed seeds in neat rows.
  • Thomas Newcomen

    Thomas Newcomen invented the first steam engine. The steam engine was used mainly to pump water out of mines deep underground
  • John Roebuck

    John Roebuck invented the lead chamber process of manufacturing sulfuric acid.
  • James Watt

    James Watt invented a more efficient steam engine. This new design allowed the steam engine to be used in places where there is not an abundance of coal.
  • Edmund Cartwright

    Edmund Cartwright invented the wool combing machine. The wool combing machine was used to arrange and lay parallel by length the fibers of wool, prior to further treatment.
  • Eli Whitney

    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. The cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds
  • Alessandro Volta

    Alessandro Volta invented the first electrical battery.
  • Robert Fulton

    Robert Fulton was an American engineer and inventor who is widely known for developing a commercially successful steamboat called Clermont. The steamboat took passengers from New York City to Albany and back again, a round trip of 300 miles, in 62 hours.
  • George Stephenson

    George Stephenson invented the locomotive railroad.
  • Elias Howe

    Elias Howe invented the sewing machine. The sewing machine made the process of making clothes faster.
  • Cyrus Field

    Cyrus Field created the Atlantic Telegraph Company and laid the first telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean.