inventors and their inventions

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  • Jethro Tull

    Jethro Tull
    In 1701 Tull perfected the horse drawn seed drill that sowed the seeds in neat rows. Before this farmers would hand scatter the seeds. In 1709 Tull bought a farm of his own. While traveling, he made a horse drawn hoe, his success helped him publish,"The New Horse Houghing Husbandry: Or an Essay on the Principles of Tillage and Vegetation"
  • Thomas Newcomen

    Thomas Newcomen
    Thomas invented the internal- condensing jet for obtaining a vacuum in the cylinder and automatic valve gear. for many years Newcomens engine was used in the draining of mines. Savery had obtained a patented that was broad in 1698 so Newcomen couldn't patent his engine. So, he entered into a partnership. the first Newcomen engine was in 1712.
  • James Hargreaves

    James Hargreaves
    English inventor of the spinning jenny, the first application of multiple spinning by a machine. when he devised the concoction he was poor and an uneducated spinner and weaver. in about 1764 he is said to have gotten the idea for his hand-powered spinning machine when he observed a spinning wheel that had been over turned
  • Adam Smith

    Adam Smith
    Scottish social philosopher and political economist. after 2 centuries, Smith is known manly for one piece of work. In 1776 he published An Inquiry Into The Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
  • Henry Cort

    Henry Cort
    In 1783 Henry Cort obtained a patent for grooved rollers that were capable for making iron bars more quickly economically then the old methods of hamming or cutting strips from a rolled plate. the following year he patented his puddling process
  • Eli Whitney

    Eli Whitney
    American inventor, mechanical engineer, and manufacturer, and best remembered for the making of the cotton gin, but most importantly for developing the idea of mass production of interchangeable parts .
  • Alessandro Volta

    Alessandro Volta
    his full name is Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta.He was an Italian physicist whose invention of the electric battery gave the first source of continuous current. In 1794 he was given the Copley Medal.In 1775 his interest in a gadget used to generate static electricity. in 1776 he discovered methane gas.
  • George Stephenson

    George Stephenson
    George Stephenson was an English engineer and inventor of the railroad locomotive.after serving as a mining engineer in Colombia where he made involvements to locomotives. In 1833 he was appointed chief engineer of the London and Birmingham railroad.
  • Elias Howe

    Elias Howe
    American inventor the the sowing machine that helped revolutionize garment manufacture in the factory and in the home.Interested in machinery ever since a child, he learned the machinist trade and worked in a cotton factory. For 5 years he was working on the development of a practical sewing machine in his spare time. In 1846, he was granted a patent for it.
  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx
    In 1848 he published "The Communist Manifesto " which is the most celebrated pamphlet in the history if the socialist movement. He was a sociologist,historian, and economist.
  • Cyrus W. Field

    Cyrus W. Field
    After an early career in the paper business, Field became interested in a proposal to lay a transatlantic telegraph cable. Two years later he helped organize the Atlantic Telegraph Company.
  • John Wesley Hyatt

    John Wesley Hyatt
    John Wesley invented the process of celluloid, the first industrial plastic.He was training to be a printer in Illinois and then in Albany, New York. He was then attracted to a billboard with an award of $10,000 dollars to who ever could find a replacement for ivory billiard balls.He then went on to invent a process of purifying water, sowing machines and sugarcane mills.