Overview 1750-1900

  • Thomas Savery steam enngine

    Thomas Savery steam enngine
    thomas savery was the fisrt person who made the steam engine. the steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid
  • The seed drill

    The seed drill
    Jethro Tull invented the seed drill. His seed drill would sow seed in uniform rows and cover up the seed in the rows. Up to that point, sowing seeds was done by hand by scattering seeds on the ground. His seed drill was a critical point of the agricultural revolution which freed labour from the fields and lowered crop prices
  • Thomas Newcomen steam engine

    Thomas Newcomen  steam engine
    thomas newcomen was a improvment on thomas savery steam engine Newcomen steam engine used the force of atmospheric pressure to do the work and his engine pumped steam into a cylinder.
  • Jhon kay Flying Shuttle

     Jhon kay Flying Shuttle
    the flying shuttle is invented by jhon kay. it was an improvement to looms that enabled weavers to weave faster. By using a flying shuttle, a single weaver could produce a wide piece of cloth.
  • factroy system

    factroy system
    The factory system changed the nature of work. It brought together workers and machines to produce large quantities of goods that were needed. As factories sprang up and production increased, entrepreneurs needed faster and cheaper methods of moving good from place to place. So then they invented the steamboat, and so on.
  • Edmund Cartwright The Power Loom

    Edmund Cartwright The Power Loom
    the power loom was invented by Edmund Cartwright. The power loom was a steam-powered, mechanically operated version of a regular loom, an invention that combined threads to make cloth.
  • Industrial Revolution

    Industrial Revolution
    the industrial revolution began 1760 it was the chang of how people lived. The mager changes were in agriculture, manufacturing, production, and transportation had an effect on the economic and cultural conditions in Britain.
  • James Hargreaves Spinning Jenny

    James Hargreaves Spinning Jenny
    the Spinning Jenny was made by James Hargreaves. It could spin cotton into thread faster – to keep up with the new demand for it.
  • Richard Arkwright’s water frame

    Richard Arkwright’s water frame
    Richard Arkwright’s invented the water frame. It could spin several strands at the same time (like the Spinning Jenny), but was powered by running water. This helped with consistency and soon British cotton textiles were of a better quality and rivaled India’s
  • the arrival of the first fleet

     the arrival of the first fleet
    The first eleven of these ships are today known as the First Fleet and contained the convicts and marines that are now acknowledged as the Founders of Australia.
  • child labour

    child labour
    Children were forced into factories with horrid working conditions, often working 10-12 hours a day with constant abuse. Child labor moved away from the household and into factories as factory workers or apprentices her livelihood.
  • Eli Whitney The Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney The Cotton Gin
    the cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney. The cotton gin is a machine that was designed to remove cotton from its seeds. The process uses a small screen and pulling hooks to force the cotton through the screen.
  • James Watt steam engine

    James Watt steam engine
    james watt took both Thomas Savery and Thomas Newcomen idea and used it and made it useable for people to use. Watts used steam pressures to move the piston which more powerful than atmospheric pressure used in slavery and Newcomen engines. The pistons and cylinder remained hat all the time eliminating the damage in the earler caused by the constant heating and cooling of the mechanisms
  • Humphry Davy incandescent lamp

    Humphry Davy  incandescent lamp
    Humphry Davy, an English chemist, invented the first electric light. Davy connected two wires to a battery and attached a charcoal strip betwween the other ends of the wires. The charged carbon glowed making the first lamp ever created.
  • Sir Humphry Davy safety lamp

    Sir Humphry Davy safety lamp
    It was invented in 1815 by Sir Humphry Davy. It originally burned a heavy vegetable oil. It was created for use in coal mines, to reduce the danger of explosions due to the presence of methane and other flammable gases, called firedamp or minedamp.
  • William Sturgeon electromagnet

    William Sturgeon electromagnet
    the electromagnet was invented by William Sturgeon. When a current was passed through the coil the electromagnet became magnetized and when the current was stopped the coil was de-magnetized
  • discovere electro-magnetic current

    discovere electro-magnetic current
    Faraday Dynamo discovers electro-magnetic current, making possible generators and electric engines
  • factroy act

    factroy act
    the Government passed a Factory Act to improve conditions for children working in factories. The basic act was to follow:
    •No child workers under nine years of age
    •Employers must have an age certificate for their child workers
    •Children of 9-13 years to work no more than nine hours a day
    •Children of 13-18 years to work no more than 12 hours a day
    •Children are not to work at night
  • Chartism

    1834 the British government attempted to deal with the conditions of the revolution with the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834
    This act meant that:
    Anyone who needs assistance , except for the old and sick, had to enter a workhouse
    You were considered to be needing assistance if you were unemployed
  • Mines Act

    Mines Act
    No female was to be employed underground. No boy under 10 years old was to be employed underground.Parish
    apprentices between the ages of 10 and 18 could continue to work in the mines.There were no clauses relating to hours of work, and inspection could only take place on the basis of checking the 'condition of the workers'. Ironically, many women were annoyed that they could no longer earn the much needed money.
  • gold is discovered in Victoria

    gold is discovered in Victoria
    The discovery of the Victorian Goldfields has converted a remote dependency into a country of world wide fame; it has attracted a population, extraordinary in number, with unprecedented rapidity.
  • Henry Bessemer process for converting pig iron into steel Sir

    Henry Bessemer process for converting pig iron into steel Sir
    Sir Henry Bessemer invented the first process for mass-producing steel inexpensively, essential to the development of skyscrapers. An American, William Kelly, had held a patent for "a system of air blowing the carbon out of pig iron" a method of steel production known as the pneumatic process of steelmaking. Air is blown through molten pig iron to oxidize and remove unwanted impurities.
  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel Great Eastern

    Isambard Kingdom Brunel Great Eastern
    Great Eastern was an iron sailing steam ship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and built by J. Scott Russell & Co. The Great Eastern was by far the largest ship ever built at the time of her 1858 launch, and had the capacity to carry 4,000 passengers around the world without refueling. Her length of 692 feet was only surpassed in 1899 by the 705-foot. The Great Eastern was the only known ship to ever support that number.
  • Joseph Glidden's Barbed wire

     Joseph Glidden's Barbed wire
    Joseph Glidden's simple wire barb locked onto a double-strand wire. Glidden's invention made barbed wire more effective not only because he described a method for locking the barbs in place, but also because he developed the machinery to mass-produce the wire.
  • The Phoography

    The Phoography
    Edison invented the Phoography. He was trying to improve the telegraph transmitter when he noticed that the movement of the paper tape through the machine is produced a noise resembling spoken words when played at a high speed.
  • Emile Berliner Microphone

    Emile Berliner Microphone
    the first microphone was made by Emile Berliner. Microphones convert sound waves into electrical voltages that are eventually converted back into sound waves thru speakers. They were first used with early telephones and then radio transmitters.
  • Sir Hiram Maxim Machine Gun

    Sir Hiram Maxim Machine Gun
    it was invented by Sir Hiram Maxim The idea is that the energy from the recoil is used, in lieu of a locked bolt or a lever mechanism, to eject each spent cartridge and insert the next one. This made it vastly more efficient.
  • Tom Roberts completes the shearing of the rams

    Tom Roberts completes the shearing of the rams
    He completed it in May 1890 and sold it for 350 guineas ($735) to Edward Trenchard who had a pastoral company in Collins Street, Melbourne.
  • sewerage system introduced in Melbourne for the first time

     sewerage system introduced in Melbourne for the first time
  • Felix Hoffmann Aspirin

    Felix Hoffmann Aspirin
    the Aspirin was invented by felix hoffmann. Aspirin is a derivative of salicylic acid that is a mild, nonnarcotic analgesic useful in the relief of headache and muscle and joint aches. The drug works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, body chemicals that are necessary for blood clotting and which also sensitize nerve endings to pain.
  • Ferdinand von Zeppelin, zeppline

     Ferdinand von Zeppelin, zeppline
    the zeppline was invented by Ferdinand von Zeppelin. the zeppline was used all around the world a a commercial flight transportaion mechanism by many countries. This all then stopped as the Wolrd War 1 started becaseu of the fright that they might get shot down while in the air of the aircraft.
  • Guglielmo Marconi raido

    Guglielmo Marconi raido
    Italian inventor and engineer Guglielmo Marconi developed, demonstrated and marketed the first successful long-distance wireless telegraph and in 1901 broadcast the first transatlantic radio signal.
  • Orville and Wilbur Wright The Powered Flight

    Orville and Wilbur Wright The Powered Flight
    Orville and Wilbur Wright invented the firt powered flight. The Flyer had a wingspan of a little more than 40 feet (12 meters), a surface area of 510 square feet (47 square meters), and weighed 625 pounds (283 kilograms).