Overview 1750-1918

  • The first steam engine is born!

    The first steam engine is born!
    Thomas savery built the first steam engine to pump out water from the mines, however it had really bad efficiency, it also couldnt be used underground for it can not handle the pressure
  • Smelting iron using coal

    Smelting iron using coal
    Abraham Darby uses coal to smelt iron ore, replacing wood and charcoal as fuel.
  • Newcomens improvments to the steam engine

    Newcomens improvments to the steam engine
    Newcome's engine was very successful and it was used in hundreds of mines across Britain and abroad
    It was cheap to maintain
    the force of the vacuum pulled a piston down and pulled a chain that activated a pump on the other end of a suspended beam
  • The flying shuttle was invented

    The flying shuttle was invented
    the flying shuttle was invented by john kay. it is used to weave cloth
  • Period: to

    Industrial Revolution

  • The spinning jenny was invented

    The spinning jenny was invented
    the spinning jenny was invented by james hargrave, it allowed multiple threads woven together
  • the water frame was invented

    the water frame was invented
    The water frame was invented by Richard Arkwright, it used water to power the spinning frame.
  • Captain Cook discovers Australia

    Captain Cook discovers Australia
    Captain Cook lands at the east coast of Australia
  • American declaration of independance

    American declaration of independance
    The Declaration of Independance was signed, officially proclaiming the 13 Colonies as an independant nation free of Great Britian.
  • Watts improvment to Newcomens steam engine

    Watts improvment to Newcomens steam engine
    Watt used steam pressure to move the piston which more powerful than atmospheric pressure used in Savery and Newcomen engines
    The piston and cylinder remained hot all the time eliminating the damage in the earlier engines caused by the constant heating and cooling of the mechanism
  • The cotton gin was invented

    The cotton gin was invented
    The cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney, this machine separated cotton seeds from the cotton
  • First steam locomotive

    First steam locomotive
    Robert trevithick demonstrates a steam locomotive
  • Death??

    Death??
    Machine breaking became a crime and became punishable by death
  • Poor Law Amendment

    Poor Law Amendment
    The british Governemnt attempted to deal with the conditions of the revolution with this act.
    this act meant that
    - anyone who needs assistance exept for the old and the sick had to enter a work house
    - if you are unemployed, you were considered as someone needing assistance.
  • Social reformers making certain things illegal

    Social reformers making certain things illegal
    Social reformers succeded in making it illegal for
    - children under the age of 9 to work
    - children under the age of 13 could only work 48 hours a week
    - 14-18 year olds could only work 69 hours a week
    - all recieved 2 hours of school a week
  • Miners act

    Miners act
    Women and children under 10 were banned form working underground
  • The first ever telegraph

    The first ever telegraph
    Samuel Morse invents the telegraph which allows messages to be sent quickly over a wire.
  • Women work restrictions

    Women work restrictions
    Women in factories were ristricted to 10 hours of work a day. Men hours were also affected
  • Maximum hours of work introduced

    Maximum hours of work introduced
    there was a maximum of 56 hours of work per week. 10 hours from Monday to Friday and 6 hours on Saturday.
  • Reinforced concreate

    Reinforced concreate
    Monier develops reinforced concreate
  • Refined petrol

    Refined petrol
    petrol refining is first used
  • American civil war

    American civil war
    Slavery was banned in America
  • Ring...Ring..Hello?

    Ring...Ring..Hello?
    Bell has invented the telephone
  • Let there be LIGHT!

    Let there be LIGHT!
    Thomas Edison invented a light bulb that lasted longer than the others, He showed it off by lighting a lamp. Edison's light bulbs allow people to do multiple things at night, such as work, that would usually only happen during the day
  • Hydroelectric plant

    Hydroelectric plant
    The first hydroelectric plant is designed by Edison
  • Wireless telegraph

    Wireless telegraph
    Marconi invents the first ever wireless telegraph
  • Aspirin

    Aspirin
    a new drug named aspirin has been created
  • The first zipline

    The first zipline
    The first zipline was invented
  • Federation

    Federation
    In 1901 Federation was introduced. This meant australia is a independant country
  • Women Suffrage

    Women Suffrage
    Women were given the right to vote, however it was not until 1926 that women were able to both vote for all Houses of Parliament in all parts of the Commonwealth.
  • The first powered flght

    The first powered flght
    For the first time in hstory, a machine is made that powers itself for flying. This was created by Orville and Wilbur Wright