technological advancements 1750-1900

  • Improved steam engine

    Improved steam engine
    James Watt improved Newcomen's atmospheric steam engine. This new engine used half as much coal as Newcomen's because Watt used a seperate condeser
  • Invention of the spinning jenny

    Invention of the spinning jenny
    James Hargreaves, born in Oswaldtwistle, England, at the age of 44 invented the spinning jenny. This made spinning yarn much faster with 8 spindles instead of one.
  • The Spinning Frame/Water Frame

    The Spinning Frame/Water Frame
    Richard Arkwright, from England, invented the Spinning frame which created stronger and thicker threads of yarn. This Spinning frame was powered by a water wheel and was able to operate with out human interference until the spools needed to be replaced. This automated Spinning Frame led the way for large textile factories.
  • Invention of the Cotten Gin

    Invention of the Cotten Gin
    Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin automated and made the task of removing seeds from cotton very easy and fast. Before the Cotton Gin, workers had to revome seeds by hand or with simple makeshift devices. The cotton Gin was a leading factor in how the production of cotton in the southern states becomae so profitable.
  • Smallpox vaccination

    Smallpox vaccination
    Edward Jenner, although he was not the first person with the idea of smallpox being linked to cowpox, or the first person to make an inoculation with the cowpox virus, he did do experiments and proved that infecting a person with cowpox immunized them from smallpox. Jenner was given credit for this discovery because he wrote a well published pamphlet on his findings.
  • first Battery

    first Battery
    Alessando Volta created the first practical method of generating electricity. first wet cell battery that produced a strong reliable source of energy
  • first full-sized steam locomotive

    first full-sized steam locomotive
    Richard Trevithick created a basic steam locomotive that on the 21st of February in 1804 it successfully carried 10 tons of iron, 5 wagons and 70 men 9.75 miles in 4 hours and 5 minutes, an average speed of nearly 5 mph
  • The Sewing Machine

    The Sewing Machine
    Barthelemy Thimonnier, a French tailor, invented a mechanized sewing machine with one thread and a hooked needle. this machine increased production by so much that other french tailors set fire to Thimonnier garment factory in fear of becoming obsolete compared to the sewing machine.
  • Relationship between electricity and magnatism discovered

    Relationship between electricity and magnatism discovered
    Michael Faraday of Britain discovered how electricity and magnatism we related and this allowed other inventors to harnass electrical and magnetic currents
  • The invention of the revolver

    The invention of the revolver
    Samuel Colt invented the "Colt Revolver" that could fire 5 or 6 shots with its revolving cylinder. Before this there were only single or double shot hand held firearms.
  • Dish Washer

    Dish Washer
    pattented by Joel Houghton in 1850, was first a hand opperated wheel. It was not effective at all and soon replaced by an automatic washer made by Josephine Garis in 1889.
  • Bunsen Burner

    Bunsen Burner
    The Bunsen Burner was created by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen in 1855 for chemical-based science experiments. Provided a safe heating source for science experiments.
  • Toilet Paper

    Toilet Paper
    Made by Joseph Gayetty in 1857. Before toilet paper either leafs or mail catologs were used. it was first sold in flat stacks instead of rolls.
  • first combustion engine

    first combustion engine
    Étienne Lenoir in Paris invented the first combustion engine, he modeled it after the current steam engines of his day. Instead of having steam push the cylinder, gases were ignited.
  • First Type writer

    First Type writer
    The first Type writer was invented in 1867 by Christopher Sholes. The type writer mad writing as easy as pressing a button, writing became much more efficient
  • First telephone

    First telephone
    Alexander Grahm Bell created the first telephone, with the help of Thomas Watson. Transmited sound across wire, enableing people to communicate across long distances
  • refined and useable combustion engine

    refined and useable combustion engine
    Lenior's first engine was not very efficent and it was expensive to operate so Nikolaus Otto refined, and made the engine better. After this gas engines became very popular and used commercially.
  • First Fountian pen

    First Fountian pen
    Made by Luis Waterman in 1884, the Fountain Pen changed writing forever. Pens did not have to be diped in ink in order to write, the ink was already in the pen.
  • Escalator

    The escalator, origionally known as the moving staircase, was in 1891 by Jesse Reno. it carried passengers by attatching a convayor belt to wedged spahes supports
  • First Motorized Vacumm cleaner

    First Motorized Vacumm cleaner
    The first motorized Vacumm cleaner was made in 1899 by John Thurman. It was a door to door service because the vaccum was drawn by horses.