Samuel Johnson invented this dictionary after nine years of work. This became a useful tool to writers in history so they could find literary definitions and meanings and grew into a major resource we use today.
Carbonated Water Invented
Invented by Joseph Priestley by combining water and carbon dioxide. This is a significant advancement because this allowed for new drinks to be made and the birth of a soda industry that affected many nation's industrial economies with the creation of new drinks and flavors.
Improved steam engine
James Watt improved the steam engine that originally was invented in 1712. He increased the fuel efficency and reduced the size of the engine. This made it more realistic for factories to use them.
Georges Louis Lesage patented the electric telegraph in 1774 and forever changed the way people communicated.Altough his first design had one wire for each letter of the alphabet and only connected two rooms of the house, it was the start of a revolution.
First Sewing Machine Invented
Barthélemy Thimonnier invents the first sewing machine in France. At first his invention was not public but later became a model that other machines were built off of. This invention is important because it made sewing faster by making the job mechanical and not by hand.
Cotton Gin pattened
Eli Whittney invented the cotton gin in 1793 and got it pattened in 1794. It allowed much faster and higher yields from cotton plants. With this invention the southern United States Cotton industry boomed, and the slave poplulation also hugley increased.
Invention of the Battery
Alessandro Volta invents the first battery which consisted of blocks of zinc that formed reactions with each other to generate power. This is significant since power became portable and didn't rely on wires.
Steam Boat Trips in America
Robert Fulton used WAtt's new steam engine to create a boat that was powered by it. He based a company on this new boat and traveled the rivers of America in them. In 1807 he took the first trip
Tin Can Invented
This sealed container was used in packaging food to troops for the British and is significant in that it made food portable without spilling and led to the development of packaged food. Peter Durand invented the tin can based on the findings of Nicholas Appert.
steam engine train
John Blenkinsop develops first practical locomotive using the steam engine from Watt. Within 15 years the world's first public railway station was built in London
First American Typewriter Pattented
William Austin Burt pattented the Typographer which was the first typewriter in the United States. This improved writing because it made consistent letter marks on a consistent physical paper structure.
Tom Thumb Locomotive Successful
This was the first locomotive built in the United States and marks the railroad era for the country. It was built by Peter Cooper, ran off of coal, and was used on the famous B&O railroad.
Magnetic Telegraph Company
Samuel Morse began his company based on his improved ideas of the telegraph and the language he has created for it. He built lines from New York to the Mississippi and everywhere in between. This improved form of communication allowed people to communicate from hundreds of miles away in a matter of minutes.
Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Laid
This cable that ran from Ireland to Newfoundland improved communication by shortening the time to communicate across sea. Turned a voyage of weeks into a message that takes minutes to cross.
Alexander Graham Bell patents one of the most important inventions in history. His telephone allowed parties to communicate with each other across large distances and was used by businesses, governments, and common use.
Telephone Switchboard Invented
Invented by Tivadar Puskas while working for Thomas Edison that allowed networks to form between telephones and led the creation of telephone exchanges where information flowed between many parties.
most improved electric light
Many scientist and inventors made electric light bulbs before him, but Thomas Edison pattented the most improved design on November fourth 1879. Using different fillaments and improved vaccum techniques he invented the basic incandescent light bulb we still use today.
A.C. Motor pattented
Nikola Tessla made the first A.C. electric motor (after inventing Alternating Current a few years before). This is the motor used in almost all electricly powered machines, even today
René Laënnec is the man who invented the stethoscope that is used to listen to heart and lung sounds that are difficult to hear with the ear alone. This is significant for medicine becuase conditions could be identified with this trumped like device.
Inented by Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel. Used for mining to reach new areas and used to build railroads through obstacles like mountains. Also became useful in demolition.
Invented by Kirkpatrick Macmillan, this invention created a faster way to transport oneself. The bicylce allowed someone to pedal in order to propel the machine without placing their feet on the ground. Made a different way to transport someone rather than walking.