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American Inventions:  The United States is the home of great American Inventions that changed the world. American inventions cover a vast range of subjects from food inventions to medical inventions. Our A - Z list of American inventions provide the names of the things Americans have invented, the date they were invented and the name of the inventor. A comprehensive list of things invented in America.

American Inventions and Inventors: The list of the greatest American Inventions include details of  famous inventors such as Orville and Wilbur Wright, Philo Taylor Farnsworth, Philo Taylor Farnsworth, Leo Baekeland, Eli Whitney, George Eastman and Elisha Otis. Discover who invented the bread slicer, who invented the Band-Aid and who invented the Cell Phone. If you are  interested in food find out the American inventions of Bubble Gum, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Coca Cola, Cornflakes, Cotton Candy, Donuts and the Hamburger!

 

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American Inventions: Check out the list of the greatest and most important American Inventions. Please refer to Black Inventors and African American Inventions for additional facts and information. For a complete list of inventions refer to A-Z Inventions.

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Adhesive Tape (1930):
Adhesive Tape (Scotch Tape) was invented by US Inventor Richard Drew in 1930
Airbag (1952):
The Airbag (automotive) was invented in 1952 by the American inventor John Hetrick.
Air Conditioner (1902):
The American innovator and engineer Willis Haviland Carrier is credited with the invention of the Air Conditioner in 1902.
Air Brake system (1869):
The Air Brake system was developed in 1869 by the American inventor George Westinghouse.
Airplane (1903:
The famous Americans Orville and Wilbur Wright pioneered the Airplane in 1903, one of the greatest American inventions..
All-electronic television (1938):
The American innovator Philo Taylor Farnsworth pioneered the all-electronic television in 1938 by inventing the Image dissector.
Ambrotype:
In 1854 James Ambrose Cutting, of Boston invented and patented the Ambrotype photographic process.
Anesthesia (1846):
The American inventor and dentist Thomas Green Morton is credited with the invention of the Anesthesia in 1846.
Apple (1976):
The American inventors, businessmen and co-founders of Apple Inc. were Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak who founded Apple in 1976 and pioneered the Personal Computer, the iPod, iPad and the iPhone.
Aspartame (1965):
Aspartame was invented in 1965 by the American inventor James Schlatter.
Assembly Line (1901):
The American innovator, businessman and entrepreneur Ransom E. Olds is credited with the invention of the Assembly Line in 1901, one of the greatest American inventions..
Astro Turf (1965):
Astro Turf was invented by US inventors James M. Faria and Robert T. Wright in 1965
Atomic Bomb (1945):
J. Robert Oppenheimer led the team who created the Atomic Bomb in 1945.
Audiometer (1922): American innovator Dr. Harvey Fletcher invented the first audiometer for evaluating hearing loss in 1922.
Automatic Watch (1923): The first self winding wrist watch, with a self-winding mechanism, was invented by the American inventor John Harwood in 1923.

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Bakelite (1907):
The invention of the Bakelite was made in 1907 by the American inventor Leo Hendrik Baekeland.
Bandage (adhesive) (1921):
The adhesive Bandage (Band-Aid) was invented in 1921 by the American inventor Earle Dickson.
Bar code (1952):
The invention of the Bar code was made in 1952 by the American inventor Joseph Woodland.
Barbed Wire (1873):
The American inventor Joseph Glidden invented Barbed Wire in 1873.
Barbie Doll (1959):
The American innovator and toy manufacturer Ruth Handbeler invented the Barbie Doll in 1959.
Basketball (1891):
The American inventor, physician, PE teacher and sports coach James Naismith invented Basketball in 1891.
Blood bank (1938):
The Blood bank was invented in 1938 by the American inventor Charles Richard Drew, one of the greatest American inventions..
Bobbin-free sewing machine:
The American innovator Beulah Louise Henry invented the bobbin-free sewing machine and a vacuum ice cream freezer.
Bra (1913):
The American inventor, publisher and patron of the literary arts Caresse Crosby is credited with the invention of the Bra in 1913.
Bread Slicer (1927):
The first automatic commercial bread slicing machine was invented by American inventor Otto Frederick Rohwedder in 1927.
Bubble Gum (1928):
The American innovator, businessman and accountant Walter Diemer is credited with the invention of the Bubble Gum in 1928.
Bulldozer (1923):
American inventors James Cummings and J. Earl McLeod co-invented and built the first bulldozer in 1923.

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Calculator (electronic hand-held) (1967):
The invention of the electronic hand-held Calculator was made in 1967 by the American inventor Jack S. Kilby.
Camera (1888):
The American inventor, businessman and entrepreneur George Eastman is credited with the invention of the Kodak Camera in 1888.
Can Opener (1858):
The first US Can Opener was invented by Ezra Warner 1858.
Car Radio (1922):
The Car Radio was invented in 1922 by the American inventor William P. Lear.
Cash Register (1879):
The Mechanical Cash Register was invented in 1879 by the American inventor James Ritty.
Catalog (mail-order) (1872):
The mail-order Catalog was invented in 1872 by the American inventor Aaron Montgomery Ward.
CD (Compact Disk) (1982:
The American innovator, Scientist and Physicist James T. Russell is credited with the invention of CDs in 1982.
Cell Phone (1973):
The American inventor, engineer and co-founder of ArrayComm Inc Martin Cooper is credited with the invention of the Cell Phone in 1973, one of the greatest American inventions.
Chocolate Chip Cookie (1938):
The American innovator, chef, educator and business woman Ruth Graves Wakefield is credited with the invention of the Chocolate Chip Cookie in 1938.
Cigarettes (1865):
The American entrepreneurs Washington Duke, James "Buck" Duke and James Albert Bonsack commercialized modern Cigarettes.
Closed-circuit television security system (1966):
The African American inventor Marie Van Brittan Brown, together with her husband Albert Brown,​ invented a closed-circuit television security system in 1966.
Coca Cola (1886):
Coca Cola was invented in 1886 by the American inventor John S. Pemberton.
Colt Revolver (1836):
The American Inventor Samuel Colt is credited with the invention of the Colt Revolver in 1836.
Combine Harvester (1834):
The invention of the Combine Harvester was made in 1834 by the American inventor Hiram Moore.
Computer Mouse (1964):
The American innovator, designer and engineer Douglas Engelbart is credited with the invention of the Computer Mouse in 1964, one of the greatest American inventions.
Convertible (1922):
American inventor Ben P. Ellerbeck created the first practical retractable hardtop (convertible) prototype in 1922.
Cornflakes (1895):
The American Inventor John Harvey Kellogg invented cornflake breakfasts in 1895.
Corrugated Cardboard (1871):
Corrugated Cardboard was invented in 1871 by the American inventor Albert Jones.
Cotton Gin (1793):
The invention of the Cotton Gin was made in 1793 by the American inventor Eli Whitney.
Cotton Candy (1897):
Cotton Candy (Candyfloss) was invented in 1897 by the American inventors William Morrison and John C. Wharton.
Cotton Spinning Machinery (1798):
New cotton spinning machinery was introduced into America 1798 by Samuel Slater, one of the greatest American inventions.
Coupon (grocery) (1894):
The Grocery Coupon was invented in 1894 by the American inventor Asa Candler.
Crayons (Wax) (1903):
Children's wax Crayons were invented in 1903 by the American inventors Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith.
Credit card (1950):
The Credit card was invented in 1950 by the American inventors Frank mcnamara, Ralph Schneider (Diners' Club).
Cylinder lock (1861):
The American innovator Linus Yale, Jr. is credited with the invention of the cylinder lock in 1861.

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Defibrillator (1952):
The invention of the Defibrillator was made in 1952 by the American inventor Paul M. Zoll, one of the greatest American inventions.
Digital camera:
In 1975 Steven Sasson invented the first digital camera at Eastman Kodak.
Dishwasher (1887):
The American innovator, business woman and entrepreneur Josephine Cochrane is credited with the invention of the Dishwasher in 1887.
Disposable Diapers (1950):
The invention of the Disposable Diapers was made in 1950 by the American inventor Marion Donovan.
Donut (1847): The ring Donut was invented in 1847 by the American inventor Hanson Crockett Gregory.
Drinking Straw (1888):
The American innovator, manufacturer and businessman Marvin C. Stone is credited with the invention of the Drinking Straw in 1888.
Drive-in restaurant (1921):
The first drive-in restaurant was Kirby's Pig Stand, which opened in Dallas, Texas, in 1921.

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Earth inductor compass (1924):
The Earth inductor compass, that provided pilots with a more reliable reference instrument, was designed by American inventor Morris Titterington in 1924.
Electric Chair (1881):
The American innovator, and dentist Alfred P. Southwick is credited with the invention of the Electric Chair in 1881.
Electric Fan (1882):
The Electric Fan was invented in 1882 by the American inventor Schuyler Wheeler.
Electric stove (1915):
The American innovator Lloyd Groff Copeman is credited with the invention of the first electric stove in 1915
Electrical power (1887): The Serbian-American Inventor Nikola Tesla invented the transmission of electrical power in 1887, one of the greatest US inventions.
Elevator (1852):
The American inventor, industrialist, designer and founder of the Otis Elevator Company Elisha Otis invented first safety brake for the Elevator in 1852.
Email (1971):
The American innovator, computer programmer and engineer Ray Tomlinson invented Email in 1971, one of the greatest US inventions.
Escalator (1891):
The Escalator was invented in 1891 by the American inventor Jesse W. Reno.

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Facebook (2004):
The American inventor, computer programmer and engineer Mark Zuckerberg invented Facebook in 2004, one of the greatest US inventions.
Ferris Wheel (1893):
The American innovator, builder and civil engineer George Ferris is credited with the invention of the Ferris Wheel in 1893.
Flares: The American inventor Martha Coston invented military naval signal flares.
Flash Lamp (1899): The Flash Lamp was invented in 1899 by the American inventor Joshua Lionel Cowen.
Flatboat (1782):
The Flatboat was invented in 1782 by the American inventor Jacob Yoder.
Folding Cabinet Bed (1885):
The African American inventor and businesswoman Sarah E. ​Goode​ invented the Folding Cabinet Bed in 1885.
Football (American) - 1880:
Walter Camp invented American Football in 1880.
Franklin stove (1744):
The Franklin stove was invented in 1744 by the American inventor Benjamin Franklin.
Frozen Food (1922):
The American innovator, naturalist, entrepreneur and businessman Clarence Birdseye is credited with the invention of the quick freezing method to produce Frozen Food in 1922.

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Garage door opener (1926):
The electric garage door opener was invented by American inventor C.G. Johnson in 1926.
Garbage Disposal (1927):
The electrical garbage disposal unit was invented in 1927 by John W. Hammes.
Gas Mask (1914):
The American innovator, businessman and entrepreneur Garrett Morgan is credited with the invention of the modern Gas Mask in 1914.
Gasoline / petrol pump (1885):
The Gasoline / petrol pump was invented in 1885 by the American inventor Sylvanus F. Bowser.
Gasoline Tractor (1892):
The invention of the Gasoline Tractor was made in 1892 by the American inventor John Froelich.
Gatling Gun (1862):
The American Inventor Richard J. Gatling is credited with the invention of the first successful machine gun (Gatling Gun) in 1862
Gatorade (1965):
The American inventor and physician Dr. J. Robert Cade invented Gatorade in 1965.
Golf Tee:
The African American inventor George Franklin Grant invented and patented the first wooden Golf tee in 1899.
Google (1998):
Larry Page and Sergey Brin invented Google in 1998, one of the greatest American inventions.
GPS (1963):
The American innovator, designer, scientist and physicist Roger L. Easton invented GPS in 1974, one of the greatest US inventions.
Grain Elevators (1842):
The invention of the Steam-powered Grain Elevators was made in 1842 by the American inventors Joseph Dart and Robert Dunbar.

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Hamburger (1885):
The American innovator and businessman Charlie Nagreen is credited with the invention of the Hamburger in 1885.
Hair-straightening formula (1905):
The African American inventor and entrepreneur Madam C. J. ​Walker​ (born Sarah Breedlove) invented a hair-straightening formula in 1905.
Haying Machine (1822):
The invention of the Haying Machine was made in 1822 by the American inventor Jeremiah Bailey.
Helicopter (1939):
The American inventor, designer and aeronautics engineer Igor Sikorsky is credited with the invention of the Helicopter in 1939, one of the greatest American inventions.
Horse Car (1832):
The Horse Car was invented in 1832 by the American inventor John G. Stephenson.
Hot Dog (1867):
The American innovator, businessman and entrepreneur Charles Feltman invented the Hot Dog in 1867.
Hug machine (1963): The American inventor and autism spokeswoman Temple Grandin invented the Hug machine.

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Ice Cream Cone (1896):
The Ice Cream Cone was invented in 1896 by the Italian-American inventor Italo Pietro Marchioni.
 Ice Cream was invented by the Ancient Chinese. The African American inventor and businessman Alfred L. ​Cralle invented ice cream scoop in 1897.
Ice resurfacer (1953):
The American innovator Frank Zamboni is credited with the invention of the Ice resurfacer in 1953.
Incandescent Light bulb (1879):
The invention of Incandescent Light bulb was made in 1879 by the American inventor Thomas Alva Edison, one of the greatest US inventions.
Instagram (2010)
: Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger invented Instagram in October 2010.
Instant Camera (1923):
The earliest instant camera, with self-developing film, was invented by Samuel Shlafrock in 1923.
Integrated circuit (1958):
The Integrated circuit was invented in 1958 by the American inventor Jack S. Kilby.
Internet (1973):
Vinton Cerf and Robert E. Kahn are most often  credited with inventing the Internet in 1973, one of the worlds greatest inventions, but many other computer scientists wer involved in its invention.
Ipod (2001): T
he American inventor, designer, businessman and entrepreneur Tony Fadell is credited with the invention of the Ipod in 2001, one of the greatest US inventions.
Iron (electric) (1882):
The American innovator, mathematician and businessman Henry W. Seeley is credited with the invention of the Electric Iron in 1882.
Ironing Board (1892):
The American inventor, dressmaker Sarah Boone is credited with the invention of the Ironing Board in 1892.

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K Brick (1927):
The American innovator and architect Anna Keichline invented the "K Brick" in 1927, which lead to the development of the concrete block.
KFC (1930): Colonel Sanders who founded the fast food chicken restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in 1930.

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Jeans (1873):
Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss invented Jeans in 1873.
JELL-O (gelatin dessert) (1897):
JELL-O was invented in 1897 by the American inventor Pearle B. Wait.
Jukebox (1927):
The Jukebox was invented in 1889 by the American inventor Louis Glass. The first selective jukebox was introduced in 1927 by the Automated Musical Instrument Company (AMI).

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Ketchup (1812):
The American inventor, scientist and horticulturalist James Mease invented Ketchup in 1812.
Kevlar (1965): Kevlar was invented in 1965 by the American inventor Stephanie Kwolek.

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Laptop (1981):
The English / American inventor, computer designer, author and publisher Adam Osborne is credited with the invention of the Laptop in 1981.
Laser (1960):
The American innovator, physicist and engineer Ted Maiman is credited with the invention of the Laser in 1960.
Laundromat (1934):
The Laundromat was invented in 1934 by the American inventor J.F. Cantrell.
Lawn mower (gasoline-powered) (1940):
The gasoline-powered Lawn mower was invented in 1940 by the American inventor Leonard Goodall.
LCD (Liquid crystal display) (1963):
LCD was invented in 1963 by the American inventor George Heilmeier.
LED (Light-emitting diode) (1962):
LED was invented in 1962 by the American inventor Nick Holonyak, Jr., one of the greatest US inventions.
Lie Detector (Polygraph) (1921):
The Lie Detector (Polygraph) was invented in 1921 by the American inventor John A. Larson.
Light Bulb (incandescent) (1879):
The American inventor, designer and businessman Thomas Alva Edison (18471931) is credited with the invention of the Light Bulb in 1879
Light bulb (fluorescent) (1934):
The fluorescent Light bulb was invented in 1934 by the American inventor Arthur Compton.
Lightning Rod (1747):
The American innovator, politician and scientist Benjamin Franklin is credited with the invention of the Lightning Rod in 1747.
Lipstick tube (1915):
The Lipstick tube was invented in 1915 by the American inventor Maurice Levy.
Liquid Paper (1956): The American inventor and commercial artist Bette Nesmith ​Graham​ invented Liquid Paper in 1956.
Liquid Rocket (1926): American engineer and physicist Robert Goddard invented the first liquid fueled rocket in 1926, one of the greatest American inventions.
Loudspeaker (1924): The Loudspeaker was invented in 1924 by the American inventors Chester W. Rice and Edward W. Kellogg.
LP (Long Playing Record) (1948): The LP (Long Playing Record) was invented in 1948 by the American inventor Peter Carl Goldmark.

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Mechanical Reaper (1831):
The American innovator, farmer, designer and industrialist Cyrus McCormick is credited with the invention of the Mechanical Reaper in 1831, one of the greatest American inventions.
Metal Detector (1928):
The Metal Detector was invented in 1928 by the German-American inventor Gerhard Fisher.
Microchip (1958):
The American inventors and electrical engineer Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce are credited with the invention of the Microchip in 1958, one of the greatest US inventions.
Microphone (1876):
The American innovator, designer, researcher and businessman Emile Berliner is credited with the invention of the Microphone in 1876.
Microsoft (1975):
The American inventor, philanthropist, author, entrepreneur and businessman Bill Gates established Microsoft in 1975 with co-founder Paul Allen.
Microwave Oven (1945):
The American inventor, physicist, entrepreneur and businessman Percy Spencer is credited with the invention of the Microwave Oven in 1945.
Miniature golf (1930):
Miniature golf was invented in 1930 by the American inventor Garnet Carter.
Miracle Mop (1964):
The American inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano invented the self-wringing Miracle Mop.
Mobile home (1919):
The Mobile home was invented in 1919 by the American inventor Glenn H. Curtiss.
Model T (1908):
The American innovator, businessman, industrialist and the founder of the Ford Motor Company Henry Ford launched the Model T car in 1908, one of the greatest American inventions.
Monopoly (1935):
The American inventor, lawyer and businessman Charles Darrow is credited with the invention of the Monopoly in 1935.
Morse Code (1838):
Morse Code was co-invented in 1838 by the American inventors Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail during the Industrial Revolution.
Motion Picture Camera (1891):
The Motion Picture Camera was invented in 1891 by the American inventors Thomas Alva Edison and William K.L. Dickson.
Movies (1878):
The British-American innovator, photographer, businessman Eadweard Muybridge is credited with inventing the Movies in 1878.
Moviola (1924): The Moviola enabled a movie editor to view film while editing was invented by Dutch-American Iwan Serrurier in 1924.
MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) (1973): MRI was invented in 1973 by the American inventors Raymond Damadian and Paul Lauterbur.

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Nuclear reactor (1942):
The first nuclear reactor was manufactured in 1942 by Enrico Fermi and his team at the University of Chicago.
Nylon (1935): The American inventor, chemist, researcher and entrepreneur Wallace Carothers is credited with the invention of the Nylon in 1935 .

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Oil well (1859):
The invention of Oil well was made in date by the American inventor Edwin Laurentine Drake, one of the greatest US inventions.   
Ouija Board (1891):
The American inventor, lawyer and businessman Elijah Bond invented the Ouija Board in 1891.

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Paperclip (1899):
The American inventor William D. Middlebrook invented "Machine for making wire paper-clips" in 1899.
Paper Bag (Flat Bottomed):
The American innovator Margaret E. ​Knight​ invented the flat-bottomed paper bag.
Paper towel (1931):
The Paper towel was invented in 1931 by the American inventor Arthur Scott.
Parking meter (1932):
The Parking meter was invented in 1932 by the American inventor Carl C. Magee.
Petroleum jelly (1870):
Petroleum jelly was invented in 1870 by the American inventor Robert Chesebrough.
Pepsi (1893):
The American inventor, pharmacist and businessman Caleb Davis Bradham invented Pepsi in 1893.
Photocopying (1937):
Photocopying (xerography) was invented in 1937 by the American inventor Chester F. Carlson.
Phonograph (1877):
The American inventor, designer, businessman and entrepreneur Thomas Alva Edison (18471931) is credited with the invention of the Phonograph in 1877, one of the greatest American inventions.
Pinking shears (1893):
Louise Austin of Whatcom, Washington invented and patented Pinking shears in 1893.
Plastic (1907):
The American innovator, chemist and businessman Leo Hendrik Baekeland invented Plastic (Bakelite) in 1907, one of the greatest US inventions.
Play-Doh (1956):
Play-Doh was invented in 1956 by the American inventors Noah & Joseph Mcvicker.
Pneumatic Tire (1887):
The Pneumatic Tire was invented in 1887 by the American inventor John Dunlop.
Polaroid camera:
In 1948 Edwin H. Land invented the Polaroid camera
Polio Vaccine (1955):
Jonas Salk is credited with the invention of the Polio Vaccine in 1955, one of the greatest American inventions.
Post It Notes (1974):
The inventors Arthur Fry and Spencer Silver are credited with the invention of the Post It Notes in 1974.
Potato Chip (1853):
The African American inventor, chef and businessman George Crum invented the Potato Chip in 1853.
Pressure washer (1927):
American innovator Frank Ofeldt invented the steam pressure washer to clean buildings and automobiles in 1927.
Printer (3D Printer) (1986):
The American inventor, engineer and co-founder of 3D Systems Inc. Chuck Hull is credited with the invention of the 3D Printer in 1986.
Pullman sleeping car (1857):
The American innovator George Pullman is credited with the invention of the Pullman sleeping car in 1857.

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Quartz Clock (1927):
The invention of the Quartz Clock was made in 1927 by the Canadian / American inventor Warren A. Marrison.
QWERTY Keyboard (1868):
The American inventor Christopher Latham Sholes is credited with the invention of the Typewriter in 1867 and the QWERTY Keyboard in 1868.

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Radio Altimeter (1924):
American engineer Lloyd Espenschied invented the aircraft radio altimeter in 1924
Radio Amplifier (1907):
The Radio Amplifier was invented in 1907 by the American inventor Lee DeForest, one of the greatest US inventions.
Radio Station (1920:
America's first Radio Station was KDKA was issued with the first ever license on October 27, 1920.
Railway air brake (1869):
George Westinghouse was an American engineer who is credited with the invention of the railway air brake.
Razor (electric) (1928):
The Electric Razor was invented in 1928 by the American innovator Jacob Schick.
Remote control (television) (1950):
The television Remote control was invented in 1950 by the American inventor Robert Adler.
Respirator (1855):
The invention of Respirator was made in 1955 by the American inventor Forrest M. Bird, one of the greatest American inventions.
Revolving door (1888):
The American Inventor Theophilus Van Kannel is credited with the invention of the revolving door in 1888.
Rocket (1926):
The American innovator, professor, physicist and engineer Robert Hutchings Goddard invented the modern Rocket in 1926, one of the greatest American inventions.
Roller Coaster (1898):
The Roller Coaster was invented in 1898 by the American inventor Edwin Prescott.

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Safety pin (1849):
The Safety pin was invented in 1849 by the American inventor Walter Hunt.
Safety razor (1901):
The invention of the safety razor was made in 1901 by the American inventor King Camp Gillette.
Satellite communications:
The invention of Satellite communications was made by the American innovator John Robinson Pierce, one of the greatest American inventions.
Scotch tape (1930):
Scotch tape was invented in 1930 by the American inventor Richard Drew (3M).
Segway (2001):
The American innovator, businessman, entrepreneur and engineer Dean Kamen is credited with the invention of the Segway in 2001.
Sewing Machine (1846):
The American innovator, machinist, businessman and entrepreneur Elias Howe is credited with the invention of the lockstitch Sewing Machine in 1846, one of the greatest US inventions.
Singer sewing machine (1851):
The American Inventor Isaac Singer is credited with the invention of the Singer sewing machine in 1851.
Skateboard (1958):
The Skateboard was invented in 1958 by the American inventors Bill & Mark Richards.
Skyscraper (1884):
The steel-frame Skyscraper was invented in 1884 by the American inventor William Le Baron Jenney, one of the greatest American inventions.
Sliced Bread (1928):
The American innovator, businessman, engineer and entrepreneur Otto Frederick Rohwedder invented Sliced Bread in 1928.
Slinky (1943):
The American inventor, designer, engineer and businessman Richard T. James is credited with the invention of the Slinky in 1943.
Slot machine (1890):
The Slot machine was invented in 1890 by the American inventor Charles Fey.
Spork (1874):
The American inventor, doctor, author, philanthropist and businessman Samuel W. Francis is credited with the invention of the Spork in 1874.
Stapler (1868):
The American innovator, musician and librarian Charles Henry Gould is credited with the invention of the Stapler in 1868.
Steamboat (1791):
The American inventor, clockmaker, engineer and entrepreneur John Fitch is credited with the invention of the Steamboat in 1791, but the first Commercial Steamboat was invented in 1807 by Robert Fulton.
Steel Plow (1837):
The American innovator, blacksmith, manufacturer, industrialist and businessman John Deere is credited with the invention of the Steel Plow in 1837, one of the greatest American inventions.
Stock ticker (1867):
The Stock ticker was invented in 1867 by the American inventor Edward A. Calahan.
Stove (electric) (1896):
The electric Stove was invented in 1896 by the American inventor William Hadaway, one of the greatest US inventions.
Sunglasses (Modern) (1929):
Modern Sunglasses were invented by American inventor Sam Foster in 1929.
Supermarket (1930):
The invention of Supermarket was made in 1930 by the American inventor Michael Cullen.
Super Soaker (1982):
The American inventor, designer, engineer and businessman Lonnie Johnson is credited with the invention of the Super Soaker in 1982.

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Tea bag (1903):
The Tea bag was invented in 1903 by the American inventor Thomas Sullivan.
Teflon (1938):
The American innovator Roy Plunkett invented Teflon in 1938
Telegraph (1838):
The American inventor, portrait artist, entrepreneur and businessman Samuel Morse is credited with the invention of the Telegraph and Morse Code in 1838, one of the greatest American inventions.
Tire (pneumatic) (1888):
The pneumatic Tire was invented in 1888 by the American inventor John Boyd Dunlop.
Toilet Paper (1857):
The American inventor, businessman and entrepreneur Joseph C. Gayetty invented Toilet Paper in 1857.
Toothpaste:
The inventor of the modern ready-made Toothpaste in collapsible tubes in 1880 was an American dentist named Washington Sheffield.
Tractor:
The invention of Tractor was made in date by the American innovator John Froehlich.
Traffic Stop (1923):
The American inventor, businessman and entrepreneur Garrett Morgan is credited with the invention of the Traffic Stop in 1923
Transmission of electrical power (1887):
The Serbian-American Inventor Nikola Tesla is credited with the invention of the transmission of electrical power in 1887, one of the greatest American inventions.
Transistor (1947):
The Transistor was invented in 1947 by the American inventors John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain and William B. Shockley.
Twine Knotter (1867):
The invention of the Twine Knotter was made in 1867 by the American inventor John Appleby.
Typewriter (1897):
The American inventor Christopher Latham Sholes is credited with the invention of the Typewriter in 1867.

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Vacuum Cleaner (1860):
The American inventor, businessman and entrepreneur Daniel Hess is credited with the invention of the Vacuum Cleaner in 1860.
Video Games (1958):
The American innovator, scientist and nuclear physicist William Higinbotham invented Video Games in 1958.
Videotape (1954):
Videotape was invented in 1954 by the American inventor Charles Ginsburg.
Volleyball (1895):
The American inventor, Director of Physical Education William G. Morgan invented Volleyball in 1895.
Vulcanized Rubber (1844):
The American inventor, chemist and engineer Charles Goodyear invented Vulcanized Rubber in 1839.

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Washing Machine (Rotary) (1858):
The American inventor Hamilton E. Smith is credited with the invention of the Rotary Washing Machine in 1858.
Washing Machine (Electric) (1907):
The American innovator Alva J. Fisher is credited with the invention of the first Electric Washing Machine based on a motor in 1907 when he was at the Hurley Washing Machine Company.
Waterproof disposable diaper:
The American inventor and entrepreneur Marion ​Donovan​ invented the first waterproof disposable diaper.
Wheel Cypher (1795):
The Wheel cypher was invented in 1795 by Thomas Jefferson.
Windscreen wiper (1903):
The American Innovator, viticulturist (cultivator of grapes) and real estate developer Mary Anderson invented the Windscreen wiper in 1903.
Wire Binder (1874):
The invention of the Wire Binder was made in 1874 by the American inventor Sylvanus Locke.
Wristwatch (digital) (1970):
The digital Wristwatch was invented in 1970 by the American inventor John M. Bergey.

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YouTube (2005):
Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim invented YouTube in 2005.

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Zigzag sewing machine (1873):
The American inventor Helen Blanchard invented the Zigzag sewing machine.

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