Industrial Revolution Inventions

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What was the Industrial Revolution? The Industrial Revolution was an important period in history when new inventions changed society from an agricultural and commercial culture, that used basic hand operated tools, to a modern industrial society that relied on complex machinery and large-scale factory production.

When was the Industrial Revolution? The Industrial Revolution swept across Europe and then United States of America approximately from the late 1700s to the early 1900's.

Industrial Revolution Inventions: The first part of the Industrial Revolution (1700 - 1850) was characterized by inventions that focused on Steam Power, Iron, Textiles and Agriculture. The second part of the Industrial Revolution (1850 - 1914) was characterized by inventions that centered on Steel, Oil and Electricity.

First Industrial Revolution Inventions - Steam, Iron, Textiles and Agriculture: Some of the most important inventions of the First Industrial Revolution are the invention of the Cotton Gin by Eli Whitney, cotton spinning machinery by Samuel Slater, the first modern Steam Engine by James Watt and the first steam locomotive engine for railroads.

Second Industrial Revolution Inventions - Steel, Oil and Electricity
Some of the most important Second Industrial Revolution Invention are the Bessemer Steel process, the Electric Light, Skyscrapers, the Elevator, the Radio, the Telephone, the Phonograph, Motion Pictures, Stock ticker, the Automobile, the Model T car, the assembly line and the Airplane.

 

List of Industrial Revolution Inventions

 

 Inventions and Inventors Index

 

First Industrial Revolution Inventions Fact File: Inventions of the First Industrial Revolution: Seed Drill *** Piano *** Thermometer *** Franklin stove *** Lightning Rod *** Calculus *** Spinning Jenny *** Steam Engine *** Flatboat *** Hot Air Balloon *** Steamboat *** Guillotine *** Cotton Gin *** Pencil *** Wheel cypher *** Cotton Spinning Machinery *** Battery *** First Commercial Steamboat *** Steam Locomotive *** Train *** Stethoscope *** Braille *** Matches *** Railroad *** Mechanical Reaper *** Horse Car *** Photography *** Combine Harvester *** Steel Plow *** Morse Code *** Telegraph *** Vulcanized Rubber *** Bicycle (Pedal) *** Steam-powered Grain Elevators *** Fax Machine *** Anesthesia *** Sewing Machine *** Saxophone *** Candy *** Industrial Revolution Inventions ***

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Seed Drill (1701): The invention of the Seed Drill was made in 1701 by the British inventor Jethro Tull.    

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Piano (c.1709): The invention of the Piano was made c.1709 by the Italian inventor Bartolomeo Cristofori.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Thermometer (1714): The invention of Thermometer was made in 1714 by the German inventor Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Franklin stove (1744): The invention of the Franklin stove was made in 1744 by the American inventor Benjamin Franklin.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Lightning Rod (1747): The invention of the Lightning Rod was made in 1747 by the American inventor Benjamin Franklin. He also invented the odometer and bifocal glasses around this time.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Calculus (c. 1750): The invention of Calculus was made in c. 1750 by the inventors Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Spinning Jenny (1764): The invention of the Spinning Jenny was made in 1764 by the English inventor James Hargreaves.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Steam Engine (1769): The invention of the Steam Engine was made in 1769 by the Scottish inventor James Watt.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Toothbrush: English entrepreneur William Addis invented the first, modern, mass produced Toothbrush in 1780.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Flatboat (1782): The invention of the Flatboat was made in 1782 by the American inventor Jacob Yoder.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Hot Air Balloon (1783): The invention of the Hot Air Balloon was made in 1783 by the French inventors Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Steamboat (1791): The invention of the Steamboat was made in 1791 by the American inventor John Fitch.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Guillotine (1792): The Guillotine was invented in 1792 by the French surgeon Antoine Louis and its use was recommended by Dr. Joseph I. Guillotin during the French Revolution.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Cotton Gin (1793): The invention of the Cotton Gin was made in 1793 by the American inventor Eli Whitney.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Pencil (1795): The invention of the modern Pencil was made in 1795 by the French artist and inventor Nicolas-Jacques Conte.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Wheel cypher (1795): The invention of the Wheel cypher was made in 1795 by the American inventor and famous statesman Thomas Jefferson.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Cotton Spinning Machinery (1798): New cotton spinning machinery was introduced into America 1798 by Samuel Slater.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Battery (1800): The invention of the Battery was made in 1800 by the Italian inventor Alessandro Volta.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - First Commercial Steamboat (1807): The invention of the First Commercial Steamboat was made in 1807 by the American entrepreneur Robert Fulton.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Steam Locomotive / Train): Read about the invention of Steam Locomotive.

ndustrial Revolution Inventions - Stethoscope (1816): The invention of Stethoscope was made in 1816 by the French inventor Rene Laennec.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Braille (1824): The invention of Braille was made in 1824 by the blind French inventor Louis Braille.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Matches (1826): The invention of Matches was made in 1826 by the English inventor John Walker.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Railroad (1830): The invention of the Railroad cannot be attributed to just one person but George Stephenson  is often referred to as the "Father of the Railways".

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Mechanical Reaper (1831): The invention of Mechanical Reaper was made in 1831 by the American inventor Cyrus McCormick.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Horse Car (1832): The invention of Horse Car was made in 1832 by the American inventor John G. Stephenson.    

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Photography (1827): Photography was invented due to the work of many inventors but Joseph Nicephore Niepce took the first photograph in 1827 and is often credited as the inventor of Photography.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Combine Harvester (1834): The invention of Combine Harvester was made in 1834 by the American inventor Hiram Moore.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Steel Plow (1837): The invention of the Steel Plow was made in 1837 by the American inventor John Deere.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Telegraph (1838): The invention of the Telegraph was made in 1838 by the American inventor Samuel Morse.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Morse Code (1838): The invention of the Morse Code was made in 1838 by the American inventor Samuel Morse and his co-inventor Alfred Vail.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Vulcanized Rubber (1839): The invention of the Vulcanized Rubber was made in 1839 by the American inventor Charles Goodyear.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Bicycle (Pedal) - 1839: The invention of the Bicycle (Pedal) was made in 1839 by the Scottish inventor Kirkpatrick Macmillan.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Steam-powered Grain Elevators (1842): The invention of the Steam-powered Grain Elevators was made in 1842 by the American inventors Joseph Dart and Robert Dunbar.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Fax Machine (1843): The invention of the Fax Machine was made in 1843 by the Scottish inventor Alexander Bain.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Anesthesia (1846): The invention of the Anesthesia was made in 1846 by the American inventor Thomas Green Morton.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Sewing Machine (1846): The invention of the lockstitch Sewing Machine was made in 1846 by the American inventor Elias Howe.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Saxophone (1846): The invention of the Saxophone was made in 1846 by the Belgian inventor Adolphe Sax.

Industrial Revolution Inventions - Candy (1847): The invention of the Candy Bar was made in 1847 by the English inventor Joseph Fry.

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