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19 Feb 2018
In 1836 Samuel Colt invented the first ever revolver and named it after himself the “Colt”. The weapon was equipped with a revolving cylinder which chambers six rounds and an innovative cocking device.
Samuel Morse invented the telegraph, which allowed messages to be sent quickly over a wire. In 1860, there was a telegraph wire which spread from the east of the USA to the south.
The sowing machine was invented. Elias Howe was awarded a patent in 1846 for the first commercially viable sewing machine.
Alfred Nobel was born in 1833 in Switzerland and was the inventor of dynamite. It was the most explosive device in the world at the time.
Barbed wire is invented. The American wild west was revolutionised by the simple invention of barbed wire.
Thomas Edison born in 1874 was one of the most successful inventors in the world. He experimented with thousands of different materials before finding the correct combination to make an incandescent light bulb.
The guillotine was invented by Frenchman Dr. Guillotine. Guillotine was part of a political group, but invented to guillotine to make executions in France more humane.
Karl Benz born in 1844 in Germany was the inventor of the first car. He and his wife founded the first ever petrol powered automobile company, Mercedes Benz.
The first ever motorcycle was invented in the late 19th century by German engineer Gottlieb Daimler.
James Naismith was a Canadian physicist and the creator of basketball in 1891.
On the 15th of March 1892 American inventor Jesse W. Reno patented his moving stairs or as he called it, the inclined elevator. The escalator was originally used in amusement parks starting with Coney Island.
A German military officer named Fernando von Zeppelin invented a rigid framed airship, which he named after himself. During the zeppelin’s first ever flight it flew approximately 3.7 miles in 17 minutes. The zeppelin was used in World War 1 by the Germans.
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James Hargreaves invents the spinning jenny This allowed weavers to double their productivity.
James Watt in association with Matthew Bolton greatly improves the steam engine.
John Fitch made the first ever successful trial of a steamboat on the Delaware River.
On the 21st of January 1793 King Louis the XVI was executed by a guillotine at Place de la Révolution (Revolution Square).
Eli Whitney inventor of the cotton gin. It allowed cotton to be collected with hundreds less people.
Alessandro Volta invented the first battery called the Voltaic Pile. It was the first practical method of generating electricity.
The first ever bicycle was the Walking Machine invented by Baron von Drais. It was made to move around the royal gardens
Louis pasteur was a gifted man who made many advancements in the field of science. He invented pasteurisation which prevents milk from going off too fast.
Alfred Ely Beach born in the USA was the inventor of the typewriter. The original typewriter had a keyboard whose casing was in alphabetical order.
In the summer of 1827 Joseph Niepce took the first ever photographic image. Prior to this event people only used the camera for viewing and drawing a certain area, not making photographs.
George Stephenson begins a railway service between Liverpool and Manchester. The railway allowed goods to be transported safely.
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