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Inventions invented during the industrial revolution
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In 1780, James Watt patents the world's first consistently rotating steam engine. this breakthrough will be essential for the invention of the steam train, powered boat and many other inventions.
Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot is credited with building the first full-scale, self-propelled mechanical vehicle or car. In 1769, he created a steam-powered tricycle.
James Hargreaves invents the spinning jenny in 1764. This machine allows workers to spin more wool at one time, greatly increasing productivity.
Samuel F. B. Morse invents the telegraph in 1836. Suddenly, instant communication becomes possible around the world. This will revolutionize media and personal communication.
An invention made possible by the steam engine, the first steamboats were powered by modified water pumps! The first steam-powered ship was a paddle steamer; it was built in France in 1783 by Marquis Claude de Jouffroy, a French inventor.
In 1855, Henry Bessemer invents a process for making steel out of iron. Having a way to make steel more quickly and more cheaply helps the production of building and leads to the growth of cities.
In 1866, Alfred Nobel invents dynamite, a powerful but stable explosive. It will be used frequently in mining operations
In 1817, Baron Charles von Drais, of Sauerbrun, invented a two wheeled, human powered vehicle with a front wheel capable of being steered. this was the first bicycle.
Jean Lenoir invents the internal combustion engine in 1858.
Thomas Edison creates the phonograph in 1877. this allows people to listen to music within the comfort of their own home.
Pressurised carbonated beverages (soft drinks) are introduced in France around 1790.
Metal spray cans are being invented in 1862, however they are constructed from heavy steel and as such are too bulky to be commercially successful.
Charles Goodyear is granted a patent to vulcanised rubber, now commonly used in tires.
Horace wells, a dentist, started using Lauging gas as an anaesthetic.
In the late 18th century, French General Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval promoted standardized weapon designs for the french army. This meant that if a part was faulty, it could be swapped out for an identical part instead of a whole new weapon being produced. This made producing parts quicker and less expensive.
The Industrial Revolution
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