Inventions of the Industrial Revolution

Telephone - 1875


Alexander Graham Bell

The telephone is significant because it helped us contact each other from miles and miles away. The telephone was the replacement of the telegraph and it was able to do the same thing as a telegraph but instead of sending messages you talked into the phone to someone else. The telephone was one of the inventions that changed our country forever. The man who invented the Telephone was Alexander Graham Bell.

The Light Bulb - 1879

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison didn't just make the first light bulb but he made the first Long-Lasting Incandescant light bulb. The light bulb was a great invention because it allowed for a light source that costed less and lasted longer than candles. Thomas Edison was a great inventor who invented many of things in his lifetime.

Transatlantic Cable - 1866

Cyrus Field

The transatlantic cable is a cable running under the Atlantic ocean that allows North America to communicate with Europe in the atlantic by telegraph. The first communications occurred August 16, 1858, reducing the communication time between North America and Europe from ten days, the time it took to deliver a message by ship, to a matter of minutes.

The First Airplane - 1903

Wilbur and Orville Wright

The first airplane was invented and tested by Wilbur and Orville Wright. The airplane allowed travel by air which was extraordinary at the time. The airplane was first tested after it was invented and made by the Wright brothers.

Diesel Engine - 1892

Rudolf Diesel

Rudolf Diesel based his engine on the design of the Gas engine created by Nikolaus Otto in 1876 with the goal of improving its efficiency. He patented his Diesel engine concepts in patents that were set forth in 1892 and 1893. As such, diesel engines in the late 19th and early 20th centuries used the same basic layout and form as industrial steam engines, with long-bore cylinders, external valve gear, cross-head bearings and an open crankshaft connected to a large flywheel.

Model T Ford - 1908

Henry Ford

The Ford Model T is an automobile that was produced by Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company from October 1, 1908, to May 27, 1927. It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this was because of Ford's efficient fabrication, including assembly line production instead of individual hand crafting. The Ford Model T was named the world's most influential car of the 20th century in an international poll.

Induction Electric Motor - 1888

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