Inventions of the Industrial Revolution

BY: Sydney Pennell

The Telephone-1876

The Telephone

The inventor was Alexander Graham

The telephone was created for better communication. It allowed people to communicate from different places. It has led to the improvement of the wireless telephone. We can now communicate with people all over the world.

The Phonograph-1877

The phoneograph
Thomas Edison

.The legacy of the phonograph is nearly as great as its inventor and developer, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. Edison's early incarnation of 1877 used paper to record indentations. It was the future for sound recording. Edison was trying to improve the telegraph transmitter when he noticed the movement of paper tape that produced a noise resembeling

The Typewriter-1873

The typewriter

The significance of the typewriter is the it created an easier way to write documents/letters. It revolutionized businesses. Sholes typewriter increased many jobs for women as secretaries. More companies were taking the risk of manufacturing the machine and competition was rising. The typewriter just sped everything up.

The Light Bulb-1882

The Light Bulb
Thomas Edison

The invention of the light bulb was a big milestone in human history because in eliminated peoples' dependence on candles and oil lamps. It was an easier way to keep the house lit at night. They are less of a fire hazard. Also, they are more convenient, as they don't blow out easily. The light bulbs lit the streets at night so there was less crime.

The Dishwasher-1886

The dishwasher
Josephine Cochrane

The significance of the dishwasher was to clean dishes without breaking them. Her creation had compartments for plates, cups, and saucers.  A motor turned the wheel pumping hot soapy water from the bottom of the boiler over the dishes. This invention created much relief for housewives. And it it still in use today.

The First Handheld Camera-1888

First handheld Camera
George Eastman

The significance of the handheld camera was to make it easier to carry around and take picture with a simple click of a button. This invention has made it easy to capture our surroundings. George Eastman created the Kodak company in 1888. And had much advertising with his products.

Gasoline-Powered Automobile-1893

Gasoline powered Automobile
Charles and Frank Duryea

The significance of the first gasoline powered Automobile was to make it easier to travel. It was considered the first successful gas-engine vehicle built in the US. This car won many races. It is kept at the Smithsonian today.

Printing Press-1843

Printing Press
Richard March Hoe

The significance of the Hoe's printing press was that it was faster than the old flatbed printers. It produced 8,000 sheets per hour on one side. This product created the newspaper way faster. In a way is still used today with our printers.

Sewing Machine-1845

The sewing Machine
Elias Howe

The significance of the sewing machine was so you could sew alot quicker. It limited the manual work by a ton. Clothes were made faster and holes were sown quicker. By the 1900's sewing machines were making more than just clothing, they were making tents, hats, sails, book binding, etc. This invention is still in use today.

Electric Fire Alarm System-1851

Electric Fire Alarm
Moses Farmer

The significance of the electric fire alarm was to signal the fire station. If there was a fire someone would go to the call box open it. Then a spring loaded wire would tap out a signal on to the fire alarm telegraph wire, indicating the box number. This made the fire station get to the fire quicker. The fire alarm is still used today and the smoke detectors in most houses alert the fire department.

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