Inventions of the Industrial Revolution

The Telephone
1876

Alexander Graham Bell- Inventor of the first telephone

The significance of the telephone is that it improved communication, has allowed people to talk in different places. It also has led to present day cell phones and cordless phones.

The Gasoline Engine
1876

Nicholas Otto

A gas engine is an internal combustion engine which runs on a gas fuel, such as coal gas, producer gas, biogas, landfill gas or natural gas.

The Light Bulb
1879

Thomas Edison

The significance of the light bulb was that it removed the peoples' dependence on candles and oil lamps, and created an easier way of lighting homes.

The Seismograph
1880

John Milne

The significance of the seismograph is that it measures the shakings of earthquakes to show how strong they are and how severe they might be.

Periodic Table of Elements
1865

Dimitri Mendeleev

The significance of the Periodic Table of Elements is that it arranges all the known elements in an order. Elements are arranged left to right, top to bottom according to their atomic number. This has helped many scientists, students, and anybody else that uses the Periodic Table of Elements.

The Phonograph
1877

Thomas Edison

The significance of the Phonograph was the future for better sound recordings. It led up to many new inventions that included sound recordings.

The Automatic Dishwasher
1886

Josephine Cochrane

The significance of the first dishwasher is that it is used to clean dishes in a faster and easier way. The hot water in the dishwasher sterilize and clean the dishes really well which is really important.  

The Typewriter
1873

Christopher Sholes

The significance of the first typewriter is that it is an easier and more convenient way to write letters and documents. This also opened up a whole new work force for people such as being a secretary.

The Automatic Lubricator for steam engines
1872

Elijah McCoy

The significance of the lubricator was they enabled trains to run faster and more profitably with less need to stop for lubrication and maintenance.

The Gasoline powered automobile
1893

Charles and Frank Duryea

The significance of the first gasoline powered auto mobile is that it is a quicker, safer and much more easier way to get around. This invention also led up to many new car inventions and many new controls to the car making them more complex.  

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