Inventions of the Industrial Revolution

M. Myler

The First Telephone- March 10, 1876

Alexander Graham Bell

The Significance of the First Telephone is, it made it easier for people around the world to communicate with others. Back in the early times people didn't have anything to communicate with others until March 18, 1876 when Alexander Graham Bell invented it. It is used all over the world today and as generations go on we become more experienced in new ways with the telephone.

The First Light Bulb- 1879

Thomas Edison

The Significance of the First Light Bulb was, to help people see at night or just when it was needed. It helped many people at night when they needed to read and or write. Not all people had light bulbs at first but when they became more popular more and more people had them advancing the product.

The First Camera-1888

George Eastman

The Significance of the first Camera was, to put memorable moments in photograph. Many people could not afford the Camera at the time but richer people could. When more people had them the production and growth of the Camera grew to different cites/states causing the prices to vary letting people with not so much money be able to buy them.

First Gasoline-Powered Automobile-1893

Charles and Frank Duryea

The Significance of the First Gasoline-Powered Automobile was, to give people a way of transportation when they had to go somewhere. It helped many people when they were in  a hurry to get somewhere and didn't have time to use a buggy or any other form of transportation. As the years went on the First Gasoline-Powered Automobile became more advanced and is now called a Car.

First Powered Flight-1903

Wilbur and Orville Wright

The Significance of the first Powered Flight Machine was, that airplanes have had widespread ramifications on the society of the world. Airplanes have changed the way people travel. At times, they have also been main center points in popular culture, influencing generations of Americans and people worldwide to travel in different ways.

The First Typewriter-1873

Christopher Sholes

The Significance of the first Typewriter was, to give people new ways to communicate with others in other ways besides hand writing a letter. It also created an easier way to write documents/letters. Many people owned type writers because they were cheaper and it wasn't a necessity you needed.


Thomas Edison

The Significance of the first Phonograph was, that it created a future for sound recording. The phonograph helped many people come up with new ideas for new inventions on sound recording. Many people who had to send important messages or recordings to others usually owned one.

Automatic Lubricator-1872

Elijah McCoy

The Significance of the first Automatic Lubricator was, that it typically delivers a controlled amount of lubricant(either grease or oil) to multiple, specific locations on a machine while the machine is operating. At specific times from a central location within the machine. Many people used an Automatic Lubricator because when there Powered Steam engines stalled they used it to get going again.

Automatic Dishwasher-

Josephine Cochrane

The Significance of the First Dishwasher was, to be able to clean your dishes without washing them by hand. By washing them with an Automatic Dishwasher it made the dishes cleaner then washing them by hand. Many people wanted to invest in a Dishwasher because they didn't want to wash them by hand.

Periodic Table of Elements-1865

Dmitri Mendeleyev

The Significance of the Periodic Table of Elements is, the periodic table organizes elements according to similar properties so you can tell the characteristics of an element just by looking at its position on the table. The Periodic Table of Elements is a necessity  to all Scientist. The Periodic Table of Elements is used a lot in Science today.

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