inventions of the industrial revolution



Telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. It was important because it allows people to communicate with each other. You could call somebody and tell them something that is going to happen and then they would know without you having to go walk over and tell them. It would make things happen faster.


The typewriter was invented by Christopher Sholes in 1868. It was important because it helped people write faster. It was a way to help people type faster.It would help businesses work faster.

automatic lubricator for steam engines-1872

The automatic lubricator for steam engines was created in 1872 by Elijah McCoy. It was significant because it helped with the steam engines. It made working with steam engines go faster because it was automatic not done by hand. Most people traveled by train sothis invention was very useful.


The phonograph was made in 1877 by Thomas Edison. It was the future for sound recording. It helped people come up with new ideas for sound recording. The phonograph was the start of all sound recording and music playing devises.

The Light bulb-1879

The first light bulb was created in 1879 by Thomas Edison. The light bulb was helpful for people once the sun went down they no longer had to light candles  to see. You could stay up longer and not have to go to bed or not be able to see when the sun went down. It was very helpful and useful invention.

Carbon filaments for light bulbs-1882

The carbon filaments for light bulbs was made in 1882 by Lewis Latimer. It was helpful because it made the light bulb more efficient. the light bulb was very helpful to many people. When the carbon filaments for light bulbs were made it helped out so much more.

Automatic dishwasher-1886

The automatic dishwasher was created in 1886 by Josephine Cochrane. It was significant because then you didn't have to wash dishes by hand. In restaurants they could wash dishes faster and would not have to spend as much money on a person to hand wash the dishes. You could spend less time on washing dishes and more time on other things.

Electric Iron-1882

The electric iron was made in 1882 by Henry W. Seely. It was important because it would take wrinkles out of clothes. You no longer have to wear wrinkly clothes because this invention would take care of that problem. It was very helpful for us today too.

Barbed Wire-1875

The barbed wire was created in 1875 by Lucien B. Smith. It was created to help separate lands. It also would keep animals back and in there area not roaming freely. It was very helpful and is what has brought up the ideas for fences today.

The vacuum cleaner-1869

The first vacuum cleaner was created in 1869 by Ives McGaffey. It was helpful for cleaning up your house. It was an easy fast way to clean your house. It was very useful for the people who wanted a faster easier way to clean your house.

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