Inventions of the Industrial Revolution

B. Williams

Orville and Wilbur Wright's first airplane-1903

Orville and Wilbur Wright

The First Airplane helped us in many different ways.  It was a new way for transportation and was the fastest way.  Also, it helped us in the military.  It was a new way to get to other countries other than going across the ocean in ships.  The military used the plane as a new way to attack their enemies too.

Alexander Graham Bell's telephone-1876

Alexander Graham Bell

The telephone made communicating a whole lot easier.  Instead of going to someone's house or sending a message to them, you could call them as long as they had a telephone too.  The telephone was an invention that changed the way not only America communicated but the whole world.

Thomas Edison's first lightbulb-1879

Thomas Edison

During the Industrial Revolution the light bulb was one of the biggest inventions that came out.  It was created by Thomas Edison.  This was one of the first time that people would put electricity in their house and use it daily.  The lightbulb is used for light and possibly even for heat.

George Eastman's first hand-held camera-1888

George Eastman

George Eastman, who created the camera, called it the Kodak.  He perfected the the use of roll film.  His camera was the very first one to be able to use roll film.

Charles and Frank Duryea made the first gasoline powered automobile-1893

Charles and Frank Duryea

Charles and Frank were the first to create a successful commercial automobile. The automobile was a new way of transportation.  It helped Americans travel easier.  People would have to walk everywhere.  The automobile created some problems though like traffic, injuries, new laws, and sometimes even death in crashes, but overall it was a good invention that helped many people.

Christopher Sholes typewriter-1873

Christopher Sholes

In the Industrial Revolution the typewriter was one of the best inventions.  Before the type writer people would have to hand write everything which took up to hours or even days.  The type writer made writing books, letters and other things faster.  The type writer helped us revolutionize the computers we use today.

Eli Whitney's cotton gin-1793

The cotton gin separates cotton fibers from their seeds.  Before that, people would need to do it by hand.  Doing it by hand would take hours.  The cotton gin sped up the work giving people more time to do other things.

Rudolf Diesel's diesel engine-1892

Rudolf Diesel

The diesel engine was more efficient than the steam engine.  People stopped using the steam engine because of this.  The diesel engine sparked many ideas for engineering.

Samuel F. B. Morse's telegraph-1836

Samuel F. B. Morse

Charles Thomas Jackson helped Samuel Morse create the telegraph.  Samuel thought of the idea after his wife passed away.  Along with the telegraph he created the Morse Code.  This became the primary language for telegraphers.  Morse Code is still being used today.

Elias Howe's sewing machine-1844

Elias Howe

Elias Howe's sewing machine saved people (mostly women) a lot of time.  Instead of sewing by handing which would take hours, the sewing machine would make it almost 2x shorter.  Today the sewing machine has revolutionized to be electronic.  Without the invention we wouldn't have the sewing technology we have today.

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