Inventions of the Industrial Revolution
Telephone : March 3rd, 1876
Alexander Graham Bell :
The telephone is a device used for talking. billions of people around the world use it. First long-distance call was from NY to San Francisco, California.
Electromagnet - 1825
William Sturgeon : a magnet that creates a magnetic current. The wire wrapped around creates a magnetic field. Widely used as a component for other electrical devices.
Stethoscope - 1816
Rene Laennec : Used for listening to internal sounds of an organism. Often used for listening to the lungs and heart. Also used for blood pressure.
Battery - 1800
Alessandro Volta : used for providing power to an object. disposable batteries are commonly used for portable devices. They convert chemical energy to electrical energy.
Arc lamp - 1805
Humphry Davy : First lamp that ran off of electric arc. Also first practical electric light. Widely used as the first street lamp as well.
Tin can - 1810
Peter Durand : Used for long term packaging. Commonly used for vegetables. Has a removable cover.
Davy Lamp - 1815
Humphry Davy : A safety lamp used for flammable environments. Mainly used in coal mines. Ironically, it led to more accidents then before.
Mackintosh Raincoat - 1824
Charles Mackintosh : Waterproof coat to wear in the rain. originally made from rubber. Had a tendency to melt in hot weather.
Match - 1827
John Walker : Used for making fire easily. Made from small wooden sticks. The tip contains phosphorus
Typewriter - 1829
W.A Burt : Mechanical device used for typing ink on paper. Used by professional writers, offices, and homes. It was invented 52 times in different styles by different people.