inventions of the industrial    revolution

k. haney

telephone - 1875

Alexander Graham Bell

The telephone was significant because it gave people a way to communicate.

automatic lubricator for steam engines - 1872

Elijah McCoy

The automatic lubricator for steam engines was significant because it saved engineers a lot of time and hassle by not having to shut down their steam engines to be oiled. Instead, this invention made it so they could keep the engine on and oil the engine at the same time.

typewriter - 1873

Christopher Sholes

The typewriter was significant because it made it a lot easier to write letters or anything really because it was a lot more useful than a pen and paper.

phonograpgh - 1877

Thomas Edison

The phonograph was significant because it created a future for sound recording. The phonograph also helped people come up with new ideas for inventions on sound recording.

carbon filament - 1882

Thomas Edison

The carbon filament was significant because it removed the risk of fire hazards of coal gas jets.

automatic dishwasher - 1886

Josephine Cochrane

The automatic dishwasher was/is significant because it made it a lot easier to get dishes washed quicker.  

first hand- held camera - 1888

George Eastman

The handheld camera was/is significant because people didn't have to paint things they saw anymore.

gasoline engine - 1876

Nicholas Otto

The gasoline engine was/is significant because it made it quicker to get places instead of riding a bike or walking somewhere.

periodic table of elements - 1865

Dmitri Mendeleev

The periodic table of elements was/is significant because it helps people who deal with Chemistry. It helps people easily identify particular elements by just locating it on the table.

transcontinental railroad - 1869


The transcontinental railroad was significant because ravelers could make the trip between San Francisco and New York in a week. Passengers or cargo didn't have to take the dangerous  route across the ocean and Panama anymore.

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