Inventions of the Industrial Revolution

Emma J.

Transatlantic Cable - 1866 (1)

Cyrus Field

The Transatlantic Cable was invented by Cyrus Field to create a way of communication between the U.S. and Europe. It was very important as it transmitted information to and from Europe instantly. They no longer had to send messages on ships that may or may not ever get to Europe and back. There was not much waiting for answers any more as it would be sent through the Cable back and forth in a split second.

Automatic Lubricator - 1872 (2)

Elijah McCoy

Elijah McCoy's automatic lubricator is very important to today's trains. It supplies lubricating oil to the cylinders, the bearings, and the axel box. Without automated lubricating systems, the trains would not be as efficient as they are today.

Typewriter - 1873 (3)

Christopher Sholes

The typewriter was a very important invention by Christopher Sholes. The early tpewriter later developed into the modern computer/laptop (on which I'm doing this project). If Christopher Sholes hadn't created the typewriter, we may not have much of the technology we use everyday. Much of which we need to make our lives easier and more efficient. I'm also very glad I don't have to write this whole project out. :)

Telephone - 1876 (4)

Alexander Graham Bell

The telephone was a very important invention by Alexander Graham Bell. It allows us to communicate important information instantly. Telephones are very significant to society so if there are emergencies we would need to be able contact the hospital and paramedics. It's also very convenient to chat with friends!

Phonograph - 1877 (5)

Thomas Edison

The phonograph came about thanks to Thomas Edison in 1877. This machine would repeat back what you spoke. While the phonograph was used commonly for entertainment such as music, it was also useful for education. It assisted in teaching elocution and could save the teachers lesson so students could refer to it later.

Long Lasting Light Bulb - 1879 (6)

Thomas Edison

While the light bulb had already existed, this was the first lasting light bulb created Thomas Edison. This led to longer work days and working in the dark because with a light bulb, you could see as opposed to a candle that gave minimal light. It was also useful in brightening closed spaces such as closets and rooms without windows. Today we use light bulbs just about everywhere.

Kodak Camera - 1888 (7)

George Eastman

This first handheld camera was invented by George Eastman in 1888. It was the first hand camera to use roll film. It is important because it provides a way to save special memories. Things you don't want to forget. Many people use digital cameras now so the film doesn't have to be developed but when it was first invented, the camera was sent to Kodak to develop the 100 picture and to install new film.

Diesel Engine - 1892 (8)

Rudolf Diesel

The diesel engine was invented in 1892 by Rudolf Diesel. It was and is essential to the world because most marine and aircraft carriers are diesel engines. Diesel allows them to carry heavier loads while going fast to get to their destination. It is even used in some trucks and larger vehicles like buses. This fuel is also environmentally friendly.

Automobile - 1893 (9)

Charles and Frank Duryea

In 1893, the Duryea brothers invented the gasoline powered automobile. This was a very important invention because it allowed people to get places faster and easier. These cars are now modern vehicles. Ambulances got to emergencies faster as well as fire trucks and police cars. More people are saved because of the gas powered automobiles.

Airplane - 1903 (10)

The Wright Brothers

Wilbur and Orville Wright

The plane was a very important invention for modern travel. First created by the Wright brothers Wilbur and Orville, the plane is now a means of travel across oceans, deserts, and mountains. Many people travel by plane long distance to see family and friends or to just get away on a vacation for awhile. Planes are also used to get places quickly in an emergency.

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