INVENTIONS OF THE
INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

BY MATT ALLMAN

TELEPHONE
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL

LIGHT BULB
THOMAS EDISON

The Telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. Now, we all know what this, and what does. But it's main purpose was to communicate easily and quickly. This absolutely modernized communication. It made war simpler, talking to family easier, and contacting the police and emergency departments easier. Today, this is just taken for granted and not many people realize how hard it was to contact those who were away before this. Yes, there was mail, but it could take months for it to arrive.

The lightbulb was originally invented by Thomas Edison. We all know what this is and what it does, but can you imagine life without it? Before Edison had perfected the light bulb, the only source of light in the dark were candles. Now candles, being fire and all, are really dangerous if left lit during away times or during sleep. Light bulbs were the safe alternative. When these were first invented, they were considered one of the greatest things in history. To this day these are one of the most used inventions.

GASOLINE ENGINE
NICHOLAS OTTO

The original gasoline engine was invented by Nicholas Otto. The gasoline engine was another great invention of the industrial revolution. At the time of this invention, there were already cars on the road. Most of them however, were powered by electricity. Not only were the electric engines unsafe, they were also very loud and and rough. The cars just felt like they were going to fall apart. Then the gasoline engine came along. Not only bringing a boom in the petroleum industry, but also revolutionizing travel.

SEISMOGRAPH
JOHN MILNE

The seismograph was invented by John Milne for the purpose it is still used for today, detecting earth's movements such as earthquakes. Though, back then, the seismograph was a very small and simple machine. Today, we have very large and advanced seismographs to keep all people safe and track the current status of Earth. Before this invention, many lives and homes were lost due to earthquakes. This created a sense of safety in many areas affected by them and, therefore, was a praised invention.

MOTION PICTURES
LOUIS AND AUGUSTE LUMIERE

Motion pictures were founded a couple years before these two, but they were the kicker in it. They were the ones who were given credit for their creation to this day. The motion pictures of the starting days were very different from what we have today. They were mostly just 15 frames of something being played quickly to create a sense of actual moving. They were also very short and choppy. But they were, as with all these inventions, an absolute amazement at the time and revolutionary.

HANDHELD CAMERA AKA KODAK
GEORGE EASTMAN

The original handheld camera was called the Kodak and was made by George Eastman. Many cameras at the time were very long to use and were mounted on huge, ugly, space wasting things. This small little camera changed a lot of those aspects. It saved space, made pictures more convenient, and was smaller. It was a simple upgrade to a very nice service. Portable picture taking was absolutely stunning at that time period.

THE PLANE AND FLIGHT
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS

Somewhere in the old ages, someone said that a human would never fly. I hope that person feels dumb. The Wright Brothers were given credit for the first experimentation and creation of human flight. The thought of it stunned the masses when they heard they had flown. The flight we all take for granted in our vacations and trips started out as a simple glider that first took flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. It is definitely one of the greatest inventions of all time.

TYPEWRITER
CHRISTOPHER SHOLES

The typewriter, originally made by Christopher Sholes, is the god father of the modern keyboard. It was a self printing typer that was used to quickly and neatly make messages. It would save tons of time and increase all sorts of communication speed. It was the lead up to what is used today to type, the keyboard. It is an extremely important invention and was superior at lettering at the time.

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