Industrial Revolution

Major Inventions

Industrial Revolution
Life Before The Industrial Revolution
--Types Of Industry
--Lifestyle Of The People
--Quality Of Life
Beginnings In England
--How It All Started
Spread Of Industry
--Where Did It Spread?
--How Was It Funded?
Major Inventions
Impact On Society
--Lifestyles And Working Conditions
--Quality Of Life
Impact On Movement
--Changes To Transport
Impact On Industry
--How Was Industry Changed?
Impact On Environment

Some major inventions in the Industrial Revolution:

1733 - Flying Shuttle - Weaving speeds up

1764 - Spinning Jenny (J. Hargeaves) - spinners catch up with weavers Spinning Jenny
1769 - Water Frame (R. Arkwright) - uses water to power spinning wheels
1779 - Spinning Mule (S. Crompton) - made better thread than Jenny and Frame
1781 - Watt Steam Engine (J. Watt) - finally made steam power safe for use in machines A Watt steam engine in Madrid. The development of the steam engine propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain. The steam engine was created to pump water from coal mines, enabling them to be deepened beyond groundwater levels.

1785 - Power Loom (E. Cartwright) - adds steam power to weaving
1793 - Cotton Gin (E. Whitney) - cotton picked faster
1800 - First Battery (A. Volta)

1803 - Interchangeable Parts (E. Whitney) - beginnings of mass production
1804 - Steamship (R. Fulton) - steam engine added to ship
1829 - Locomotive (G. Stephenson) - steam engine that ran on iron rails

1831 - First Electric Generator (M. Faraday)
1839 - First Photograph (L. Dauguerre)
1865 - Steel (H. Bessmer) - produce strong steel for many uses

1869 - Transcontinental Railway completed in USA
1876 - Telephone (A.G. Bell)
1886 - Automobile (G. Daimler) - invents gas-powered engine, which is put into cars

1886 - Lightbulb Patented (T. Edison)
1880s - Alternating Current (N. Tesla) - electricity moves into homes
1904 - Airplane (Wright Bros.)

1913 - Assembly Line (H. Ford)