Top 10 Most Important Inventions of the Industrial RevolutionAs anyone anywhere knows, the Industrial Revolution was "revolutionary" in terms of progress with inventions that indeed did help change the way the world works nowadays. If you're surprised that inventions pertaining to communication and travel are high on this list, keep in mind that those inventions had larger impacts than others.
Better known as "trains," the locomotive (invented in the 1700s, but not revolutionary until
Richard Trevithick) was actually much more important than we give it credit for. Before the steam locomotive, we traveled by horse-drawn carriages, which went about 20 miles per hour. Early locomotives (the 1830s) only went about 30 miles per hour, but it was still faster than a horse-drawn carriage by 10 miles per hour per hour but by the 1880s, the locomotive went about 80 miles per hour. Steam trains
changed transportation by making it possible for us to ship goods and travel faster than ever before.
Arguably the invention that changed the world the most during this time period. It allowed to transport both materials and people much faster than any other means of transportation at the time.
Most of you are probably thinking "the telephone is on this list because it evolved so much since it was invented, right?" That is true, don't get me wrong, but it's actually aside from the point. Alexander Graham Bell (the inventor of the telephone) wanted "a way to transmit speech electronically," and the result was the telephone, which at the time was clunky and had a short cord. Everyone loved it. Prior to that, our best way to communicate with each other was by letters, and it wasn't as easy as it is for the United States Postal Service.
Being able to communicate from long distances changed the world as we know it. Of course the invention evolved since then, for better or worse, but it's importance cannot be denied.
Alexander Graham Bell made us connected to each other even at the long distance.
In many ways, the Electrical Telegraph (invented by David Alter) was just as important as the locomotive, and perhaps more important than the telephone. The idea behind the Electrical Telegraph to create an encrypted electric signal at one location, and send it through a wire over a long distance, and the recipient decipher the code. President Abraham Lincoln actually used an electrical telegraph during the American Civil War, to communicate with his troops, primarily General Sam Grant, but as far as I know, in the modern era, it's of no use.
The typewriter (invented by Henry Mill, William Austin Burt, or Christopher Latham Sholes, depending on who you ask,) helped change society by minimizing the time and expense involved in creating documents, encouraged a blanketing of systematic use. It allowed a way to communicate from distances that
improved the business world.
Invented by James Watt in 1775, Steam engines made it possible to
easy to work, produce, and much more without needing to worry about the smaller presence of bodies of water. Cities and towns were built around factories, where steam engines served as the foundation for the livelihood of the citizens.
Nice list probably I would have this higher it was kind of what started it all.
The lightbulb (invented by Nicholas Tesla, not Thomas Edison!), is one of the few inventions on this list that withstands the test of time. While it is a step up from the previous alternative (a bunch of candles everywhere, perhaps?) the lightbulb's impact was much more work-oriented than you'd think. Yes, it gives us better light than candles did, but it also helped workers in factories to work throughout the night. Before the lightbulb, that was actually quite a difficult task.
Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison gave us a light during darkness. Thanks to them for giving us light in the night sky besides moon and stars. Industrial Revolution took us to the remarkable changes in our world. It change our lives.
There wouldn't almost be any nightlife without the invention of lightbulbs, and it's something that surrounds us in our lives, both indoors and outdoors.
A brilliant invention. Too bad these products are the victim of planned obsolescence.
invented in 1764 (and patented in 1770) by James Hargreaves, the spinning jenny could be operated by workers without the skill to manually weave, and it played a large role in developing and industrializing weaving, given it could spin multiple spindles simultaneously, starting with eight at a time and going up to eighty needles, as the technology improved.
"What do you mean 'modern battery'?" Well, there's evidence that there were batteries invented about 2,000 years ago, but the invention that sparked what we know of when we hear the word "battery" was invented by Alessandro Volta in 1800. (hence the term "voltage")
But things don't get interesting until 1859, which is when the first rechargeable battery was invented by the French physician, Gaston Plante. It created a
nonstop electric current, paving the way for lots of other inventions and it gave us something that would power telegraphs and telephones.
Gaston Plante made this important masterpiece to gave power in our gadgets.
Invented by Samuel Crompton in 1779, the spinning mule
made it possible for a single individual to utilize more than 1,000 spindles all simultaneously. The spinning mule made both the production of yarn faster, but it made a higher-quality yarn. The spinning mule was easily one of the most important inventions of the Industrial Revolution.
Invented by Samuel Colt, in 1831, and patented in 1836, the Colt Paterson revolver (or simply "the revolver") was the first practical revolving-cylinderical handgun ever made. The Colt Paterson revolver became synonymous with Texas, as did just about any gun you can think of.
Invented by Richard Arkwright in 1767, thefirst models were for the water frame were powered by waterwheels hence it was dubbed the water frame. It was the first powered, automatic, textile machine and caused people to move from from small home manufacturing towards factory production, starting the Industrial Revolution.
Invented by John Kay in 1733, the flying shuttle was one of the major inventions in the industrialization of weaving during the earlier part of the Industrial Revolution. It enabled a single weaver to weave much wider fabrics, and it could be mechanized, allowing for automatic machine looms.
Invented by Benjamin Tyler Henry, the repeating rifle (or just the "repeater") was an important advancement over previous rifles when used for warfare, as they allowed much more shots at a faster speed. Like the electric telegraph, the repeating Spencer rifle was used during the American Civil War.
One of the favorite inventions for history teachers to bring up is the cotton gin, invented by Eli Whitney in 1793. Before the cotton gin, cotton seeds had to be removed from fibers by hand. This job was a long and difficult one, manually. With the cotton gin, picking cotton was made easier, and the cotton gin made farmers want to switch their primary crop to cotton, but this invention also caused an increase in slavery, so all in all, the cotton gin may have been a good invention, but it also increased slavery. It's a double-edged sword, in that sense.
I'm having a hard time finding out about this gun's impact, but it's probably very similar to the repeating rifle.