Richard Trevithick is responsible for creating the worlds first steam powered locomotive. This would not only immediately begin to change transportation but surely set the stage for the creation of trains and other transportation devices. It pulled ten tons of ore and seventy people at feve miles per hour. Better locomotives soon followed.
The spinning water loom by Edmund Cartwright powered by water and invented in 1787, allowed the weaving of cloth to catch up with the spinning of yarn. It was now more efficient to bring workers to the machines and organize their labor collectively in factories located next to rivers and streams, the sources of power for these early machines.
A better quality of iron came into being in the 1780s when Henry Cort developed a system called puddling, in which coke, derived from coal, was used to burn away impurities in pig iron (crude iron) and produce an iron of high quality. A boom then ensued in the British iron industry. In 1740, Britain produced 17,000 tons of iron; by the 1840s, more than 2 million tons; and by 1852, almost 3 million tons, more than the rest of the world combined. This was a major impact towards the industrial revolution and is still iron used today, a revolutionary object.
George Stephenson's Rocket that was used on the first public railway line, which opened in 1830, stretching 32 miles from Liverpool to Manchester. Rocket sped along at 16 miles per hour. Within twenty years, locomotives had reached 50 miles per hour, an incredible speed to contemporary travelers. By 1840, Britain had almost 6,000 miles of railroads. This was a great advancement for the rail roads and pushed forward the industrial revolution, travel was becoming much easier.
The light-bulb, developed independently by the American Thomas Edison and the Briton Joseph Swan, permitted homes and cities to be illuminated by electric lights. By the 1880s, electricity-powered streetcars and subways had appeared in major European cities. The lightbulb would result in inpspiration and create a lot of people to strive for other of electricity.
In 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first flight in a fixed-wing airplane. The first regular passenger air service was established in 1919. Airplanes are used today for military purposes and for the general public to go to places, without these two to start the movement, who knows how long it may have taken for planes to become commercialized.