Inventors and Inventions of the Industrial Revolution By: Alex stiansen

James Watt (1736–1819)

A Scottish engineer that built an engine powered by steam that could pump water from mines three times as quickly as previous engines. Watt then developed a rotary engine that could turn a shaft which powers machinery. This engine was then applied to cotton mills, thus causing cotton mills to appear all over Scotland and soon all of Europe.

Henry Cort (D.1800)

Henry Cort the system known as "puddling". Puddling was the application of coke, which derived from coal, was used to burn away impurities in pig iron (crude iron) which produced an iron of higher quality. This new high-quality iron was used to build new machines and new industries.

Richard Trevithick (1771-1833)

Trevithick pioneered the first steam-powered locomotive on an industrial rail line in southern Wales. This innovative locomotive 10 tons of ore and seventy people at 5 miles per hour on its maiden excursion.

George and Robert Stephenson

The father-son combo the Stephenson's Rocket which was a locomotive used on the first public railway line that opened in 1830. This railway stretched 32 miles from Liverpool to Manchester at 16 mph.

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