Inventions of the Industrial Revolution by Jack reilly

Spinning Jenny

The Spinning Jenny was created and perfected by James Hargreaves by 1768. It allowed spinners to produce yarn in greater quantities by using many spindles at the same time. It forever changed the landscape of textile production

Cartwright's Loom

Edmund Cartwright created his water-powered loom in 1787. This allowed for the more speedy weaving of cloth to catch up with the increased production of yarn from the Spinning Jenny. These looms required running water to operate and therefore factories were built along rivers.

Watt's Steam Powered Engine

James Watt was a Scottish engineer. In the 1760s, he built an engine powered by steam that could pump water. It could pump water from mines three times faster than previous engines. The engine used a rotary engine that turned a pole which could be used to drive machinery. This new invention could now be used in spinning and weaving cotton, therefore greatly boosting the cotton industry,

Cort's new Iron Production Process

Henry Cort created a new system for Iron Production that hadn't been changed since the Middle Ages. The system was called Puddling. Puddling was done by heating coke (part of coal) and burnt away impurities in "pig iron" (crude). This caused a massive boom in Britain's Iron Industry.

Trevithick's Steam Powered Locomotive
Stephenson's "Bullet"

Richard Trevithick created the first Steam-Powered locomotive in Southern Whales during 1804. It had the capacity to carry 10 tons of ore and 70 people at 5 mph. George Stephenson and his son created their "Rocket" which was used as the first public railway line, running from Liverpool to Manchester at 16 mph.

Edison's Lightbulb

American Thomas Edison and Briton Joseph Swan created the electric light bulb which allowed all people to illuminate their homes and workplaces at night without a candle.

Bell's Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell created the telephone in 1876. This forever changed human communications because people no longer ad to be next to each other to talk to each other, they only had to be on the phone together.

Marconi's Radio

Guglielmo Marconi was the first person to send long distance radio transmissions across the Atlantic Ocean. This cut the amount of time it took to relay a message from across the pond drastically.

Ford's Model T

Ford's Model T car was revolutionary as the first mass produced car. By 1916, ford factories were putting out 735,000 cars per year.

Wright Brothers Airplane

The Wright Brothers created the first fixed-wing airplane in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina during 1903. Commercial flight was established in 1919.

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