The flying shuttle was invented by John Kay in 1733. Its purpose was to help people weave faster. Since the flying shuttle allowed a person to weave twice as much, it created yarn shortages.
The spinning jenny was invented by James Hargreaves in 1768. Its purpose was to produce yarn in larger quantities.
Edmund Cartwright invented a loom that was powered by water in 1787. This new loom helped the amount of cloth weaving to catch up to the amount of yarn weaving. As a result of this invention, many factories were built next to rivers.
James Watt, a Scottish engineer, built an engine that was powered by steam in the 1760's. The purpose of this engine was to pump water into mines three times as fast as other engines, so more coal could be extracted.
The first steam powered locomotive was pioneered by Richard Trevithick in 1804 and on an industrial line in southern Whales. It could pull 10 tons of ore and 70 people. Better locomotives were built after it.
Thomas Edison and Joseph Swan developed the light bulb in 1879. The purpose of this invention is to keep homes and cities illuminated by electric lights.
The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 and began a revolution in communications.
The radio was invented by Guglielmo Marconi and he sent the first radio waves across the Atlantic Ocean 1901.
In 1900 their were only about 9,000 cars, but Henry Ford revolutionized the automotive industry with the mass production of the Model T. By 1916, Ford's factories started producing 735,000 cars a year.