Industrial Revolution Inventors Malcolm McCarvill

Richard Trevithick invented the first steam powered locomotive which revolutionized transportation and movement of goods. Even better Train designs soon followed.

Le Bon Marche brought upon a new way of building structures using iron beams. He was able to create balconies, bridges with open tops, and openings in ceilings to allow for natural light.

Electricity was a new discovery of the time that lead to the heating of buildings, light, and motion. The discovery of electricity led to the invention of the lightbulb by Thomas Edison and Brighton Joseph Swan.

Alexander Graham Bell invented the first form of the telephone in 1876 soon after electricity was invented. This invention led to easy communication among nations allowing all countries to become industrialized.

Guglielmo Marconi was the first to discover radio waves. The discovery of radio waves allowed for the first form of broadcasted news and greatly impacted communication at the time.

Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the first airplane which at first did not travel far but eventually led to the quickest way of transportation, especially traveling overseas.

Henry Ford revolutionized the automobile industry by creating a car that many people can afford and drive. He was the first to use an assembly line to build items allowing much faster production.

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