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Inventions of Industrial Revolution

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Ronn Chua

on 30 September 2014

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Spinning Jenny
-James Hargreaves, a British carpenter and weaver, invents the spinning jenny.
-The machine spins more than one ball of yarn or thread at a time, making it easier and faster to make cloth
-Samuel Morse invents the telegraph, which allows messages to be sent quickly over a wire.
-By 1860, telegraph wires stretch from the east coast of the United States west of the Mississippi River.
Schoolhouse Rock-Mother Necessity
Inventions of Industrial Revolution

Steam Engine
-The Industrial Revolution was a time in the 18th century when many important inventions were made.
-Many of these inventions made work easier and cheaper.
-As these inventions created new manufacturing and industry, many people also moved away from farms into cities.
-Thomas Newcomen invents the first steam engine.
-It is not very useful yet, but the idea of using steam to make machines go will be important to the Industrial Revolution.
Newcomen Engine
Spinning Jenny
Cotton Gin
-Eli Whitney creates a machine that makes it much easier to separate cotton seeds from cotton fiber.
-It greatly reduces the time it takes to clean cotton and helps the southern states make more money from cotton crops.
Cotton Gin
Sewing Machine
At a time when people had to make their own clothes at home or pay someone else to sew them by hand, Elias Howe invents the sewing machine. Now clothes can be made in large factories.
Sewing Machine
-Alfred Nobel invents dynamite, which is a safer way to blast holes in mountains or the ground than simply lighting black powder.
-Dynamite is important in clearing paths to build things such as roads and railroad tracks.
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