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Inventors Timeline:
This article contain brief, fast facts in an Inventors timeline format detailing the History of famous inventions that shaped America during the Industrial Revolution. The Inventors Timeline covers important dates and events in the years leading up to the Civil War up to the inventions of the second Industrial Revolution up to the outbreak of World War 1 (1914).

The Inventors Timeline
Summary and definition:

1744
Benjamin Franklin invents the Franklin stove and in 1747 invents the lightning rod. Franklin also invents the odometer and bifocal glasses

1765
James Watt invents the first modern steam engine

1782
Jacob Yoder invents the Flatboat for inland waterways

1783
Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier fly the first Hot Air Balloon

1793
Eli Whitney invents the Cotton Gin -
Eli Whitney Cotton Gin

1795
Thomas Jefferson invented the Wheel cypher, a cipher system for encrypting messages to prevent code breaking

1807
Robert Fulton builds the first commercial steamboat

1821
George Stephenson is the famous inventor of the first steam locomotive engine for railways

1831
Cyrus McCormick invents the mechanical horse-drawn reaper -
McCormick Reaper

1832
John G. Stephenson builds the first horse car

1834
Hiram Moore invented the first combine harvester

1836
Samuel Colt invents the Colt Revolver

1836
John Deere invents the lightweight plow with steel cutting edge

1837
Samuel Morse develops the Morse Code and the first telegraph line - Samuel Morse and the First Telegraph -
Samuel Morse and the First Telegraph

1839
Charles Goodyear invented the first vulcanized rubber

1842
Joseph Dart and Robert Dunbar invent steam-powered Grain Elevators

1845
Alexander Cartwright invented the modern sport of baseball

1846
Elias Howe invented the world's first practical sewing machine -
Elias Howe Sewing Machine

1852
Elisha Otis invented the first safety brake for elevators

1853
George Cayley invented the first manned glider

1855
Henry Bessemer invents the Bessemer process to create steel from iron

1858
Hamilton Smith patents the first rotary washing machine

1860
Daniel Hess invents the vacuum cleaner

1861
Richard Gatling invented the Gatling gun during the American Civil War

1861
Horace Lawson Hunley developed the submarine during the Civil War

1863
Birdsill Holly invented the modern version of the fire hydrant

1866
Alfred Bernhard Nobel invented dynamite

1866
Charles Goodnight who introduces the concept of the chuck wagon used on cattle drives by cowboys

1867
Christopher Scholes invents the first practical typewriter and develops the QWERTY keyboard layout

1869
George Westinghouse Invented the air brake system

1873
Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis co-invented denhim jeans

1873
Joseph Glidden and the invention of barbed wire

1876
Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of the telephone

1876
Carl von Linde invents the refrigerator

1876
Nicholaus Otto invents the Internal Combustion Engine

1877
Thomas Alva Edison invented the cylinder phonograph and in 1879 develops the first practical electric light bulb

1879
Joseph Swan inventor of the electric light bulb

1879
James Ritty invented the mechanical cash register

1880
Walter Camp invented the modern sport of American football

1882
Schuyler Skaats Wheeler invented the first electric fan

1884
The Home Insurance Building was the first skyscraper built, designed by architect William Le Baron Jenney -
The First Skyscraper

1884
George Eastman invents the first film in roll form and then the Kodak camera in 1888

1885
Sylvanus F. Bowser invented the gasoline/petrol pump

1887
John Dunlop invention of the pneumatic tire

1887
Charles Fey invented the first "one-armed bandit"

1889
George Fuller built the Tacoma Building Skyscraper

1889
Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz First 4 Wheel Automobile

1891
Jesse W. Reno invented the escalator

1892
Rudolf Diesel invented the diesel-fueled internal combustion engine called the Diesel engine

1892
John Froelich invented the first gasoline-powered tractor

1893
George Ferris invents the Ferris Wheel -
Ferris Wheel Invention

1895
Marconi invented of the first practical radio signaling system -
1920's Radio and Advertising

1897
Nikola Tesla invents the induction coil or Tesla coil, a device essential to sending and receiving radio waves

1898
Edwin Prescott patented the first roller coaster

1899
The flash-lamp was invented by Joshua Lionel Cowen

1900
Ferdinand Zeppelin invented the first rigid dirigible (zeppelin) -
Zeppelin Airship

1901
Ransom Olds inventor of the assembly line for automobiles

1902
Willis Carrier invented the first mechanical air conditioning unit

1903
Orville and Wilbur Wright first powered, sustained, and controlled flight of an airplane -
Wright Brothers

1905
Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity

1907
Leo Baekeland invents Bakelite

1907
The Helicopter was invented by Paul Cornu

1907
The Radio amplifier was invented by Lee DeForest

1908
Henry Ford created the Model T and in 1913 introduces mass production of automobiles

1911
Charles F. Kettering invented the automobile self-starter used by the Cadillac company

Continue the Inventors and Inventions Timeline with:

 Inventions in the 1920's

US American History
Industrial Revolution Inventions
Early US Aviation
New Innovations during the Cold War (1945 - 1991)

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