¨The Industrial Revolution: a timeline¨

Timeline created by Natalia Negrete
In History
  • The modern roads by John McAdam

    The modern roads by John McAdam
    During the 1700s John McAdam developed a new road-building technique that would revolutionize road construction forever.
  • The first factory opened by Lombe

    The first factory opened by Lombe
    The first factory was opened by John Lombe in Derby around 1721. Lombe's factory used water power to help the factory mass produce silk products.
  • The Watt Steam Engine

    The Watt Steam Engine
    When James Watt created the first steam engine in 1775 his invention would literally change the world.
  • INCANDESCENT LIGHT BULB

    INCANDESCENT LIGHT BULB
    In 1806, Humphrey Davy, an Englishman, demonstrated a powerful electric lamp by creating ablinding electric spark between two charcoal rods.
  • The Tin Can, jumping to new production heights

    The Tin Can, jumping to new production heights
    The tin can was patented by a British merchant Peter Durand in 1810. It would have an incalculable impact on food preservation and transportation right up to the present day.
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  • Camera Obscura: The first photograph

    Camera Obscura: The first photograph
    Joseph constructed his first camera in around 1816 which allowed him to create an image on white paper.
  • The Mackintosh Raincoat

    The Mackintosh Raincoat
    One of the most useful of all inventions during the Industrial Revolution was when, in 1823, Charles Mackintosh devised the Mackintosh. Prior to his invention clothing was waterproofed by using a coating of rubber.
  • Portland Cement and the invention of concrete.

    Portland Cement and the invention of concrete.
    Joseph Aspdin was a bricklayer turned builder who, in 1824, devised and patented a chemical process for making Portland Cement.
  • The first Electromagnet findings

    The first Electromagnet findings
    William Sturgeon built the world's first electromagnet. His design was improved upon by Joseph Henry who built, in 1832, a very strong electromagnet that was able to lift 1630 kgs
  • Anesthesia

    Anesthesia
    Anesthesia is considered the favourite product of the Industrial Revolution. In 1846 William T. G. Morton made history by being first in the world to publicly and successfully demonstrate the use of ether anesthesia for surgery.
  • Dynamite

    Dynamite
    Dynamite was invented by Alfred Nobel, a Swedish chemist, in the 1860s. Alfred called his new invention dynamite, after the ancient Greek word ‘dunamis’, meaning ‘power.’ He did not want it to be used for military purposes but, as we all know, the explosive was soon embraced by armies across the world.
  • Every great writer's companion, the Typewriter

    Every great writer's companion, the Typewriter
    It is widely accepted that in 1829, William Austin Burt patented the "first typewriter" which he termed a "Typographer¨. The modern typewriter would ultimately be invented in 1867 by Christopher Sholes.