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Inventors Timeline: The Inventions that Shaped America
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 includes famous names of American inventors and the inventions and discoveries of men such as Eli Whitney, Cyrus McCormick,  Samuel Colt, Samuel Morse, Elias Howe, Richard Gatling, Levi Strauss, Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers and Henry Ford. The Inventors Timeline provides brief details of their famous inventions and the dates provide an insight into how emerging technology and their discoveries shaped America during the First and Second Industrial Revolution. Learn about the important dates and events of this amazing time in the History of the United States with  the Inventors Timeline detailing their famous inventions and advances in technology.

Inventors Timeline: The Inventions that shaped America
The Inventors Timeline details the famous inventions that shaped America. Many famous American inventors and discoveries are included in the history timeline but the important European inventors have also been included. The inventions of the American Industrial Revolution led to the Industrialization of America when people moved from a rural agricultural environment to an urban city environment. It was a time of dramatic change and people found that their working lives were not governed by the seasons and daily chores necessary in the farming industry. Americans worked a six day week which gave them some time for leisure which is why we have included inventions such as baseball and the Ferris Wheel. The Ferris Wheel was the most popular attraction at the
1893 Chicago World's Fair showcasing American inventions and technical advances to over 4 million visitors. The Inventors Timeline provides a fast overview of the technical advances, inventions and social changes that occurred in a relatively short period of time.

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Interesting facts about the American Industrial Revolution are provided in Inventors Timeline detailed below. The inventions and technical innovations of the period are told in a factual timeline sequence consisting of a series of interesting, short facts and dates providing a simple method of relating the
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Inventors Timeline Fact 1:1744

Benjamin
Franklin

Benjamin Franklin invents the Franklin stove and in 1747 invents the lightning rod. Franklin also invents the odometer and bifocal glasses
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 2:1765James WattJames Watt invents the first modern steam engine
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 3:1782Jacob YoderJacob Yoder invents the Flatboat for inland waterways
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 4:1783 Montgolfier BrothersJoseph and Jacques Montgolfier fly the first Hot Air Balloon
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 5:1793Eli WhitneyEli Whitney invents the Cotton Gin - Eli Whitney Cotton Gin
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 6:1795Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson invented the Wheel cypher, a cipher system for encrypting messages to prevent code breaking
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 7:1807Robert FultonRobert Fulton builds the first commercial steamboat
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 8:1821George StephensonGeorge Stephenson is the famous inventor of the first steam locomotive engine for railways
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 9:1831Cyrus McCormickCyrus McCormick invents the mechanical horse-drawn reaper - McCormick Reaper
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 10:1832John G. StephensonJohn G. Stephenson builds the first horse car
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 11:1834Hiram MooreHiram Moore invented the first combine harvester
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 12:1836Samuel ColtSamuel Colt invents the Colt Revolver
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 13:1836John DeereJohn Deere invents the lightweight plow with steel cutting edge
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 14:1837Samuel MorseSamuel Morse develops the Morse Code and the first telegraph line - Samuel Morse and the First Telegraph
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 15:1839Charles GoodyearCharles Goodyear invented the first vulcanized rubber
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 16:1842Joseph DartJoseph Dart and Robert Dunbar invent steam-powered Grain Elevators
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 17:1845Alexander CartwrightAlexander Cartwright invented the modern sport of baseball
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 18:1846Elias HoweElias Howe invented the world's first practical sewing machine - Elias Howe Sewing Machine
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 19:1852Elisha OtisElisha Otis invented the first safety brake for elevators
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 20:1853George CayleyGeorge Cayley invented the first manned glider
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 21:1855Henry BessemerHenry Bessemer invents the Bessemer process to create steel from iron
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 22:1858Hamilton SmithHamilton Smith patents the first rotary washing machine
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 23:1860Daniel HessDaniel Hess invents the vacuum cleaner
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 24:1861Richard GatlingRichard Gatling invented the Gatling gun during the American Civil War
 
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Inventors Timeline Fact 25:1861Horace HunleyHorace Lawson Hunley developed the submarine during the Civil War
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 26:1863Birdsill HollyBirdsill Holly invented the modern version of the fire hydrant
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 27:1866Alfred NobelAlfred Bernhard Nobel invented dynamite
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 28:1866Charles
Goodnight
Charles Goodnight who introduces the concept of the chuck wagon used on cattle drives by cowboys
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 29:1867Christopher ScholesChristopher Scholes invents the first practical typewriter and develops the QWERTY keyboard layout
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 30:1869George WestinghouseGeorge Westinghouse Invented the air brake system
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 31:1873Levi StraussLevi Strauss and Jacob Davis co-invented denhim jeans
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 32:1873Joseph GliddenJoseph Glidden and the invention of barbed wire
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 33:1876 Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell was the inventor of the telephone
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 34:1876Carl von LindeCarl von Linde invents the refrigerator
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 35:1876Nicholaus OttoNicholaus Otto invents the Internal Combustion Engine
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 36:1877Thomas Alva EdisonThomas Alva Edison invented the cylinder phonograph and in 1879 develops the first practical electric light bulb
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 37:1879Joseph SwanJoseph Swan inventor of the electric light bulb
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 38:1879James RittyJames Ritty invented the mechanical cash register
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 39:1880Walter CampWalter Camp invented the modern sport of American football
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 40:1882Schuyler WheelerSchuyler Skaats Wheeler invented the first electric fan
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 41:1884 William Le Baron JenneyThe Home Insurance Building was the first skyscraper built, designed by architect William Le Baron Jenney - The First Skyscraper
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 42:1884George EastmanGeorge Eastman invents the first film in roll form and then the Kodak camera in 1888
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 43:1885Sylvanus F. BowserSylvanus F. Bowser invented the gasoline/petrol pump
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 44:1887John DunlopJohn Dunlop invention of the pneumatic tire
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 45:1887Charles FeyCharles Fey invented the first "one-armed bandit"
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 46:1889George FullerGeorge Fuller built the Tacoma Building Skyscraper
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 47:1889Daimler and BenzGottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz First 4 Wheel Automobile
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 48:1891Jesse W. RenoJesse W. Reno invented the escalator
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 49:1892Rudolf DieselRudolf Diesel invented the diesel-fueled internal combustion engine called the Diesel engine
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 50:1892John FroelichJohn Froelich invented the first gasoline-powered tractor
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 51:1893George FerrisGeorge Ferris invents the Ferris Wheel - Ferris Wheel Invention
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 52:1895Guglielmo MarconiMarconi invented of the first practical radio signaling system - 1920's Radio and Advertising
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 53:1897Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla invents the induction coil or Tesla coil, a device essential to sending and receiving radio waves
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 54:1898Edwin PrescottEdwin Prescott patented the first roller coaster
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 55:1899Joshua Lionel CowenThe flash-lamp was invented by Joshua Lionel Cowen
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 56:1900Count Ferdinand ZeppelinFerdinand Zeppelin invented the first rigid dirigible (zeppelin) - Zeppelin Airship
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 57:1901Ransom OldsRansom Olds inventor of the assembly line for automobiles
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 58:1902Willis CarrierWillis Carrier invented the first mechanical air conditioning unit
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 59:1903Wright BrothersOrville and Wilbur Wright first powered, sustained, and controlled flight of an airplane - Wright Brothers
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 60:1905Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 61:1907Leo BaekelandLeo Baekeland invents Bakelite
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 62:1907Paul CornuThe Helicopter was invented by Paul Cornu
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 63:1907Lee DeForestThe Radio amplifier was invented by Lee DeForest
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 64:1908Henry FordHenry Ford created the Model T car and in 1913 introduces mass production of automobiles
 
Inventors Timeline Fact 65:1911Charles F. KetteringCharles F. Kettering invented the automobile self-starter used by the Cadillac company
 

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