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A 19th Century Invention - The Typewriter

A 19th Century Invention - The Typewriter

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1867

  • Christopher Scholes invents the first practical and modern typewriter.

1868

  • George Westinghouse invents air brakes.
  • Robert Mushet invents tungsten steel.
  • J P Knight invents traffic lights.

1872

  • J.S. Risdon patents the metal windmill.
  • A.M. Ward issues the first mail-order catalog.

1873

1874

  • American, C. Goodyear, Jr. invents the shoe welt stitcher.

1876

1877

1878

1880

  • The British Perforated Paper Company invents a form of toilet paper.
  • Englishmen, John Milne invents the modern seismograph.

1881

  • Alexander Graham Bell invents the first crude metal detector.
  • David Houston patents the roll film for cameras.
  • Edward Leveaux patents the automatic player piano.

1884

  • George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film.
  • Frenchmen, H. de Chardonnet invents rayon.
  • Lewis Edson Waterman invents the first practical fountain pen.
  • James Ritty invents the first working, mechanical cash register.
  • Charles Parson patents the steam turbine.

1885

  • Harim Maxim invents the machine gun.
  • Karl Benz invents the first practical automobile to be powered by an internal-combustion engine.
  • Gottlieb Daimler invents the first gas-engined motorcycle.

1886

1887

1888

  • Marvin Stone patents the spiral winding process to manufacture the first paper drinking straws.
  • John Boyd Dunlop patents a commercially successful pneumatic tire.
  • Nikola Tesla invents the AC motor and transformer.

1889

  • Joshua Pusey invents the matchbook.
  • Sir James Dewar and Sir Frederick Abel co-invent Cordite - a type of smokeless gunpowder.

1891

1892

1893

1895

  • Lumiere Brothers invent a portable motion-picture camera, film processing unit and projector called the Cinematographe. Lumiere Brothers using their Cinematographe are the first to present a projected motion picture to an audience of more that one person.

1896

  • American, H. O'Sullivan invents the rubber heel.

1898

  • Edwin Prescott patents the roller coaster.
  • Rudolf Diesel receives patent #608,845 for an "internal combustion engine" the Diesel engine.

1899

  • I.R. Johnson patents the bicycle frame.
  • John Thurman patents the motor-driven vacuum cleaner.

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