Inventions From 1780-1870
What Inventions from 1780-1870 had the biggest impact on society at that time?

Did any of these inventions replace an older version? (like an iPod)

Did any secret societies influence the design of any inventions?



Reflections:
Today i put up a list of some inventions and the dates that they were made/ invented. Also I put letters in Pern. to show what part of sicity it is used for. Last i added some mor sitetatioons for where i got my infiormation.

i learned that the typewrightyer was a very usiful invention, but the flaw in it was the fact that the keys got stuck. they decided to mixup the letters so they would not be in alfibeticul order. the key bord now is still mixedup.

I have added some definitions of what the object/inventions is and does. I also added some pictures to the posts. I will not give the background of all of the inventions because of time. I have answered some of my focus questions.

I added some more facts about safety matches. Also I put a link on Typewriter. Did u know that safety matches burn slowly because of the tip is first dipped in wax before anything else is added!

Before I did this research, I had no idea how far reaching the impact was of trains and railroads in the United States. Not only were trains and railroads an important invention, but they were also very important in the development of the U.S. and the expansion of commerce. Trains and railroads are also examples of how technology was transferred from one country, England, to another, the United States.

By researching the telegraph, I learned what an important role the telegraph played in developing electronic communication in the United States. Before the telegraph, electronic communication did not exist. The telegraph changed the speed of communication and probably the accuracy. I did not know until I did this research that Morse Code was created in the 1830s. It was also interesting to me that Samuel Morse was a professor of art and design, not a scientist.

Before researching this assignment, I did not know what the McCormick reaper was, who Cyrus McCormick was, and how important his invention was to the settlement and development of the United States before 1870. (I know that there are still places in the world today where farmers use sickles and scythes.) I learned also about how important timing is in the success of an invention.







Comments (page down)

Industry (I)
Transportation
(T)
Communication
(C)
Agriculture (A)
Home (H)




Inventions
Photography (C)
Ice-Making Machine (H)
Telegraph (C)
Gasoline Engine (T)
Typewriter (C)
Bessemer Converter (steel) (1)
Steamboat (T)
Steam Locomotive (T)
Corn Picker (A)
McAdam Paving (roads) (T)
Reaper (A)
Pneumatic Tire (air-filled) (T)
Bicycle (T)
Dirigible Airship (T)
Cotton Gin (A)
Safety Match (H)
Hot-air Balloon (T)
Canning Foods (H)
Portland Cement (1)
Vulcanized Rubber (tires, rubber boots, etc.) (T)
Lathe (cutting wood, metal) (1)
Sewing Machine (H) (1)
Glider (T)
Safety Pin (H)
Lawn Mower (H)
Elevator (T)

Date
1822*
1850*
1840
1860
1867
1855
1785*
1804
1850
1815
1834
1845
1860
1852
1793
1844
1783
1787*
1824
1839
1800
1845
1853
1846
1831
1853



Comments:

Cj: Wow your website is very cool, nice and organized. I have a question though, Are you going to link all of the inventions or just a few? Looking forward to seeing how your website evolves :)
Good job on improving the page.- Scott

I really like your topic question! You can do a lot with it my advice would to cut out the 1780's-1799 because that is not part of the 1800's. Keep working on it!
Meghan
You have made great improvement since the beggining. Since I like innovation and inventions, I REALLY want to see what you will come up with.-Scott Cusimano


Site:
The American Heritage Dictionary
http:history.howstuffworks.com/American-history/old-railroads.htm
Interview with Peter Hollinshead, member NARP (National Association of Railroad Passengers), NRHS (National Railway Historical Society), and CERA (Central Electric Rail Fans Association)
Encyclopedia of North American Railroads

caseih.com. A Corporate Tragedy by Barbara Marsh. Interview with Peter Hollinshead.
http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/a/telegraph.htm
http://inventors.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=inventors&cdn=money&tm=6244&gps=92_67_1259_566&f=10&tt=2&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.nadcomm.com/timeline.htm
http://earlyradiohistory.us/sec002.htm