Great inventions in the 1800 – 1945

1 year, 10 months ago

Hello Fellow Hethens
As a schoolproject we have to make a presentation about an invention from the 1800-1945. We have to pick two school subjects to connect it to thats not important for you guys – my cry for help goes out to you!
Have you heard of any inventions/inventors from that age? Any new ways of thinking? Any scientific ideas? Anything?
Thank you <3

March 18, 2013 at 5:34 am

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Marie Curies research into radio-active isotopes.
The development of penicillin by Ernest Chain and Howard Florey.
Petroleum driven cars.
Nylon.

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Profile photo of Kristian Jaded Kristian Jaded (@mentalkink) 1 year, 10 months ago ago

That was the biggest time for inventions man! How do you not know any inventions or inventors through 1800 to 1945 ! Einstein, Edison, Tesla? I’ve done many projects on this topic lol, personally my favorite era :P SO MANY inventions happened in this time and therfore changed our future evermore. If you want some crazy stuff look us Nicola Tesla, hes was amazing. BUT anyways it depends on what your looking for, I’ll give you some

Here sweetheart, :)
( the brackets are the years they were born-death)

Charles Wheatstone
(1802-1875)
British
concertina – stereoscope – microphone – Playfair cipher

Justus von Liebig
(1803-1873)
German
nitrogen-based fertilizer

John Ericsson
(1803-1889)
Swedish
the two screw-propeller

Charles Robert Darwin (new way of thinking)
(1809-1882)
British
theory of evolution

Elisha Otis
(1811-1861)
American
passenger elevator and concommitant safety device

William Robert Grove
(1811-1896)
Welsh
fuel cell

Adolphe Sax
(1814-1894)
Belgium
saxophone

Werner von Siemens
(1816-1892)
German
” an electromechanical “”dynamic”””

János Irinyi
(1817-1895)
Hungarian
noiseless match

Heinrich Göbel
(1818-1893)
German
first functional incandescent lamp

Narcis Monturiol i Estarriol
(1819-1885)
Spanish
steam powered submarine

Sir William Siemens
(1823-1883)
German
regenerative furnace

Sandford Fleming (this effects alot of stuff lol)
(1827-xxxx)
Scottish
inventor of Standard Universal Time (1879)

Joseph Swan
(1828-1914)
British
Incandescent light bulb

Adolf Eugen Fick
(1829-1901)
German
contact lens

Alfred Nobel
(1833-1896)
Swedish
dynamite

Margaret Knight
(1838-1914)
American
machine that completely constructs box-bottom brown paper bags

Almon Strowger
(1839-1902)
American
automatic telephone exchange

Josephine Cochrane
(1839-1913)
American
dishwasher

Helge Palmcrantz
(1842-1880)
Swedish
the multi-barrel lever-actuated machine gun

Sir James Dewar
(1842-1923)
British
Thermos flask

Elijah McCoy
(1844-1929)
American
automatic lubricator for oiling steam engines

Gustav de Laval
(1845-1913)
Swedish
invented the milk separator and the milking machine

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
(1845-1923)
German
the X-ray machine

George Westinghouse
(1846-1914)
American
Air brake

Lars Magnus Ericsson
(1846-1926)
Swedish
the handheld micro telephone

Thomas Edison
(1847-1931)
American
phonograph – commercially practical light bulb – motion picture projector – stock ticker

Lewis Latimer
(1848-1928)
African/American
worked with Thomas Edison and patented an improved lightbulb manufacturing process

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The traffic cone!

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Profile photo of 2401PenitentTangent 2401PenitentTangent (@drakonerythros) 1 year, 10 months ago ago

I’m surprised no one has said the cotton gin, invented by Eli Whitney. It changed the textiles industry forever. Clothing would never be as it was today if not for its invention.

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Profile photo of Amalie Starlit Amalie Starlit (@oline50) 1 year, 10 months ago ago

Thank you so much everyone!
I haven’t decided yet I will have to read a little bit more into it :)
@mentalkink My teachers always skip this era for some reason, so i haven’t got the right insight to it :-/ sucks….
But thank you for the inspiration!

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Profile photo of josephm josephm (@josephm) 1 year, 10 months ago ago

@oline50, MDMA, 1912

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Profile photo of Carl Carl (@birdofprey) 1 year, 10 months ago ago

Les Frères Lumières showed the world cinematography, a new way of thinking!

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