Market Revolution Invention (Flying Shuttle or weaving made easy (Its…
Market Revolution Invention
Flying Shuttle or weaving made easy
Its implementation effectively doubled the output a weaver could make, thereby allowing the workforce to effectively be halved.
The spinning Jenny increased wool mills production
It allowed workers to spin more wool at any one time.
The watt steam engine, the engine that changed the world
The new engine would prove very popular and would wind up installed in mines and factories across the world.
The cotton Gin: the engine that made cotton production boom
This machine vastly improved the profitability of cotton for farmers.
Telegraph communications, a pillar of the Industrial Revolution
This enabled people to stay in contact and become aware of wider geopolitical events much more easily.
Portland Cement and the invention of concrete
The process involved sintering a mixture of clay and limestone to around 1,400-degree centigrade. This then needed to be ground into a fine power only to be later mixed with sand and gravel to make concrete.
The modern roads by John McAdam
He would eventually develop a new road-building technique that would revolutionize road construction forever.
The Bessemer process that changed steel
The ability to mass-produce high-quality steel and iron allowed a literal boom in the use of them in many other aspects of the revolution.
The first modern Battery by Volta
This world-first was the brainchild of one Alessandro Volta with the development of his voltaic pile.
The Locomotive revolution
It allowed large-scale movement of resources and people over long distances.
The first factory opened by Lombe
Lombe's factory used water power to help the factory mass produce silk products.
The Power Loom, overtaking all UK factories
Cartwright's power loom was first licensed by Grimshaw of Manchester who built a small steam-powered weaving factory in 1790.
Arkwright's Water Frame spinning machine
The spinning machine would go on to be installed in mills around Derbyshire and Lancashire where they were powered by waterwheels hence they were called water frames.
The Spinning Mule: the yarn game-changer
The Mule was devised by Samuel Crompton in 1775 who was a too poor to actually patent his invention and so sold it to a Bolton manufacturer.
Henry Cort's puddling process
converting pig iron into wrought iron by heating it and frequently stirring it in the presence of oxidizing substances.
Gaslighting, lighting the streets of the modern world
These early gas lights used coal gas which was installed as the lighting in his house in Redruth, Cornwall.
2,000 cells to create the first Arc Lamp
Arc lamps are still in use today in applications like searchlights, large film projectors, and floodlights.