Inventions 1836 to 1881

1836

  • Francis Pettit Smith and John Ericcson co-invent the propellor.

  • Samuel Colt invented the first revolver.

1837

  • Samuel Morse invents the telegraph.

  • English schoolmaster, Rowland Hill invents the

1838

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  • American, Thaddeus Fairbanks invents platform scales.

  • American, Charles Goodyear invents rubber vulcanization.

  • Frenchmen, Louis Daguerre and J.N. Niepce co-invent Daguerreotype photography.

  • Kirkpatrick Macmillan invents a bicycle.

  • Welshmen, Sir William Robert Grove conceives of the first hydrogen fuel cell.

1840

  • Englishmen, John Herschel invents the blueprint.

1841

  • Samuel Slocum patents the stapler.

1842

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1844

  • Englishmen, John Mercer invents mercerized cotton.

1845

  • American, Elias Howe invents a sewing machine.

  • Robert William Thomson patents the first vulcanised rubber pneumatic tire.

1846

  • Dr. William Morton, a Massachusetts dentist, is the first to use anesthesia for tooth extraction.

1847

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1850

  • Joel Houghton was granted the first patent for a dishwasher.

1851

1852

  • Jean Bernard Léon Foucault invents gyroscope.

  • Henri Giffard builds an airship powered by the first aircraft engine - an unsuccessful design.

1853

1854

1855

  • Isaac Singer patents the sewing machine motor.

  • Georges Audemars invents rayon.

1856

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1861

  • Elisha Otis patents elevator safety brakes, creating a safer elevator.

  • Pierre Michaux invents a bicycle.

  • Linus Yale invents the Yale lock or cylinder lock.

1862

1866

  • Alfred Nobel invents dynamite.

  • J. Osterhoudt patents the tin can with a key opener.

  • Englishmen Robert Whitehead invents a torpedo.

1867

  • Christopher Scholes invents the first practical and modern typewriter. A 19th Century Invention - The 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

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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.