Industrial revolution Inventions (links open a new Wikipedia webpage)
Joseph Wright of Derby, "an experiment on a bird in a air pump", 1768.
So, 1768...an easy date to remember...and the beginning od "Science" with a scientist which pump air out from a glass bowl with a bird inside to show that air is needed to a living creature. Fear and interest, curiosity and horror, all these feelings are portrayed in the painting.
Joseph Wright has been considered the first painter of Sciences
The agricultural world, the cotton industry and the steam engine were the first important elements of the first industrial revolution.
More advances came in the second half of the 19th century in all fields (the second industrail revolution)..
|1733||Flying Shuttle by John Kay|
|1749||Lightning Rod by Benjamin Franklin (not actually its inventor but an important step for the Western World and its future researches on electricity)|
|1751||First rifle with loading in the back (Pierre G. Chaumette)|
|1764||Spinning jenny by James Hargreaves|
|1775||First Steam Engine by Watts|
|1775||Iron refinery by H. Cort|
|1775||First ever (working) steam boat, Palmipède (France)|
|1779||Spinning Mule by S. Crompton|
|1781||First "modern-style" Steam Boat|
|1782||Seed Drill perfectioned|
|1782-1784||Double Acting Steam Machine (by J.Watt)|
|1783||First Air Balloon (Montgolfier Brothers)|
|1785||Power Loom by E. Cartwright|
|1792||Gas Lamp by William Murdock|
|1800||Electric Cell by Alessandro Volta|
|1801||Jaquard Loom by J.M Jacquard forerunner of the modern punch crd computer|
|1814||First "modern-looking" Locomotive, G. Stephenson|
|1837||Telegraph by Henry Morse|
|1839||Steam Hammer, by James Nasmyths|
|1879||First electric light bulb by Thomas A. Edison|
Visit the Art Nouveau Glass page I wrote
|1717-1768||Archeology is born, J.J.Winckelmann|
|1768-1779||James Cooks journeys|
|1799-1804||A.v.Humbolt Journeys around the Amazonas and Latin America|
|1819||Steam Boat SS Savannah cross the Atlantic in 25 days|
The second Industrial Revolution
.Interesting link: what the I.R. did for us (wiki)