Key
Yr.
Name
Name
Invention, Discovery, Event
Econ 1815 Corn Laws Tariffs Prices rise, workers wages too to prevent starvation
Steam 1690 Papin Denis Water filled cylinder sealed by piston
Steam 1765 Watt P-Model Condensor chamber seprate but connected to cylinder to enable cylinder to remain hot, rotary motion
Steam 1765 Smeaton John Brit engineer improvements on atmospheric engines to haul coal, used in water coal gin efficiency
Steam 1776 Boulton Watt Fin partner succeeds bankrupt Roebuck, ship first separate condensor order, promotes rotary, unleashes factory location
Steam 1781 Watt Hornblower Watt rotary patents, sun-planet driver, Hornblower compound steam
Steam 1782 Watt P-DoubleActing Steam Sun planet steam in to lift piston, thensteam in above to drive piston back down.
Steam 1786 Boulton Watt Robber Baron manufacturer buys failing parnership, protects Watt innovations as Watt develops more, copy inventions at career end
Steam 1788 Watt P-Governor Governor moderates steam engine speed, heavy rotating balls and valve
Steam 1803 Treviak Richard High pressure boiler patent with lead rivet to melt as safety against dry boiler
Steam 1810 Evans Oliver Steam for automated flour mill, Watt in UK does same
Steam 1849 Corliss George 4 valve efficient steam engine, great power, abiggest advance since Watt
Steam 1867 Babcock Wilcox Efficient boiler with vertical tubes over grate
Steam 1890 Turbine F-Sum Euler fluid mech, FourneyronHeron, Branca, Parsons, Laval, Curtis,
Steam 1710 P- Newtomen Thomas Cylinder separated from steam chamber
Steam P-MinerFriend Savery Thomas Brit 1st put steam to work, water pump in mines
Textile 1733 Kay John Flying shuttle, wider cloth, faster, spawned industrial revolution
Textile 1750 Cotton Adopted flying shuttle, where wool sent Kay packing and trashed shuttles
Textile 1769 Arkwright Richard Spin machine for fiber to strong threads. Horse and waterwheel mill powered, became water frame.
Textile 1779 Crompton Samuel Mule cross of spin jenny and waterframe, spins warps or wefts
Textile 1785 Arkwright P-bio Switched to steam, factory system father
Textile 1785 IR culmination UK Steam powered cotton mill Papplewick Nottingham, first; 1815 Fr, 1835 US, Germany
Textile 1793 Cotton Takeover Story from neolithic to synthetic nylon, Dacron, polyester
Textile 1793 Whitney Eli Widow Greene to bac business Miller gin partner to interchangeable rifle parts
Textile 1812 Ludd Ned Luddites smash machines in N UK, leaders hanged
Textile 1816 Brunel Marc I Stocking frame, knitting for tubular fabric
Textile 1830 Thimonnier Barthelemy Sewing machine, Paris workers destroy
Textile 1846 Howe Elias Lock stich seing machine patent
Textile 1846 Bigelow Erastus Power loom to speed carpet and tapestry mfg
Textile 1851 Singer Isaac Patents continuous stitch sewing machine
Textile 1854 Audemars George Uncommercial process for fiber from cellulose
Textile 1864 Cotton William Knitting machine, hosiery with only ack seam
Textile 1890 Northrop James Automatic weaving
Textile 1893 Judson Whitcomb Clasp locker eventually evolves to zipper
Textile 1914 Phelps Mary NY socialite designs and patents brassiere with elastic after impromptu 2 handkerchief, Warner buys
Textile 1914 Sunbeck Gideon Hookless fastener we know as zipper
Textile 1964 Dupont Polyester Permanent press clothing introduced in fibers like dacron
Textile 1966 Minasy Arthur Magnetic store tag to prevent shoplifting
Textile 1980 Hughes Aircraft Laser cutting beam for textiles
Textile Hargreaves Spinning jenny