Technology Breakthroughs Since Industrial Revolution

And How They Changed Our Lives

 

Links to Inventor Biographies, Industry Timelines,

Class Topic Background Information

 

Inventorshttp://www.madehow.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Inventors_Hall_of_Fame

http://web.mit.edu/invent/i-archive.htmlhttp://www.time.com/time/time100/builder/profile/ford.html

Chemicalhttp://www.chemheritage.org/classroom/chemach/misc/name_index.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Polymer_personalities

Plasticshttp://www.plastiquarian.com/ind3.htm Semiconductorshttp://www.semiconductorhof.org/shof/

 

Timelines

Technology http://www.hbci.com/~wenonah/history/index.html#top

Printing http://ink.news.com.au/mercury/print_museum/print_history.htm

Steam http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_steam_power

Petroleuem http://www.kipnotes.com/Oil.htmhttp://www.greatachievements.org/?id=3675

Carnegie http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/carnegie/timeline/timeline2.html

Electricity http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blelectric2.htmhttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/edison/timeline/index.html

Photography http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eastman/timeline/index_3.html

Telephone http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_telephone

Radio http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/empire/timeline/

Broadcasting http://www.infoplease.com/ipea/A0151956.html

Aviation http://www.pbs.org/kcet/chasingthesun/timeline/1900.html

Air conditioning http://www.greatachievements.org/?id=3854

Home Appliances http://www.greatachievements.org/?id=3768http://www.kipnotes.com/HouseholdAppliances.htm

Plastics http://inventors.about.com/od/pstartinventions/a/plastics.htm

Personal Computer http://www.islandnet.com/~kpolsson/comphist/

Laser Fiber Optics http://www.greatachievements.org/?id=3706

 

I. Industrial Revolution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_revolution

Pre Industrial Revolution http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Ualbumsperpage=24&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.274337451503.1186855341121&conn_speed=1

UK Industrial Revolution http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Ualbumsperpage=24&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.122647451503.1186855341121&conn_speed=1

http://inventors.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.booneshares.com/SomeAbrahamDarbycompanies.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coalbrookdale

http://www.northeastengland.talktalk.net/SouthYorkshire.htm

http://www.telfordsites.co.uk/telford/ibridges.html

US Industrial Revolution http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Ualbumsperpage=24&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.370887451503.1186855341121&conn_speed=1

http://www.cottontimes.co.uk/slater.htm

http://inventors.about.com/cs/inventorsalphabet/a/toc.htm

http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/it/2006/4/2006_4_16_print.shtml

http://inventors.about.com/cs/inventorsalphabet/a/machine.htm

http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/it/2006/4/2006_4_16_print.shtml

http://www.nps.gov/archive/lowe/2002/loweweb/lowe_history/lowe_handbook/Waltham_Lowell.htm

http://www.theclockdepot.com/seth-thomas-clocks.html

 

II. Early Transportation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_transport

Water 1785-1862 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_transporthttp://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Ualbumsperpage=24&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.767208451503.1186855341121&conn_speed=1

http://www.steamboats.com/museum/engineroom1.html

http://www.hrmm.org/steamboats/fulton.html

http://www.ulster.net/~hrmm/steamboats/livingston.html

 

Rail 1800-1900 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_rail_transporthttp://tigger.uic.edu/~rjensen/railroad.htmhttp://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Ualbumsperpage=24&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.760338451503.1186855341121&conn_speed=1

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/RAstephensonG.htm

http://www.cooper.edu/engineering/chemechem/general/cooper.html

http://www.steamlocomotive.com/builders/

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/tcrr/timeline/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_J._Sprague

 

III. Electricity and communications http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_communication#History_of_telecommunication

Electricity 1750-1900 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_electricity

http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Ualbumsperpage=24&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.537579451503.1186855341120&conn_speed=1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc_lamp

http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/edison/000_story_02.asp

http://www.teslasociety.com/ac.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Currents

http://www.pbs.org/tesla/ll/index.html

Telegraph and Telephone 1844-1915 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_telephonehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_telegraph#History

http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Ualbumsperpage=24&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.230420551503.1186855341120&conn_speed=1

http://www.telegraph-history.org/http://www.privateline.com/TelephoneHistory/History1.htm

http://www.morsehistoricsite.org/history/morse.html

http://www.corp.att.com/history/milestones.html

http://www.pbs.org/transistor/album1/addlbios/vail.html

 

IV. Home, Work and Community

Food 1837-1970 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_agriculturehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_processinghttp://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Ualbumsperpage=24&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.276264551503.1186854882830&conn_speed=1

http://www.vaes.vt.edu/steeles/mccormick/harvest.html

http://www.deere.com/en_US/compinfo/history/johndeerestory.html

http://www.deere.com/en_US/compinfo/history/johndeerestory.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_preservation

http://www.canningpantry.com/mason-jar-history.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gail_Borden

http://www.sucrose.com/lhist.html

http://www.laserengravedkeychains.com/bottle-cap.htm

http://www.nfraweb.org/media/edit1.html

http://www.kelloggcompany.com/company.aspx?id=39

http://www.princeton.edu/~hos/mike/texts/readmach/zmaczynski.htm

 

Construction 1840-1970 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Construction_industryhttp://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Ualbumsperpage=24&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.302373551503.1186855341120&conn_speed=1

http://www.eriecanal.org/

http://www.theelevatormuseum.org/e/e.htmhttp://www.elevator-expert.com/history.htm

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blelevator.htm

http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/62.html

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/WRCA/exhibit.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyscraper

 

Home Appliances 1854-1955 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_applianceshttp://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Ualbumsperpage=24&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.108005551503.1186854882830&conn_speed=1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sewing_machine

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/history.html

Heavy Industry 1800-1915 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_basic_manufacturing_topicshttp://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Ualbumsperpage=24&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.995105551503.1186854882830&conn_speed=1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_modern_steel_industry

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall-H%C3%A9roult_process

 

V. 20 th Century Transportation http://www.marshall.edu/ati/dfv/teacher/timeline.htmlx

Motor Vehicle 1876-1960 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_automobilehttp://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.447365551503.1186834912078&conn_speed=1

http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/it/1992/4/1992_4_48.shtml

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gottlieb_Daimler

http://www.authorviews.com/authors/pelfrey/pelfrey-obd.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_P._Sloan

http://www.motorera.com/history/history.htm

http://www.gm.com/company/corp_info/history/gmhis1920.html

 

Air 1900-1974 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviation_historyhttp://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.252317551503.1186834912078&conn_speed=1

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wright/about.htmlhttp://www.first-to-fly.com/History/Wright%20Story/wright%20story.htm

http://www.glenncurtiss.com/glenn_curitss_time_line.htm

http://www.wingsoverkansas.com/history/article.asp?id=404

http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Commercial_Aviation/Pan_Am/Tran12.htm

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Aircraft_Company

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_engine

http://www.ascho.wpafb.af.mil/Genesis/chap5.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_707

Water and Rail 1900-1990 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Containerizationhttp://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.429479551503.1186834563217&conn_speed=1http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.315348551503.1186834732291&conn_speed=1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Central_Railroad

 

VI. Entertainment Broadcasting and Recording

Broadcasting 1887-1970 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_broadcastinghttp://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Ualbumsperpage=24&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.589901551503.1186855341120&conn_speed=1

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/sci_tech/2001/marconi/

http://www.leedeforest.org/portrait.html

http://www.tvhistory.tv/SiteMap.htm

Printing and Recording 1839-1970 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printinghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_sound_recordinghttp://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Ualbumsperpage=24&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.548560551503.1186855341120&conn_speed=1

http://books.google.com/books?id=1ip2bRHw9u4C&dq=hoe+printing+history

http://www.historybuff.com/library/reftype.html

http://holonet.khm.de/visual_alchemy/lumiere.html

http://www.fonthaus.com/xheight/linotype.cfm

http://history.sandiego.edu/gen/recording/tape.html

http://history.sandiego.edu/gen/recording/graphophone.html

http://inventors.about.com/od/gstartinventions/a/gramophone.htm

 

VII. Synthetics

Chemicals 1844-1975 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_industryhttp://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.817383651503.1186834289992&conn_speed=1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celluloid

http://www.packagingtoday.com/introcelluloid.htm

http://www.chemheritage.org/classroom/chemach/plastics/baekeland.html

http://www.chemheritage.org/classroom/chemach/electrochem/acheson.html

http://heritage.dupont.com/touchpoints/tp_1915/depth.shtml

http://heritage.dupont.com/touchpoints/tp_1938/depth.shtml

http://www.pslc.ws/macrog/exp/rubber/synth/reverend.htm

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/tupperware/timeline/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyethylene

 

Petroleum and Nuclear 1859-1980 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_energy_topicshttp://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.944594651503.1186834181070&conn_speed=1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Silliman,_Jr.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Oil

 

VIII. Information and Biotechnology

Mainframe to Personal Computer 1947-1983 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Computing_timelineshttp://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.758874651503.1186834029530&conn_speed=1

http://www.xnumber.com/xnumber/hancock7.htm

http://www.intel4004.com/sgate.htm

http://www.porticus.org/bell/belllabs_transistor.html

Laser to Telecom and Internet 1954-2000 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laserhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiber_optichttp://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.448035651503.1186833842136&conn_speed=1

http://www.corp.att.com/history/nethistory/transmission.html

Health and Biotech 1860-2000 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_medicinehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biotechnology

http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?&mode=fromsite&collid=53737609403.873735651503.1186833130471&conn_speed=1

http://inventors.about.com/od/pstartinventions/a/Penicillin.htm

http://www.umw.edu/hisa/resources/Student%20Projects/Ben%20Franklin%20--%20The%20Pill/students.mwc.edu/_bfran8wk/PILL/invent.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/pill/timeline/timeline2.html

http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/volwiler_tabern.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_Hi-Bredhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Genome_Project