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1st Revolution

Unit 3: Important inventions and figures from the Industrial Revolution

TermDefinition
Steam Engine First used to drain water from mines but became important to power industrial transport (1712)
Spinning Jenny Innovation in textiles; allowed workers to produce multiple spools of thread at one dramatically increasing productivity (1779)
Water Frame A machine that was able to spin about 100 strands of yarn at once (1769)
Spinning Mule A combination of the Water Frame and Spinning Jenny (1785)
Steam Engine Locomotive Steam engine powered train used to haul coal out of mines (1814)
Telegraph Method of near instant communication over long distances utilizing Morse Code (1838)
Steel Plow Improvement on iron plows that increased agricultural efficiency leading to greater food surplus (1837)
Telephone Improved method of communication, allowing people to talk with their voices rather than a series of tones (1875)
Incandescent Lightbulb Invented by Thomas Edison, first practical lightbulb allowing light without use of oil (1880)
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