Industrial Revolution

Colton Majszak

Who is the inventor? Is there a second inventor who made improvements on the original invention?

[Richard Trevithick (1771–1833)], [George Stephenson (1781–1848), another British engineer]

How does the invention work?

The introduction of superheating, which delivered very hot, dry steam to the cylinders, reducing condensation and increasing cylinder horsepower within existing dimensions.


Some of the differnt types of steam locomotive

What is the purpose of the invention?

To make traveling and carrying cargo easier.

Where did the invention occur?

Locomotives first came into use in the United States in the early nineteenth century


When did the invention occur?

In 1825 Col. John Stevens of Hoboken, New Jersey, built an experimental locomotive and demonstrated it on a circular track.


Why was there a need for this invention?

To transport goods and coal. They were also used to get people place to place

Why was there a need for this invention?

Because then we wouldnt have a fast way to transport coal and other industrial goods.

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American Steam Locomotive, Jamaica. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 13 Feb 2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/300_2255968


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Steam Locomotive. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 13 Feb 2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/139_2019528


5.Richard Trevithick, English Inventor, 1816.. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 13 Feb 2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/102_530518


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Richard Trevithick (1771-1833) English Engineer And Inventor, Born Near Redruth, Cornwall. Between 1800and 1815 He Built A Number Of Steam-powered Road Vehicles And Railway Locomotives. Engraving From Life Richard Trevithick By Francis Trevithick (London, 1872).. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 13 Feb 2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/300_2281741