Technology of 1930 - 1939
The Electron Microscope
The electron microscope was invented in 1931 by two German scientists, Max Knoll and Ernest Ruska. Ernest Ruska was awarded half of the nobel prize for Physics that year, the other half going to Heinrich Rohrer for another invention. The electron microscope when pushed to its maximum could almost see down to the size of a single atom.
The Parking Meter
Carlton Cole Magee invented the first parking meter in 1932 to battl the growing problem of parking congestion. He patented the invention in 1935. Carlton soon afterwards began his own company Magee Harlton Meter Company to produce the product. The meters were sometimes met with resistance by groups of citizens who destroyed them in large numbers.
FM (Frequency Modulation) radio or was invented in 1933 by Edwin Howard Armstrong. FM radio improved the signal of audio waves by controlling the static noise created by electrical equipment and the earths atmosphere. Every Radio or television today makes use of at least one of Edward Armstrongs inventions.
Monopoly was created by Charles Darrow in 1934. It is now the best selling board game in history. The game became so popular due to the fact that people with little to no money during the great depression enjoyed having and spending the fake money in the game. Charles Darrow went from a poor man working odd jobs too a millionare because of his game.
Nylon was invented by Wallace Corathers in 1935. Wallace was a scientist who worked for DuPont chemical company. His job was to study polymers witch were a very new subject. Through over 100 tests and trials he was able to choose a polymer that was able to wishtand heat and pressure while also being able to be wove into a thread. It was nicknamed the "Miracle Fiber".