Industrial Rev Inventor’s Expo Mini-Project!
-Samuel Morse invented the telegraph in 1837.
-Was invented to make long distance communication easier.
- The telegraph replaced messengers
-It made communication easier and today phone have replaced telegraphs.
Mechanical reaper-a device that harvests crops
-Invented by Cyrus McCormick in 1831
-Was invented to make harvesting crops easier.
- It replaced harvesting crops by hand.
-It made harvesting easier and made the production of goods faster.
Cotton gin-a machine for separating cotton from its seeds.
-Invented by Eli Whitney in 1793
-Was invented so the people who collected the cotton didn't have to separate the seeds from the cotton by hand.
-The cotton gin replaced pickers and is still in use today.
-Made factory life easier by speeding up the process of cotton picking.
Interchangeable Parts- Parts that are for practical purposes and are identical.
-Invented by Eli Whitney in 1798
-Was invented so if a part broke it could easily be replaced.
-Replaced having to make an all new machine which made factory life easier.
-Interchangeable parts are still in use today.
Sewing Machine- a machine with a mechanically driven needle for sewing.
- The first American sewing machine was invented in 1846 by Elias Howe.
- Was invented to allow for more clothes to be made at a faster pace.
-The sewing machine replaced clothes having to be made by hand and is still in use today.
-Made factory life easier by making the production of clothes quicker.