Famous Inventions

Learn about all the inventions that changed our society!

The Bessemer Process

The Bessemer process was the first method of mass producing steel. The process was created by William Kelly and Henry Bessemer. It was developed in 1855. The process created steel out of iron which produced steel cheaply and efficiently.
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The typewriter

A typewriter is a writing machine that produces characters similar to typeset print by means of a manually operated keyboard. It was invented by Christopher Sholes in 1867. It affected how paperwork was done forever. It also provided jobs for women.
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The Telephone

The telephone is a system that uses wires and radio signals to send sounds over long distances. This was a big invention because people were now able to talk from a very far distance. It was unveiled by Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson in 1876. We still use telephones in our daily lives.
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The camera

A camera is a device used for taking pictures, making movies, and television programs. It was invented by George Eastman in 1885. The name of his first camera was the Kodak.
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Thomas Edison's inventions

Thomas's Edison came up with many inventions during his time. Some were the telegraph, phonograph, and the electric light bulb. His best-known invention was the light bulb. He perfected it in 1880. He also invented a new system for producing a distributing electricity.
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AC vs DC electrical current

AC electrical current is an electrical charge that can change direction periodically. DC current is an electrical charge that flows in only one direction. George Westinghouse was someone you perfected the distribution of these currents. He made it so power plants could provide electrical current from far away.
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