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Inventors and Inventions Charles Goodyear received a patent for developing a method of treating rubber, called vulcanization A nation becomes great because of great people. Often the people that make the greatest impact on progress are not national leaders, but brilliant men and women of ideas.
A handful of individuals developed inventions in the first half of the nineteenth century that, not only had a direct impact on everyone's lives, but also affected the destiny of the American nation. In the second decade of the nineteenth century, roads were few and poor.
Getting to the frontier and instituting trade with settlers was difficult. Within 4 years, regular steamboat service from Pittsburgh took passengers and cargo down the Ohio into the Mississippi. Within 20 years, over steamboats were plying these routes. While New England was moving to mechanize manufacturing, others were working to mechanize agriculture.
Cyrus McCormick wanted to design equipment that would simplify farmers' work. Inhe invented a horse-drawn reaper to harvest grain and started selling it to others in It allowed the farmer to do five times the amount of harvesting in a day than they could by hand using a scythe.
Byhis company was the largest producer of farm equipment in the world. Cyrus McCormick's reaper was five times more efficient than hand harvesting wheat, but at first farmers looked upon the invention as a novelty.
InJohn Deere made the first commercially successful riding plow. Deere's steel plow allowed farmers to turn heavy, gummy prairie sod easily, which stuck to the older wooden and iron plows.
His inventions made farm much less physically demanding. During the Civil War, 25 years later, even women and young children of the South would use these devices allowing the men to be away at war. Another notable American inventor was Samuel F. Morse, who invented the electric telegraph and Morse Code.
Morse was an artist having a great deal of difficulty making enough money to make ends meet. He started pursuing a number of business opportunities which would allow him to continue his work as an artist.
Out of these efforts came the telegraph. With the completion of the first telegraph line between Baltimore and Washington inalmost instant communication between distant places in the country was possible. The man who was responsible for building this first telegraph line was Ezra Cornell, later the founder of Cornell University.
Until Eli Whitney invented interchangeable parts, pistols like this one were handcrafted by gunsmiths, one at a time. Charles Goodyear invented one of the most important chemical processes of the century.
Natural rubber is brittle when cold and sticky when warm. InGoodyear received a patent for developing a method of treating rubber, called vulcanization, that made it strong and supple when hot or cold.
Although, the process was instrumental in the development of tires used on bicycles and automobiles, the fruit of this technology came too late for Goodyear.
He died a poor man. Perhaps no one had as great an impact on the development of the industrial north as Eli Whitney.Feb 23, · African-American/Black inventions (phone, roller coaster, furniture, street) User Name: Remember Me: Password Street Sweeper Charles B. Brooks March 17, Phone Transmitter Granville T.
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Taylor, Proprietor, "Taylor's Playfair" Object number. Here is a list of things some things invented by African-Americans: Charles B. Brooks; March 17, ; I once wrote a poem about Banneker to teach Black History to my seventh-grade class.
The famous inventors and inventions of history - listed wih patents and biographies. Charles Babbage to Phil Brooks; Henry Brown to Nolan Bushnell; Charles Babbage. English mathematician that invented a precursor to the computer. George H. Babcock.
Black History Month - African American Inventors. Inventor Date of Patent Patent Number Invention; Adams, James S.
October 19, 1,, Propelling means for aeroplanes: Baker, David: February 25, African American Genealogy at the Library of Congress African Americans in Exile After the American Revolution.
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