Samuel F.B. Morse
inventor of the telegraph
in 1800 an Italian built the first battery, a device that provided a steady current of electricity.
As a father of electrodynamics, his law of electromagnetism shows that current produces a magnetic field
developed morse code
a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes (short and long signals)
A machine invented in 1832 by Samuel Morse that sends electrical signals through wires. It allowed people to communicate over long distances.
American blacksmith that was responsible for inventing the steel plow. This new plow was much stronger than the old iron version; therefore, it made plowing farmland in the west easier, making expansion faster.
The Steel Plow
Invented by John Deere in 1837. Deere realized that cast-iron plows used in the east could not handle tough Midwest soil. Deere created a plow made of easy polished steel materials that sliced through hay and soil easily..
Irish-American inventor that developed the mechanical reaper. The reaper replaced scythes as the preferred method of cutting crops for harvest, and it was much more efficient and much quicker. The invention helped the agricultural growth of America.
invented by Cyrus McCormick allowed farmers to harvest grain much more quickly than before.
United States inventor who built early sewing machines and won suits for patent infringement against other manufacturers (including Isaac M. Singer) (1819-1867)
made improvements on Howe's sewing machine, as it was soon being used in the manufacture of ready-to-wear.
Elias Howe, Isaac Singer; 1846; easier to make clothing
an insulated cabinet or chest with a partition for holding a block of ice. Precursor to the refrigerator
Cast Iron stove
one of the most important household inventions, replaced fireplaces as the principal vehicle for cooking in the 1840's. Its devices were hot, clumsy, and dirty, but compared to inconvenience of cooking over a fire, it seemed a great luxury, allowing cooks more control over the preparation of food and multiple things being cooked at once.
industrial revolution invention that made making fires easier.