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A

Inventions - A
InventionInventor(s)                               Date
Adhesive TapeRichard Drew1930
AirplaneOrville & Wilbur Wright1903
Alcohol ThermometerGabriel Fahrenheit           1709
Astro TurfJ. Faria & R. Wright1965


B

InventionInventor(s)                               Date
Ballpoint Pen Laszlo Biro1938
Barometer (mercury)Evangelista Torricelli1643
Battery (electric)Alessandro Volta1800
BicycleKarl von Sauerbronn1816
Bifocal Spectacles Benjamin Franklin1784
BikiniJacques Heim/Louis Reard1946


C

C
Invention               Inventor(s)                               Date
CameraGeorge Eastman1888
Can OpenerEzra Warner1858
Carbonated WaterJoseph Priestly1767
Celsius ScaleAnders Celsius1742
Coca-ColaDr. John Pemberton1886
Compact DiskJames Russell1965
Cotton GinEli Whitney1793
Cylinder LockLinus Yale Jr. 1862


D

Invention               Inventor(s)                               Date
DecimalsSimon Stevin1585
DishwasherJosephine G. Cochran1886
DynamiteAlfred Nobel1866


E

Invention               Inventor(s)                               Date
Electric Light BulbThomas Edison1878
Electric ShaverJacob Schick1928
ElevatorElisha Otis1853


F

Invention               Inventor(s)                               Date
Ferris WheelG.W.G. Ferris Jr.1893
Fountain Pen Lewis E. Waterman1884
Frozen Food  Clarence Birdseye            1925


G

Invention               Inventor(s)                               Date
Geiger Counter  Hans Geiger1913
GuillotineDr. Joseph I. Guillotin1792


H

Invention               Inventor(s)                               Date
HelicopterIgor Sikorsky1939
Holography D. Gabor1965
Hot Air Balloon Montgolfier Brothers1783
Hovercraft  Christopher Cockerell1955


I

Invention               Inventor(s)                  Date
Iron (electric)Henry W. Seeley                          1882

 J

Invention               Inventor(s)                               Date
Jeans  Levi Strauss1873
Jet EngineFrank Whittle                    1930

 K

Invention               Inventor(s)                               Date
KaleidoscopeDavid Brewster1817
Kelvin ScaleLord W. T. Kelvin              1848


L

Invention               Inventor(s)                               Date
Laser (ruby)Theodore Maiman1960
Lightning ConductorBenjamin Franklin1752
LinoleumFrederick Walton1861
LithographyAlois Senfelder1796


M

Invention               Inventor(s)                               Date
Machine Gun Richard Gattling 1862
Mayonnaise Duke de Richelieu's chef 1756
Microscope Anthony van Leeuwenhoek1677
Miners' Safety Lamp Sir Humphry Davy 1815
Movable Type Johann Guttenberg 1453


N

Invention               Inventor(s)                               Date
Nylon Wallace Carothers 1935


O

Invention               Inventor(s)                               Date
Optical Disc David Paul Gregg 1958


Invention               Inventor(s)                     Date
Parachute Louis-Sebastian Lenormand 1783
Pendulum Clock Christian Huygens 1656
Phonograph Thomas Edison 1877
Phosphorus Matches John Walker 1827
Pneumatic Tyre John Dunlop                                  1888
Pressure Cooker Denis Papin 1675


Q

Invention               Inventor(s)                               Date
Q-TipsLeo Gerstenzang  1920's


R

Invention               Inventor(s)                     Date
Radio Guglielmo Marconi 1895
Refrigerator Ferdinand Carre 1859
Revolver Samuel Colt 1836
Rifle August Kotter 1520
Rocket Engine Robert Goddard 1926
Roller Skates                       Joseph Merlin 1760


S

InventionInventor(s)                     Date
Safety Pin Walter Hunt 1849
Safety Razor King Gillette 1895
Sewing Machine (lock stitch) Elias Howe  1846
Sextant John Campbell 1757
Sleeping Car George Pullman 1857
Smallpox Vaccination Edward Jenner 1796
Steamboat Robert Fulton 1807
Steam Engine Thomas Savery 1698
Submarine John Holland 1898


Invention                         Inventor(s)                     Date
Tea Bag Thomas Sullivan  1908
TeflonRoy Plunkett 1938
Telegraph Samuel Morse 1837
Telegraph (wireless) Guglielmo Marconi 1895
Telephone Alexander Graham Bell 1876
Telescope Galileo Galilei  1609
Television John Logie Baird 1925


U

Invention                         Inventor(s)                     Date
  Umbrella (steel ribbed) Samuel Fox 1852


V

Invention                         Inventor(s)                     Date
Vacuum CleanerH. Cecil Booth 1901
Vulcanised Rubber Charles Goodyear 1839

 W

Invention                         Inventor(s)                     Date
Washing Machine (rotary)Hamilton Smith1858

X

Invention                         Inventor(s)                     Date
Xerography Chester Floyd Carlson  1937

 

Invention                         Inventor(s)                     Date
Yellow Pages Reuben H. Donnelly     1886

Z

Invention                         Inventor(s)                     Date
Zip Fastener Whitcomb Judson 1893