FC: Inventors of the 1800s | By: Megan Luttmer
1: The inventors of the early 1800s would like to share their amazing inventions with you all. So come and meet the 6 revolutionary inventions of that time.
2: I memorized Britain's machinery and brought it to America. This allowed manufactured products to be made faster and cheaper. | Hi, my name is Samuel Slater or the "Father of the Factory System" as others like to call me. I invented the first effective factory system in America in 1791.
3: The mower-reaper was the first big tool that was light enough to be pulled by horses. It did the work of five men at one time. This invention had a wide cut and made it possible for large scale specialized farming (cash crops). | I invented the mechanical mower-reaper in the 1830s. Can you guess who I am? My name is Cyrus McCormick.
4: The plow broke virgin soil on farms all over America. It was sharp and effective and was also the one of the first farming tools that was light enough to be pulled by horses instead of oxen. | My name is John Deere and in 1837, I invented the steel plow.
5: This is like the telephone you have now but bigger and a lot simpler. The telegraph allowed instant communication, helped the business world, and helped spread news through out America. The very first telegraph was set up during the Civil War between Washington to Baltimore for Morse Code. | I am Samuel F. B. Morse and I invented the telegraph in 1844.
6: The sewing machine gave a strong boost to northern industrialization and was the foundation of ready-made clothing (like what people buy at stores). It brought seamstresses from their homes to factories. | Every house used to have one of my inventions. Can you guess what it is? It's the sewing machine and my name is Elias Howe. I invented it in 1846.
7: The invention of interchangeable parts was the beginning of the assembly line. Interchangeable parts ensured that military weapons would be easier to repair and mass-produced. The assembly line method was one of the greatest ideas that came out of interchangeable parts. | And finally my name is Eli Whitney and I invented the cotton gin, but most importantly, interchangeable parts in 1850.