From penicillin to the telephone, there were some pretty amazing and very impactful inventions in the 18th – 20th century. Here are some of those famous inventions.
In 1814, the very first photo image was taken with a camera obscure by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. The image eight hours of exposure to light and faded later so Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre is appraised as the inventor with his practical photographic process in 1837.
The television was developed based on the rotating disk model built by Paul Nipkow in 1884. Scottish John Baird and American Charles Jenkins developed the mechanical model. Vladmir Zworkin and Philo Farnsworth worked independently to develop the electronic model.
The telephone changes voices and sounds into electrical impulses that are transmitted to different locations by wire. Another telephone on the receiving end collects those impulses and changes them back into perceptible voices and sounds. The very first one was built by Alexander Graham Bell in 1875.
In 1928, penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming and Andrew Moyer patented the first industrial production technique in 1948.
Barthelemy Thimonnier was a French tailor, and he developed the sewing machine in 1830. Walter Hunt developed the first American model in 1834.
And English chemist, Humphry Davy invented the earliest electric light in 1809. Sir Joseph Wilson Swan developed a bulb with carbon fiber filament in 1878 before Thomas Alva Edison invented a longer burning carbon filament light bulb in 1879.
A French mechanic, Nicola Joseph Cugnot invented the earliest self moving vehicle in 1769. In 1885, Karl Benz developed a more practical steam model. The gas engine came later in 1885 by Gottlieb Daimler.
The very first steam engine was developed and patented by a military engineer, Thomas Savery, in 1698. In 1712, Thomas Newcomen developed the atmospheric steam engine and James Watt upgraded this in 1765.