British inventions made between 1750 and 1900 include the centrifugal governor, the Charlotte Dundas steamboat, the steam locomotive, the photographic camera and Marconi's wireless communication. The time between 1750 and 1900 in Britain witnessed both the Industrial Revolution and the Victorian Era.Know More
One of the most notable British inventions between 1750 and 1900 was the Centrifugal governor, which James Watt invented in 1788. The purpose of a centrifugal governor was to regulate the amount and speed of steam into the cylinders of an engine.
The first practical steamboat, made by William Symington, was put to the test in March 1802. However, perhaps the most notable of British inventions was the steam locomotive, invented by Richard Trevithick and based on the steam-powered engine developed by James Watt. The first passenger steam locomotive, "The Puffing Devil," was tested on Dec. 24, 1801. Three years later, Richard Trevithick developed the first passenger steam locomotive to run on a track. For this reason, although he died in poverty, Richard Trevithick is considered one of the most notable figures of the Industrial Revolution.
Finally, Guglielmo Marconi's wireless telegraph system, which he developed in 1896, marked one of the last great British inventions between 1750 and 1900.Learn more about Inventions
Guglielmo Marconi invented the first effective system of radio communication, and developed wireless communication from there. In 1901, he sent wireless signals across the Atlantic Ocean, which disproved the belief that the Earth's curvature would affect the transmission.Full Answer >
Over the course of his career, Thomas Edison accumulated 1,093 patents for his inventions, including the phonograph, the motion-picture camera, the alkaline battery and the automatic telegraph. While he did not invent the light bulb, he was the first to invent an incandescent light bulb reliable enough for use in the home, and he developed a suitable electricity-generation system to power it.Full Answer >
To patent an invention, an inventor must submit an application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As of February 2015, applicants must ensure that no similar patent exists, choose a patent type, pay the fees, submit the application and work with an examiner to complete the process.Full Answer >
Marco Polo, a Venetian merchant and explorer in the 13th century, is not credited with any inventions. However, the book depicting his travels introduced many Asian inventions and ideas to Europe.Full Answer >