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  • Enlightenment And The Industrial Revolution
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    THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. The Industrial Revolution is the name given to the movement in which machines changed people's way of life as well as their methods of manufacture. About the time of the American Revolution, English People began to use machines to make cloth and steam engines to run the machines. Sometime later they invented locomotives. Productivity began a steep climb. By 1850 most Englishmen were laboring in industrial towns and Great Britain had become the workshop of the world. Fr...
  • Short History Of Machine Tools
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    The Two Countries That Invented The Industrial Revolution by Curt Anderson Why do the British and American approaches to machinery differ A short his The Two Countries That Invented The Industrial Revolution by Curt Anderson Why do the British and American approaches to machinery differ A short history of machine tools explains why. No two countries were more responsible for the Industrial Revolution than America and England. In England, during the 18th and 19th centuries there was no shortage o...
  • Sholes Glidden Type Writer
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    The first type writer was called the "Sholes &Glidden Type Writer", and it was produced by the gun makers E. Remington & Sons in Ilion NY from 1874-1878. It was not a great success (not more than 5,000 were sold), but it started a worldwide industry, and it brought the mechanization to dreary, time-consuming office work. Christopher Latham Sholes was the creative genius behind the first typewriter to be produced. Many of the basic principles that he introduced set standards for the industry. Sho...
  • Industrial Revolution And The Implementing Of Machines
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    Machineries are used in everyday life and had benefited us in many ways. The invention of machines started to quicken in the last hundred years but it is the industrial revolution which brought about a change in many industries by introducing the use of machines so that goods could produced at a much faster and cheaper rate. Starting in the early 19th Century the United States underwent the industrial revolution. The work that many people did changed as they moved from farms and small workshops ...
  • Machine Tools The Industrial Revolution
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    Causes The causes of the Industrial Revolution were complex and remain a topic for debate, with some historians seeing the Revolution as an outgrowth of social and institutional changes wrought by the end of feudalism in Great Britain after the English Civil War in the 17th century. The Enclosure movement and the British Agricultural Revolution made food production more efficient and less labor-intensive, forcing the surplus population who could no longer find employment in agriculture into the ...
  • Elijah McCoy
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    Elijah McCoy was born in Colchester, Ontario Canada on May 2, 1844, the son of former slaves who had fled from Kentucky before the U.S. Civil War. Educated in Scotland as a mechanical engineer, Elijah McCoy returned to the United States and settled in Detroit, Michigan. He began experimenting with a cup that would regulate the flow of oil onto moving parts of industrial machines. His first invention was a lubricator for steam engines, U.S. 129,843, which issued on July 12, 1872. The invention al...
  • Industrial Revolution
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    Was The Industrial Revolution Good or Bad For Society. In my opinion I think this was the best thing that happened to Europe. Where do you really think England would be if the country did not Revolve It would most likely be a third world country with out it. England was blessed with good harbors, natural resources, and a favorable climate. Who wouldn't take this opportunity to try and make the country a better place to live I know I sure would. Of course at the start of the industrial revolution...

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