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.Continue Reading
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