The Industrial Revolution started around 1760. The Industrial Revolution caused a transition in production methods that created more efficient manufacturing processes. This transition witnessed a shift from a predominantly handmade production method to a machine-assisted production method.
This period started in Britain during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Industrial Revolution ended between 1820 and 1840. During the period from 1760 to 1840, there was a shift to iron production, chemical manufacturing and improved water power efficiency. There was also an increase in the use of steam power and a change from wood or bio-fuels to coal. The shift to machinery was widespread in factories and mass production.