What Are Some Examples of Late 1800s Technology?


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The telephone, motion picture and typewriter are a few examples of the major technological innovations made during the late 1800s. The steam locomotive, electric lighting and the telegraph were also invented during this time period.

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The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. Telephones were first run with switching services enabling telephones to connect with one another. Thomas Edison trademarked his ideas for a motion picture device in 1891. His invention was called the kinetoscope and had the ability to record and produce objects in motion. The modern typewriter was created in 1873 by Christopher Shole and marked the introduction of the 'QWERTY keyboard.' While the keyboard only used capital letters, other models provided the ability to use both lowercase and uppercase letters by the late 1800s.

The railroad was the most efficient and fastest means of transportation in the early 1800s, with trains run by steam engines fueled through wood and coal. Though Edison didn't invent the light bulb, in 1879, he developed a safe, inexpensive and longer- lasting bulb that lasted for months -previous bulbs could only burn for a few hours. The telegraph was invented by Samuel Morse in 1844; the advancement required trained persons to send the messages from telegraph offices.

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