Rush of Inventions
By: Angel Davis
During the late 1800’s, there was a time of great change. This was near the end of the industrial revolution in America. Some of the greatest inventions were invented during this time. We still use most of the inventions today, they are just modified to fit the needs of America today. 3 of the major inventions and innovations that came out of this time were the telephone, typewriter, and the incandescent light bulb.
The telephone was said to be invented by Alexander Graham Bell, some critics believe that the real inventor was a man named Elisha Gray. After many debates people commonly now believe that Alexander Graham Bell invented the first telephone. Inspired by his deaf parents he wanted to invent something that people could use easily and was easy to access. So he worked on his invention day and night for many days. Eventually He got the perfect thing that he had been looking for. He had finally invented a device that you could hear human voices through technology. On March 7, 1876 after all of Alexander G. Bell’s hard work he patented his great invention. According to today’s society and his timeframe of people, classified this as one of the greatest patents in history. Without the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell we wouldn’t have modern day technology such as cell phones and computers. Today’s society wouldn’t be nothing like it is today if he hadn’t of invented such a brilliant thing.
In 1867 an American printer and editor named Christopher Latham Sholes invented one of the next greatest inventions of our time, the typewriter. This is commonly known as the keyboard which I type this project on today. His invention worked by when you hit a key, which struck upward to a flat plate, which in this process created a carbon impression of letters and numbers. His idea was patented on June 23, 1863. To me...