Innovations during the Gilded Age

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Innovations during the
Gilded Age
1865-1901
CHAD KRANZUSCH
BRADY BUCHBERGER
Introduction
 The following inventions
pushed Industrialization to
great heights during the
Gilded Age: the telephone,
light bulb, and the Kodak
camera are just a few of
main ones. Others include
the first record player,
motor, motion picture,
phonograph, and cigarette
roller.
Thomas Alva Edison
 “My ambition is to build a great
Industrial Works”
 Inventor
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Phonograph (Record Player)
Magnetic ore separation
Motion Picture Projector (Kinetoscope)
Electric light or light bulb
Also created the nations first research
laboratory
Electricity
 AC power (Alternating
Current)
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The Westinghouse Company
 The Incandescent Light bulb
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Created by Humphrey Davy
 Electric Motor
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Nikola Tesla in 1888
Other Innovations
 Cigarette Rolling Machine
 Power Generators
 Transition lines and relay stations
Continued
 First film camera (Kodak)
 IBM
 General Electric
 First Corporate industrial research laboratory
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Ran by Willis Whitney
Alexander Graham Bell
 Created the first telephone
 Formed the Bell Telephone Company 1877
 Invention of Microphone
Conclusions
 In conclusion, the key people to
the inventions that pushed the
Industrialization were Alexander
Graham Bell, Thomas Edison,
Eastman Kodak, and Nikola
Tesla and others. They all made
large contributions to the
technology and mass production
of the Industrial Revolution.
 This led to the technology we use
today.
Sources
 Primary Source
 Maier, Pauline. Inventing America, Volume II : A History of
the United States - 1st Ed. 2003 ed. New York: W. W. Norton &
Company, Incorporated, 2003. Print.
 Brauun, Eric, and Jay Crosby. Our Nation's Archive: The History
of the United States in Documents. New York: Black Dog &
Leventhal Publishers, 1999. Print.
 "Great Inventions of the Gilded Age Timeline." Shmoop: Study Guides
& Teacher Resources. Web. 22 Feb. 2010.
<http://www.shmoop.com/great-inventions/timeline.html>.

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