There were many new inventions in the 1800s, including the steam hammer, the steam engine, steam boat, the battery, the arc lamp, electromagnet, and many, many more.
Each of these things contributed to the store of knowledge that the country already had, but only a few fit the two main requirements of the industrial Revolution; one, it had to be steam powered, and two, it had to save labor.
One of the many inventions from the early eighteen hundreds is the steam hammer.
It fits the general requirements of the Industrial Revolution, being steam powered and work-saving. It later inspired the steam engine, so it eventually made the travel trails from Independence, Missouri useless. This quirky-looking machine helped to make steel beams, so it helped with construction.
The steamboat was another of multiple inventions fitting the requirements, it saved work by allowing something to move faster on water than before, while also saving work for rowers, since they were obsolete now. The first owner of a steamboat was Robert Fulton, and he started a business carrying passengers up and down the New York River.
As basically a no-competition monopoly, he raked in a lot of cash – enough to pay the sues for unsafe rides at an insanely high price. He was eventually arrested, though, and his monopoly was ended as everyone else got the blueprint in general for the steamboat.
Another invention of the day was inspired by the steam hammer – the hammer could be powered by steam, so why not a set of wheels on a rail? They came up with an invention to do just that, and they called it the most unimaginative thing ever – the steam engine. It revolutionized land transportation and rendered the Pony Express completely pointless, as well as making many goods much cheaper because shipping was now so cheap.
Not all the inventions of the hundred years of mechanical enlightenment was all steam. One of the things that was not powered by steam was the electromagnet. The electromagnet was invented by Michael Faraday, and is still in use today. Faraday is also known for creating the Faraday Cage, which blocks EMP blasts. It is basically a box of chicken wire all around a certain thing. The electromagnet is a cool thing, using a magnet to create electricity. This was an amazing achievement at the time, since nobody had any idea how to make power. We still use it today, in a DC motor.
Another non-steam invention was the telegraph, invented by Samuel Morse in 1836. This invention revolutionized communication in the US, and allowed for news to spread faster than ever before. As this developed, the man who created it came up with a new way of communication that worked with the telegraph, called Morse code. Morse code is a series of dots and dashes that form letters. It allowed for news to spread even faster and faster.
In conclusion, as the inventions of the Industrial Revolution advanced, the world became smarter, more efficient, and eventually, these inventions influenced today.