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Inventions and Technology. By: Rob Hutchison. James Brindley. Born: 1716, Turnstead , England Died: Sept. 27, 1772 Civil Engineer First modern English canal engineer Designed and engineered the canal network necessary for industrialization of the midlands. . Early Life.

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inventions and technology

Inventions and Technology

By: Rob Hutchison

james brindley
James Brindley
  • Born: 1716, Turnstead, England
  • Died: Sept. 27, 1772
  • Civil Engineer
  • First modern English canal engineer
  • Designed and engineered the canal network necessary for industrialization of the midlands.
early life
Early Life
  • Grew up in area populated by small tenant farmers
  • Barely literate throughout life
  • Worked as a laborer and showed interest in machinery
  • Was an apprentice to a millwright for 7 years.
successes
Successes
  • Began survey for Duke’s Canal in 1759
  • In 1760 work began immediately on the canal
  • Constructed first canal aqueduct with stone span of 3 arches.
john fitch
John Fitch
  • Born: Jan. 21, 1743; Windsor, Connecticut
  • Died: July 2, 1798
  • One of the first to produce serviceable steamboat
early life1
Early Life
  • Taken out of school at age 8 to do field chores
  • Taught himself elementary arithmetic and geography
  • Ran off to Rocky Hill, Connecticut to become a sailor, returned shortly
  • Became apprentice to two watchmakers
  • Eventually started to journey up and down east coast, until he stopped in Bucks County, PA around 1775
successes1
Successes
  • 1785 built model of steamboat to present to the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia
  • George Washington and Ben Franklin both backed his model
  • Took 3 tries to build a working model
  • In 1788 built working

model that ran in record time.

inventions 1730 1759
Inventions (1730-1759)
  • 1742- Celsius temperature scale devised by Anders Celsius
  • 1746- Jean Etienne Guettard draws first geological map of France
inventions 1730 1780
Inventions (1730-1780)
  • 1752- Benjamin Franklin invents lightening conductor
  • 1769- James Watt patents steam engine
  • 1799- Louis Robert invents

paper machine

inventions 1760 1789
Inventions (1760- 1789)
  • 1793- Cotton gin invented in America by Eli Whitney
  • 1796- Physician Edward Jenner creates vaccination for smallpox

in England

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