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Telescope

invented by Hans Lippershey

telescope is an optical instrument using lenses, curved mirrors, or a… 

Slide Rule

invented by William Oughtred

The slide rule is a mechanical analog computer. The slide rule is used… 

Barometer

invented by Evangelista Torricelli

A barometer is a scientific instrument that is used to measure air pressure in… 

Vacuum pump

invented by Otto von guericke

A vacuum pump is a device that draws gas molecules from a sealed volume in… 

Friction machine

invented by Otto von guericke

An electrostatic generator, or electrostatic machine, is an electromechanical… 

Piano

invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori

The piano is an acoustic, keyboard and stringed musical instrument in which the… 

Thermometer

invented by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

A thermometer is a device that measures temperature or a temperature gradient… 

Octant

invented by John hadley Thomas godfrey

The octant, also called reflecting quadrant, is a measuring instrument used… 

Flying shuttle

invented by John kay

The flying shuttle was one of the key developments in the industrialization of… 

lead chamber process

invented by John Roebuck

The lead chamber process was an industrial method used to produce sulfuric acid… 

Artificial refrigeration machine

invented by William Cullen

The term refrigeration means cooling a space, substance or system to lower… 

Refrigeration

invented by William Cullen

The term refrigeration means cooling a space, substance or system to lower… 

Spinning jenny

invented by James Hargreaves

The spinning jenny is a multi-spindle spinning frame, and was one of the key… 

Steam engine

invented by James Watt

A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as… 

Car

invented by Nicolas-joseph cugnot

A car (or automobile) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation. Most… 

Weighing scale

invented by Richard Salter

A scale or balance is a device to measure weight or mass. These are also known… 

screw-cutting lathe

invented by Jesse Ramsden

A screw-cutting lathe is a machine (specifically, a lathe) capable of cutting… 

Sewing machine

invented by Thomas Saint

A sewing machine is a machine used to sew fabric and materials together with… 

Telegraph

invented by claude Chappe

Telegraphy is the long-distance transmission of messages where the sender uses… 

Cotton Gin

invented by Eli Whitney

A cotton gin – meaning “cotton engine” – is a machine that… 

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