The history of inventions can be traced back to mankind’s very beginning. The inventions created by men have been recorded in the histories of many ancient cultures. These cultures included ancient Chinese, Egyptian, Aztec, Mayan, and other cultures. The invention timeline of inventions is usually a carefully chronology of particularly noteworthy or important technological inventions, where applicable.
The earliest inventions included flints, wheeled vehicles, and the electric furnace. Flints made from flint, which is a type of hard rock, include the first piece of equipment used by man to create fire. The wheeled vehicles are thought to be the first model of transportation invented by man. Inventions related to steam turbine, electric furnace, and aeronautical engineering were also produced by the ancient civilizations. Many of these technologies, such as the electric furnace, steam turbine, and aeronautical engineering, are still in use today. Some of these technologies were improved upon during the nineteenth century.
Improvements in transportation, including improvements to the internal combustion engine, and wireless telegraphy brought about new inventions in food preparation, clothing, and other industries. Improvements in clothing technology include things like the washing machine, the dryer, and the vacuum cleaner. Improvements in food preparation brought about such wonders as canned foods, canned tuna, ice cream, and other food products. Other inventions included airplanes, bicycles, telephones, television, radios, personal computers, and the telephone.
Two other famous inventions include the watch, and the radio. Both of these devices were later improved upon and become much more common place in society. Wrist watches originally only had the hands that showed the time, while the wrist watch gradually started displaying numbers or other symbols. When wireless telegraphy and the electric telegraph became available, these inventions took on new meaning. Today we can talk to people all over the world instantly, regardless of where they are located.
The last four inventions we will discuss were largely inventions that changed how that we write, read, and interact with others. The first electric sewing machine, and the first book were two other inventions that changed the way that we wrote. The electric sewing machine allowed people to create clothing with more ease, and the book allowed for the creation of literature.
These are just a few of the many different inventions that have come to light throughout the history of mankind. As you study the history of invention, and how different innovations transformed our society, you will likely learn about some other important inventions. The real inventions are still waiting to be discovered, but for now we have just introduced four of the most important ones.