Inventions that contributed to the Second Industrial Revolution

Events

Dynamite

1866

Alfred Nobel invents dynamite in 1866.

Traffic Light

1868

John Peake Knight invents the traffic light in 1868.

Telephone

1876

Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone in 1876.

Steam Turbine

1884

The first steam turbine is patented by Charles Parson in 1884.

Hershey Bar

1900

Milton Hershey invents the Hershey Chocolate Bar in 1900.

Air Conditioner

1902

Willis Haviland Carrier invents the air conditioner in 1902.

Flashlight

1902

Conrad Hubert invents the flashlight in 1902.

Airplane

December 17, 1903

Orville and Wibur Wright invent the first successful airplane on December 17th, 1903.

Zipper

1913

Gideon Sundback invents the zipper in 1913.

Toaster

1919

Charles Strite invents the toaster in 1919.