chapter 22: the revolution in energy and industry

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thomas savery invents steam engine

1698

thomas newcomen invents steam engine

1705

putting-out method is more and more limited in britain

1760

arkwright's water frame invented

1765

hargreave's spinning jenny invented

1765

watt makes better steam engine

1769

canal-building boom starts in britain

1770 - 1780

indust rev begins in britain

1780

quickening in british industrial growth

1780 - 1790

Edmund cartwright invents power loom

1785

steam engine is in success in britain

1785

time of national catastrophe for france and others

1789 - 1815

samuel crompton invents spinning technique

1790

william cockerill starts building equipment

1799

combination acts

1799

first "steamer on wheels"

1800

indust rev spreads to other parts of europe

1815

rail for supporting a heavy locomotive developed

1816

george stephenson builds effective locomotive

1825

british cotton textile industry is above all other industries in britain

1831

factory act of 1833

1833

mines act of 1842

1842

standard of living starts to improve

1850

industrial revolution complete in britain

1850

period of rapid economic growth

1850 - 1873

great exhibition industrial fair

1851

financial crash

1873