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Mass Production and its Power Sources
James Watt patents a steam engine that produced continuous revolving motion.
Eli Whitney mechanizes the first assembly line.
First commercially used biomass gasifier is used in France.
Edwin Drake is the first to extract oil from his well.
Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir provides a gas-fired internal combustion engine.
Thomas Edison invents the light bulb.
Hydropower is used to power lighting in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
William J. Baileys invents a copper collector, which is used for solar energy.
Henry Ford creates the first moving assembly line.
A robot by the name of Ultimate was used on a GM assembly line as a welder.
Biofuels are used to power mass production today.
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