Mass Production and its Power Sources

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James Watt patents a steam engine that produced continuous revolving motion.

1781

Eli Whitney mechanizes the first assembly line.

1797

First commercially used biomass gasifier is used in France.

1840

Edwin Drake is the first to extract oil from his well.

1859

Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir provides a gas-fired internal combustion engine.

1860

Thomas Edison invents the light bulb.

1879

Hydropower is used to power lighting in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

1880

William J. Baileys invents a copper collector, which is used for solar energy.

1908

Henry Ford creates the first moving assembly line.

1913

A robot by the name of Ultimate was used on a GM assembly line as a welder.

1960

Biofuels are used to power mass production today.

2013