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List of Major Turn-of-the-Century Inventions
1890-1900



 

Background

 

 

This is a list of 25 technological inventions and advances from the 1890s. The items on the list were chosen based on a wide range of criteria. Some were inventions that altered or enhanced quality of life at the turn of the century; some were advances that we still rely on in the modern era; and some were items that would simply be fun to discuss.



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Zipper

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Typewriter

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Rubber tires used on bicycles

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Carburetor

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Diesel engine

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X-ray

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Radio

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Cold cereal

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Aspirin

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Magnetic tape recorder

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Rubber heel (for shoe/boot)

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Movie projector

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Wireless radio telegraph

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Photoelectric cell

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Milk safety test

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Thermite (industrial material)

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Self-powered model airplane

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Bolt action rifle

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Motion picture camera

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Data processing machine

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Photocopying machine

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Bridle bit (for horse)

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Desk top pencil sharpener

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Dust pan

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Fountain pen

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Golf tee

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Dry cell battery (Ever Ready)

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Steel-framed skyscraper

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American Express Travelers Cheques

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Book matches

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Hershey chocolate bar

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Cathode-ray tube

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Jell-o

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Roll film

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Vacuum cleaner

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First American subway built

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Cracker Jack

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Peanut agricultural science

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Dirgible

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Dixie cup (paper cup)

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Dishwasher

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Peep show

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Escalator

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Gasoline powered car

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Player piano

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Submarine

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Double-edge safety razor



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