Notable Inventions of the 1910s

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Dates for inventions are often controversial. Inventions are often invented by several inventors around the same time, or may be invented in an impractical form many years before another inventor improves the invention into a practical form. Where there is ambiguity, the date of the first working version of the invention is used here.

1910: Thermojet engine: Henri Coandă

1911: Gyrocompass: Elmer A. Sperry

1911: Automobile self starter (perfected): Charles F. Kettering

1911: Air conditioner: Willis Haviland Carrier

1911: Cellophane: Jacques Brandenburger

1911: Hydroplane: Glenn Curtiss

1912: Ecstasy: Merck

1912: Photography ;Lapse-time camera for use with plants:Arthur C. Pillsbury

1912: Regenerative radio circuit: Edwin H. Armstrong

1913: Cracking process for Gasoline: William M. Burten

1913: Crossword: Arthur Wynne

1913: Double acting wrench: Robert Owen

1913: Gyroscope stabilizer: Elmer A. Sperry

1913: Radio receiver, cascade tuning: Ernst Alexanderson

1913: Radio receiver, heterodyne: Reginald Fessenden

1913: Stainless steel: Harry Brearley

1913: X-Ray (improved): William D. Coolidge

1914: Radio transmitter triode mod.: Ernst Alexanderson

1914: Liquid fuel rocket: Robert Goddard

1914: Tank, military: Ernest Dunlop Swinton

1915: Tungsten Filament: Irving Langmuir

1915: Searchlight arc: Elmer A. Sperry

1915: Radio tube oscillator: Lee DeForest

1915: Pyrex: Corning Inc.

1916: Browning Gun: John Browning

1916: Thompson submachine gun: John T. Thompson

1916: Incandescent gas lamp: Irving Langmuir

1917: Sonar echolocation: Paul Langevin

1917: Cruise missile: Charles Kettering

1918: Superheterodyne receiver: Edwin H. Armstrong

1918: Interrupter gear: Anton Fokker

1918: Radio crystal oscillator: A.M. Nicolson

1918: Pop-up toaster: Charles Strite

1919: Flip-flop circuit: William Eccles and F. W. Jordan

1919: Theremin: Leon Theremin