Notable Inventions of the 1890s

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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.

1890: Pneumatic Hammer: Charles B. King

1891: Thermal cracking process: Vladimir Shukhov

1891: Automobile Storage Battery: William Morrison

1891: Zipper: Whitcomb L. Judson

1891: Carborundum: Edward G. Acheson

1892: Color photography: Frederic E. Ives

1892: Automatic telephone exchange (electromechanical): Almon Strowger - First in commercial service.

1893: Photographic gun: E.J. Marcy

1893: Carburetor: Don?t B?nki and J?nos Csonka

1893: Half tone engraving: Frederic E. Ives

1893: Wireless communication: Nikola Tesla

1893: Radio: Nikola Tesla

1894: Radio transmission: Jagdish Chandra Bose

1895: Phatoptiken projector: Woodville Latham

1895: Phantascope: C. Francis Jenkins

1895: Diesel engine: Rudolf Diesel

1895: Radio signals: Guglielmo Marconi

1895: Shredded Wheat: Henry Perky

1896: Vitascope: Thomas Armat

1896: Steam turbine: Charles Curtis

1896: Electric stove: William S. Hadaway

1897: Automobile, magneto: Robert Bosch

1897: Modern escalator: Jesse W. Reno

1898: tapered roller bearing: Henry Timken

1898: Remote control: Nikola Tesla

1899: Iron-Mercury coherer with telephone detector: Jagdish Chandra Bose

1899: Automobile self starter: Clyde J. Coleman

1899: Magnetic tape recorder: Valdemar Poulsen

1899: Gas turbine: Charles Curtis  

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