Notable Inventions of the 1870s

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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.

1870: Magic Lantern projector: Henry R. Heyl

1870: Stock ticker: Thomas Alva Edison

1870: Mobile Gasoline Engine, fitted to a cart precursor to 1888 automobile: Siegfried Marcus

1871: Cable car (railway): Andrew S. Hallidie

1871: Compressed air rock drill: Simon Ingersoll

1872: Celluloid (later development): John W. Hyatt

1872: Adding machine: Edmund D. Barbour

1873: Railway knuckle coupler: Eli H. Janney

1873: Modern direct current electric motor: Z?nobe Gramme

1874: Electric street car: Stephen Dudle Field

1875: Dynamo: William A. Anthony

1875: Magazine (firearm): Benjamin B. Hotchkiss

1876: Carpet sweeper: Melville Bissell

1876: Gasoline carburettor: Daimler

1876: Loudspeaker: Alexander Graham Bell

1877: Stapler: Henry R. Heyl

1877: Induction motor: Nikola Tesla

1877: Phonograph: Thomas Alva Edison

1877: Electric welding: Elihu Thomson

1877: Twine Knotter: John Appleby

1877: Microphone: Emile Berliner

1878: Cathode ray tube: William Crookes

1878: Transparent film: Eastman Goodwin

1878: Rebreather: Henry Fleuss

1879: Pelton turbine: Lester Pelton

1879: Automobile engine: Karl Benz

1879: Cash register: James Ritty

1879: Automobile (Patent): George B. Seldon  

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