Notable Inventions of the 1850s

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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.

1852: Airship: Henri Giffard

1852: Passenger elevator: Elisha Otis

1852: Gyroscope: L?on Foucault

1855: Bunsen burner: Robert Bunsen

1855: Bessemer process: Henry Bessemer

1856: First celluloids: Alexander Parkes

1858: Undersea telegraph cable: Fredrick Newton Gisborne

1858: Shoe sole sewing machine: Lyman R. Blake

1858: Mason jar: John L. Mason

1859: Oil drill: Edwin L. Drake

1859: rechargable storage battery: Gaston Plante  

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