Notable Inventions of the 1830s

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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.

1830: Lawn mower: Edwin Beard Budding

1830: Stenotype on punched paper strip: Karl Drais

1831: Multiple coil magnet: Joseph Henry

1831: Magnetic acoustic telegraph: Joseph Henry (patented 1837)

1831: Reaper: Cyrus McCormick

1831: Electrical generator: Michael Faraday, ?nyos Jedlik

1834: The Hansom cab is patented

1834: Louis Braille perfects his Braille system

1834: Refrigerator: Jacob Perkins

1834: Combine harvester: Hiram Moore

1835: Photogenic Drawing: William Henry Fox Talbot

1835: Revolver: Samuel Colt

1835: Morse code: Samuel Morse

1835: Electromechanical Relay: Joseph Henry

1835: Incandescent light bulb: James Bowman Lindsay

1836: Samuel Colt receives a patent for the Colt revolver (February 24)

1836: Improved screw propeller: John Ericsson

1836: Sewing machine: Josef Madersberger

1837: Photography: Louis-Jacques-Mand? Daguerre

1837: First US electric printing press patented by Thomas Davenport (February 25)

1837: Steel plow: John Deere

1837: Standard diving dress: Augustus Siebe

1837: Camera Zoom Lens: Jozef Maximili?n Petzval

1837: Magnetic telegraph: Samuel Morse

1838: Electric telegraph: Charles Wheatstone (also Samuel Morse)

1838: Forerunner of Morse code: Alfred Vail

1838: closed diving suit with a helmet: Augustus Siebe

1839: Vulcanization of rubber: Charles Goodyear  

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