Notable Inventions of the 17th Century

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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

1608: Telescope: Hans Lippershey

1609: Microscope: Galileo Galilei

1620: Slide rule: William Oughtred

1623: Automatic calculator: Wilhelm Schickard

1631: Vernier scale: Pierre Vernier

1642: Adding machine: Blaise Pascal

1643: Barometer: Evangelista Torricelli

1645: Vacuum pump: Otto von Guericke

1657: Pendulum clock: Christiaan Huygens

1672: Steam car: Ferdinand Verbiest

1679: Pressure cooker: Denis Papin

1698: Steam engine: Thomas Savery

1700: Piano: Bartolomeo Cristofori  

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