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  1851 – Sewing machine by Isaac Singer    
       
  1856 – Blast furnace for steel making by Henry Bessemer  
       
  1856 – Pointer telegraph by Ernst Werner von Siemens    
       
  1859 – Oil well dug in Pennylvania    
       
  1859 – Word 'technology' coined    
       
  1860 – Gas engine by Etienne Lenoir    
       
  1861 – Electric furnace by William Siemens    
       
  1868 – Air brake by George Westinghouse  
       
  1870 – Celluloid plastic by John W. Hyatt    
       
  1873 – Typewriter by C. L. Scholes  
       
  1875 – Cathode-ray tube by William Crookes    
       
  1876 – Gas engine by Nikolaus Otto    
       
  1876 – Telephone by Alexander Graham Bell  
       
  1879 – Incandescent electric lamp by Thomas A. Edison  
       
     
     

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