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  1882 – Electrical power system by Edison    
       
  1883 – Automatic shoe making machine by Jan E. Matzeliger  
       
  1884 – Compound steam turbine by Charles Parsons    
       
  1885 – Linotype machine by Ottmar Mergenthaler  
     
  1885 – Electrical transformer by Zipernowsky, Beri, and Blathy and William Stanley    
     
  1886 – Electric welding machine    
       
  1887 – Photoelectric effect by Heinrich Hertz    
       
  1887 – Disc recording by Berliner    
       
  1888 – Alternating current motor by Nikola Tesla  
       
  1888 – Commercial adding machines by William Burroughs    
       
  1890 – Hollerith's census counter  
       
  1890 – Factory picture – Chicago  
       
  1890 – Word 'automation' first used in Strand magazine    
       
  1892 – Seward Babbitt (American) - a motorized crane with grippers    
       
  1892 – Diesel engine by Rudolf Diesel    
       
  1893 – Kinetoscope by Edison (early motion picture device)    
       
  1893 – Photoelectric cell by Julius Elster and Hans F. Geitel    
       
  1895 – X-rays by Wilhelm Rontgen    
     
     

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