~The Year of Invention....~

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Invention

Year

Needle Prehistory

Sickle

Prehistory

Spade

Prehistory
Dolls Antiquity
Dominoes Antiquity
Horn Antiquity
Flute  Neolithic
Marbles Antiquity

Organ

20OBC
Chess 500AD
Harpsichord 14th Century
Oil Painting  1420
Coffee                                      15th Century
Violin 1529
Microscope, Compound 1590
Telescope 1608
Popcorn 1630
Clock, Pendulum 1657
Clarinet 1670
Bassoon 1671
Croissant 1683
Coffee Grinder 1687
Champagne 1688
Candy Cane Late 1600's
Piano 1709
Thermometer, Mercury 1714
Checkers, Modern 1720
Dollhouse, Earliest American 1744
Eyeglasses, Framed 1746
Eraser 1750
Puzzles, Jig Saw 1760
Encyclopedia Britannica 1768
Circular Saw 1777
Toy Soldiers, US 1777
Bifocal Lens 1780
Chrysanthemum 1789
Gas Lighting 1792
Pencil, Modem Form 1792
Tennis 1793
Music Box 1796
Coffee Pot, Drip 1802
Canning, Food 1804
Oil Lamp 1804
Powdered Milk 1805
Dentists Chair 1810
Tin Cans 1810
Gun, Breechloader 1811
Pruning Shears 1815
Trumpet, Valve 1815
Metronome 1816
Kaleidoscope 1817
Pin, Sewing 1817
Chocolate Bars 1819
Stethoscope 1819
Saturday Evening Post 1821
Makintosh (Raincoat) 1823
Aluminum 1825
Match, Friction 1827
Cocoa Powder 1828
Accordion 1829
Braille Printing 1829
Lawn Mower 1831
Hat Pin 1832
Newspaper, Mass Circulation US 1833
Photography 1835
Pistol (Revolver) 1836
Baseball 1840
Clock, Electric 1840
Postage Stamp, Adhesive 1840
Suspenders 1840
Christmas Card 1843
Saxophone 1846
Sewing Machine 1846
Clock, Alarm 1847
Lamp, Arc 1847
Tape Measure, Sewing 1847
Baby Carriage 1848
Pin, Safety 1849
Bridge (Card Game) 1850
Garden Hose 1850
Guitar, Modern 1850
Ice Skates, Modern 1850
Mahjong 1850
Bloomers 1851
Lock, Cylinder 1851
Postage Stamp, Perf. 1854
Burner, Gas 1855
Harmonica 1857
Mason Jar 1858
Battery, Rechargeable 1859
Linoleum 1860
Rifle, Repeating 1860
Balloon  1860
Machine Gun 1861
Post Card 1861
Piano, Player 1863
Roller Skates, Modern 1863
Soccer, Modern 1863
Automobile, Experimental 1864
Fire Extinguisher 1866
Instant Coffee 1867
Parcheesi 1867
Granny Smith Apples 1868
Chewing Gum 1869
Margarine 1869
Little Women  1869
Typewriter, First Marketed 1870
McCall's Magazine 1870
Spring Mattress 1871
Toothpicks Mass Produced 1872
Jeans, Levi 1873
Carpet Sweeper 1876
Ice-Skating Rinks 1876
Telephone 1876
Flush Toilet 1876
Microphone  1877
Phonograph 1877
Shampoo 1877
Baseball Cards 1878
Cash Register 1879
Lamp, Incandescent 1879
Football, American 1880
Adhesive Bandage 1882
Ladies Home Journal 1883
Pen, Fountain 1884
Adding Machine (Modern) 1885
Bicycle, Modern 1885
Motorcycle 1885
Good Housekeeping  1885
Coca Cola 1886
Cosmopolitan 1886
Gramophone 1887
Record, Cylinder 1887
Record, Disc 1887
Straw, Drinking 1888
Camera, Kodak 1888
National Geographic Magazine 1888
Collier's  1888-1957
Aspirin 1889
Automobile, Gasoline 1889
Bra 1889
Vanity Fair 1889-1936
Ragtime 1890's
Ice Cream Sundae 1890
Basketball 1891
Zipper 1891
Photo, Color 1892
Radiator, Electric 1892
Matchbook 1892
Pledge of Allegiance 1892
Electric Room Heater 1892
Vogue Magazine 1892
Photo Film, Celluloid Roll 1893
Cracker Jacks 1893
Ferris Wheel 1893
Volleyball  1895
X-Ray 1895
Model T Ford 1896
Olympics, Modern 1896
Stove, Electric 1896
Gun, Browning 1897
Corn Flakes 1898
The Wizard of Oz 1900
Lionel Train (Toy) 1900
Razor, Safety 1901
Washer, Electric 1901
Crayola Crayons 1903
Juke Box 1906
Thermos 1906
Vacuum Cleaner, Electric 1907
Wristwatch      1907
Cellophane 1908
Gun Silencer 1908
The Wind In The Willows  1908
Lamp, Neon 1909
Kewpie Doll 1909
The Secret Garden 1910
Air Conditioning 1911
Automobile, Self Starting 1911
Cold Cream 1911
Photo Film, Color 1912
Crossword, Puzzle 1913
Refrigerator 1913
Dolly Dingle 1913
Golden Apples 1914
Tinker Toys 1914
Raggedy Ann 1915
Steel, Stainless 1916
Razor, Electric 1917
Toaster, Automatic 1916
Lincoln Logs 1916
Telephone, Candlestick w/Dial 1919
Hair Dryer 1920
Poker, Modern 1920
Ice Cream Bars 1922
Better Homes & Gardens 1922
Television 1923
Video Camera 1923
Time 1923
Frozen Food 1924
Kleenex 1924
Little Orphan Annie 1924
Circuit Breaker 1925
Scotch Tape 1925
African Violet Developed as House Plant 1925
Aerosol Spray 1926
Winnie The Pooh 1926
Movie, Talking 1927
Water Skiing 1927
Telephone, Candlestick Handset 1927
Reader's Digest 1927
Mickey Mouse 1928
Radio-Flyer Wagon 1929
Mixmaster 1930
Mickey Mouse Toy  1930
Betty Boop 1930
Alka-Seltzer 1931
Microscope, Electronic 1931
Paddle Ball 1931
Comic Book 1933
Monopoly 1933
Radio, FM 1933
Newsweek 1933
Donald Duck 1934
Trampoline 1936
Life Magazine  1936
Nylon 1937
Telephone, Desk 1937
Lamp, Florescent 1938
Pen, BallPoint 1938
Balloon, Helium 1939
Paperback book 1939
Bat Man Comics 1939
Penicillin (Practical Use) 1941
Bikini 1946
Slinky 1946
Frisbee 1947
Microwave Oven 1947
Record, Long Playing 1947
Silly Putty 1947
Howdy Doodie 1947
Camera, Polaroid 1948
Scrabble 1948
Mr. Potato Head  1948
Cootie Game 1948
Betsy Wetsy Doll 1950
Telephone, Modern 1950
Matchbox Cars 1950
Microscope, Field Ion 1951
Movie, Panoramic 1952
TV Dinner 1954
Lego Bricks 1955
Play-Doh 1955
Barbie Doll 1958
Credit Card, Bank 1958
Hula Hoop 1958
Computer, Mini 1960
Hair Spray 1960
Etch-a-Sketch 1960
Cassette Audio 1963
Mini Skirt 1965
Cassette, Videotape 1969
Plastic Bottle 1969
Life (Board Game) 1970
Video Game (Pong) 1972
VHS (Video Home System) VCR 1975
Compact Disc 1979
Walkman 1979
Cabbage Patch Doll 1983

 

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