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18th Century Innovation Timeline
1701 Seed Drill Jethro Tull
1742 Franklin Stove Benjamin Franklin
1752 Lightning Rod Benjamin Franklin
1760 Bifocal Glasses Benjamin Franklin
1764 Spinning Jenny Thomas Highs
1767 Jigsaw Puzzle
Spinning Jenny
John Spilsbury
James Hargreaves
1775 Mechanized Textile Loom Richard Arkwright
1782 Shot Tower

William Watts


Hot Air Balloon

Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier

1790 Pot Ash Process
United States Patent System
Samuel Hopkins
United States Congress
1793 Cotton Gin Eli Whitney
1796 Smallpox Vaccine Edward Jenner
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