100 Years Ago:The Amazing Technology of 1910

on Monday, May 14, 2012

The Dawn of 2010 promises more amazing developments in the World of Technology.Already,Tourists can Visit Space,for a Price,nearly everything and everyone going digital,and medical science continues to test the boudaries, of what makes us truly Human.

One full century ago,the new technologies that had people talking were considered just as groundbreaking,.Electricity led the chrage of developments that were changing the way people lived everyday,with transportation and chemistry not far behind.

As the clocks of 1909 ticked towards 1910,more exciting inventions were just around the corner.

1910 brings new ways to clean,travel.

The first decade of 1900 s was an exciting time to be alive,with inventors continuing to make major strides in all disciplines.

The early years of the century saw the general public finally able to enjoy the fruits of what was achieved in electrical engineering during the previous century.By 1910,man suburban homes had been wired up with power and ne electric gadgets were being patented with fervor.Vacuum cleaners and washing machines had just become commercially available ,though were still expensive for so many middle-class families.

The Telephone was another hot new commodity in 1910,with millions of american homes are already connected by manually switch board.Those who did not have a phone to call their neighbor still had to rely on the paper for their news,however;though radio technology was in its infancy,regular broadcasts were still several years away.

In Transportation,those fist years of the 20 th century began the age of airships,marked by a craze for dirigibles such as the zeppelin and the Right bothers historic flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903.Henry Ford introduced his landmark MODEL T in 1908,making automobiles available and affordable to the masses for the first time.

Chemistry also charged full steam ahead in 1910.Advanced in the use of gases chilled the world out with the release of the first electric refrigerators and air-conditioning units.

Other new inventions,both influential and inane,that were making waves one century ago included:
  • Bakelite Plastic
  • Escalators
  • Teabags
  • Cellophane
  • Instant Coffee
  • Disposable Razor Blades
The best thing before Sliced Bread

The world was modernizing quickly by 1910, but some everyday things, we take for granted now were then still just a glimmer in their inventors eyes.

Men were still relying on buttons and women on painful corsets until 1913,for example,when clothing technology got a boost with the development of the zipper and modern Brassiere.Unfortunate Zipper accidents likely healed better with the invention of modern Band-Aid, which came about seven years later.

Steel turned Rusty until mid-decade,when the stainless variety ushered in a new era of efficient gun barrels and later,shiny appliances.

Finally,though the pop-up toaster first hit the market in 1919,the public had to wait almost ten years for its practicality to be fully realized.The "Greatest thing" of Modern Age ,the one invention against which all others are now compared-Sliced Bread-was born in Missouri in 1928.



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