The coolest inventions of the 19th century – Part 2

Welcome back, dear friends unafraid to study even though school is long gone and over.

The coolest inventions of the 19th century were, if well we remember, the latest topic for discussion.

Today we go more in-depth with this fun exploration of one of the greatest and most busy and amazing ages in all of human time.

Did you know that Avon Cosmetics and Coca Cola, some of the most prestigious brands today, both began their activity in the year 1886. The times were different then, but it seems their publicity efforts must have paid off, since they are household names today.

A couple of years later, the Kodak Camera was invented in 1888 by George Eastman, an American that took the invention of the time.

Frenchman Joseph Nicephore Niepce was the first man to take a photograph in 1814 and his 1826 camera is the oldest recorded surviving photography machine. Photography, however, is a very, very old late; in fact the first mention of an optical device that could catch the likeness of an outer image was in  Iraqi scientist Ibn- al- Haytham’s treaty written in 1021.

It’s time we talked about one of the greatest minds of the 19th, but also the 20th century: Nikola Tesla. Born in 1856 in the Austrian Empire, his interest towards science and inventions was sparked by his mother, who loved crafting little tools and all sorts of mechanical devices, more or less useful in the house.

Nikola arrived in New York in 1884 and started working for Edison. Some years later, he found his own scientific identity; he left the company of Edison – disappointed to see that, despite the fact that he had improved Edison’s motors, he wasn’t granted the promised 50.000 USD. He established a lab of his own and went on to discover the X-Rays, the cosmic radio, the magnetic field and magnetic resonance and the wireless remote control – among many others!

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