Saturday, 14 March 2015

famous inventions-3

Cabbage Patch Kids

In 1976, Xavier Roberts invented 'Little Person' dolls, the first Cabbage Patch Kids.


Learn about the invention of early clocks, calendars, the quartz watch, timekeeping devices and the science of time.

Calcium Carbide Process

Thomas Leopold Willson invented a process for Calcium Carbide.


Timelines covering calculator patents since 1917. Learn about the history of Texas Instruments, the origins of the electronic calculator, the hand-held calculator and more.


The history of the camera - Camera Obscura, photography, the significant processes of photography, and who invented the polaroid and photographic film.

Can/Can Opener

A timeline of tin cans - learn how cans are made, filled and recycled. The history of the first can opener.

Canadian Inventions

Canadian inventors have patented more than one million inventions.


The history of candy.


Edward Goodrich Acheson invented carborundum. Carborundum is the hardest man-made surface and was needed to bring about the industrial age.

Card Games

The history of playing cards and card games like Uno.

Cardiac Pacemaker

Wilson Greatbatch invented an implantable cardiac pacemaker. Study the history of other cardiac devices.


Carmex is a salve for chapped lips and cold sores invented in 1936.


The history of the automobile covers over one hundred years -- learn about the patents and famous car models, view timelines or read about the first gasoline powered car.


The interesting history behind the carousel and other circus and theme park innovations.

Cash Register

James Ritty invented what was nicknamed the "Incorruptible Cashier" or the cash register.

Cassette Tape

In 1963, the Philips company became the first company to demonstrate the compact audio cassette.

Cat Eyes

Percy Shaw patented his road-safety invention called cat eyes, in 1934 when he was only 23.


Thomas Fogarty invented the embolectomy balloon catheter. Betty Rozier and Lisa Vallino co-invented the intravenous catheter shield. Ingemar Henry Lundquist invented the over the wire balloon catheter that is used in the majority of angioplasty procedures in the world.

Cathode Ray Tube

Electronic television is based on the invention of the cathode ray tube, which is the picture tube found in modern television sets.


Robert Ledley invented "diagnostic X-Ray systems", known as CAT-Scans.


George Smith and Willard Boyle received a patent for Charge-Coupled Devices or CCDs.

Cellular Phones/Cell Phones

How the FCC slowed the progress of a cellular phone system.

Cellophane Film

Cellophane film was invented by Jacques Brandenberger in 1908. Cellophane ® is the registered trademark of Innovia Films Ltd of Cumbria UK.

Celsius Thermometer

Swedish astronomer, Anders Celsius invented the centigrade scale and celsius thermometer.


In 1790, the First Census of the United States was taken.

Chain Saw

The history behind the humble chain saw.


French monks were the first to bottle a sparkling form of wine called Champagne, named after the Champagne region of France.


The history of chapstick - who invented chapstick and is it addictive?


Pompoms and the history of cheerleading innovations.

Cheese in a Can

The history of "Cheese in a Can".

Cheese Slicer

The cheese-slicer is a Norwegian invention.

Cheesecake and Cream Cheese

Cheesecake is believed to have originated in ancient Greece.

Chewing Gum

The history of chewing gum and bubble gum.

Chia Pet

Animal figurines have been designed which have live herbs that simulate the fur or hair of a particular animal.

Chinese Related

Learn about ancient Chinese technology and the history of Chinese inventions. Find lesson plans for teachers. Learn about the kite, chopsticks, umbrellas, gunpowder, firecrackers, the steelyard, abacus, cloisonné, ceramics, papermaking and more.


The history behind chocolate, chocolate bars and chocolate chip cookies.

Christmas Related

The history of candy canes, Christmas lights and Christmas trees.

Christmas Lights

In 1882, the first Christmas tree was lit by the use of electricity.

Cigarettes/Cigarette Lighters

This history of tobacco related products.


The clarinet evolved from an earlier instrument called the chalumeau, the first true single reed instrument.


Robert Fulton's steamboat the Clermont became the first successful steam-propelled vessel.


Learn about the invention of early clocks, calendars, the quartz watch, timekeeping devices and time measurement.


Reproductive and therapeutic.

Closed Captioning

Television closed captions are captions that are hidden in the television video signal, invisible without a special decoder.

Clothing Related

The history of our clothes - blue jeans, the bikini, the tuxedo, fabrics, fasteners and more.

Coat Hangers

Today’s wire coat hanger was inspired by a clothes hook patented in 1869 by O. A. North.


"Coca-Cola" was invented by Dr. John Pemberton in 1886. See Also - Coca Cola Vintage Advertising

Cochlear Implants - Bionic Ear

The cochlear implant is a prosthetic replacement for the inner ear or cochlea.


The history of the cultivation of coffee and innovations in brewing methods.

Cold Fusion Energy

Viktor Schauberger was the "father of cold fusion energy" and the designer of the first non-energy consuming "flying disc".

Color Television

Color television was by no means a new idea, a German patent in 1904 contained the earliest proposal - RCA color television system - Living Color.

Colt Revolver

Samuel Colt invented the first revolver aptly named the Colt revolver.

Combustion Engine

History of the internal combustion engine.

Combustion Engine - Diesel

Rudolf Diesel was the father of the "diesel-fueled" internal combustion engine or diesel engine.