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Personalities, their portraits, literature and inventions in the field of mechanism and machine science

Early modern times, ca. 1500-1780 (187)

  • Water wheels and wind turbines as input
  • Movable type revolutionizes the letterpress
  • Large-scale paper manufacture
From Agricola to Zonca

Industrial Revolution, ca. 1780-1850 (191)

  • Invention of the mechanical loom and the steam engine
  • Appearance of factories
  • Development of the textile and coal and steel industry as well as the railway construction
From Ampere to Willis

Industrialisation, ca. 1850-1920 (719)

  • Appearance of a large-scale industry in the areas of chemistry, electronics and steel
  • Development and use of internal combustion engines
  • Advent of electrification
From Aronhold to Zeuthen

Rationalisation, ca. 1920-1950 (442)

  • Increase in efficiency through assembly line, continuous, and mass production
  • Spreading of automobiles
  • Increase in consumer goods production
From Alt to Thue

Automation, since 1950 (4603)

  • Development of the electronics, microelectronics and computer industry
  • Fully automated installation of industrial facilities, Adoption of robots
  • Use of digital information systems
From Biezeno to Živkovic

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