Technological Advances from 1920 to 1940: Inventing the Future

The years of 1920-1940 were a time of great advancement. They created new means of transportation on land and in the sky. We created the newest medicines that would change the way that the world lived. The great depression was upon this country, but we were continuing to advance.

This timeline focuses on the advancements of technology between the years 1920 and 1940. Many great advencements were made during these years and this timeline can be used to show them in a simple and condensed format.

1920-01-01 18:19:03

Tommy Gun

It was patented by John T. Thompson.

1920-01-01 18:19:03

Band-Aid

It was invented by Earle Dickson.

1921-01-01 18:12:24

First Robot Built

Artificial life begins with the first robot built.

1921-01-01 18:12:24

Lie Detector

Invented by John Larson

1922-01-01 18:12:24

Insulin

Invented by Sir Fredrick Grant Banting

1922-01-01 18:12:24

First 3-D movie

This year marked the first release of a 3-D movie which featured red and green lensed glasses!

1923-01-01 18:12:24

Iconoscope

The television or iconoscope (cathode-ray tube) was invented by Vladimir Kosma Zworykin

1923-01-01 18:12:24

Traffic Signal

Invented by Garrett A. Morgan

1923-01-01 18:12:24

Self Winding Watch

Invented by John Hardwood

1923-01-01 18:12:24

Frozen Food

Invented by Clarence Birdseye

1924-01-01 18:12:24

Dynamic Loudspeaker

Invented by Rice and Kellog

1925-01-01 18:12:24

Mechanical Television

It was a precursor to the modern television invented by John Loqie Baird

1926-01-01 13:44:25

Liquid-fueled Rockets

Invented by Robert H. Goddard

1927-01-01 13:44:25

Complete Electronic TV System

Invented by Philo Taylor Farnsworth

1927-01-01 13:44:25

Technicolor

Invented in 1927

1927-01-01 13:44:25

Aerosol Can

Invented by Erik Rothheim

1927-01-01 20:23:54

Iron Lung

Invented by Philip Drinker, Used to help those who can't breathe breathe using water pressure

1928-01-01 20:23:54

electirc shaver

Patented by Jacob Shick

1928-01-01 20:23:54

Penicillin

Discovered by Sottish Biologist Alexander Fleming

1929-01-01 20:23:54

Car Radio

Invented by American Paul Galvin

1930-01-01 20:23:54

Scotch Tape

Patented by 3M engineer Richard G. Drew

1930-01-01 20:23:54

Neoprene

Invented by Wallace Carothers and Dupont Labs

1930-01-01 20:23:54

Differential Analyzer

Better known as an analog computer, it was invented by Vannevar Bush at MIT in Boston

1930-01-01 20:23:54

Jet Engine

Invented by Frank Whittle and Dr. Hans von Ohain

1931-01-01 20:23:54

Electron Microscope

Co-invented by Max Knott and Ernst Ruska

1932-01-01 20:23:54

Polaroid Photography

Invented by Edwin Herbert Land

1932-01-01 20:23:54

Radio Telescope

Invented by Karl Jansky

1933-01-01 20:23:54

Frequency Modulation

FM Radio invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong

1933-01-01 20:23:54

Stereo Records

First invented

1933-01-01 20:23:54

First Drive-in Movie Theater

Richard M. Hollingshead built a prototype in his driveway

1934-01-01 20:23:54

Road Reflectors

Invented by Percy Shaw

1934-01-01 20:23:54

First Magnetic Recording

Invented by Joseph Begun

1935-01-01 20:23:54

Nylon (polymer 6.6)

Invented by Wallace Carothers and Dupont Labs

1935-01-01 20:23:54

Radar

Patented by Robert Watson

1936-01-01 20:23:54

Colt Revolver

Patented by Smauel Colt

1936-01-01 20:23:54

Voice Recognition System

Invented by Bell Labs

1937-01-01 20:23:54

Photocopier

Invented by Chester F. Carlson

1937-01-01 20:23:54

Jet Engine

First real build

1938-01-01 20:23:54

Teflon

invented by Roy J. Plunkett, also known as tetrafluoroethylene

1938-01-01 20:23:54

Turbo Prop Engine

First working model

1938-11-16 20:23:54

LSD

First synthesized by Swiss Chemist Albert Hofmann of Sandoz Laboratories. It is uimportant for use in accessing the thoughts of the human subconscious.

1939-01-01 20:23:54

Electron Microscope

First Invented

1939-01-01 20:23:54

First Succesful Helicopter

Invented by Igor Sikorsky

1940-01-01 20:23:54

Jeep

Invented by Karl Pabst

1940-01-01 20:23:54

Color Television System

Invented by Peter Goldmark

Technological Advances from 1920 to 1940: Inventing the Future

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