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Reference: Major Inventions Timeline
« on: March 14, 2010, 01:47:50 PM »
A Historical Timeline of Inventions

Obviously there is no way that we can list every invention fro the beginning f recorded history until now, so we started with 1 AD and tried to cover the major points.  This is to give players a rough idea of technology available to them, and to give ideas for trying to beat inventors to the punch.  This is an alternate timeline after all.

1st millennium AD --
1st-5th centuries --
1-100 AD          Junk ship in China-
1-100 AD          Junk rudder in China-
38 AD             Hydraulic-powered bellowsDu Shi
50 AD             Mouldboard plough in China and Gaul-
77 AD             Encyclopedia (comprehensive work)Pliny the Elder
78-139            Hydraulic-powered armillary sphereZhang Heng
100s              Lateen sail by Greco-Roman sailors-
-Steam powerHero of Alexandria in Roman Egypt
-Vending machineHero of Alexandria
-Force pumpHero of Alexandria
-Carding in India-
105               PaperCai Lun in China
132               Rudimentary SeismometerZhang Heng in China
180               Rotary fanDing Huan in China
-Winnowing fanDing Huan in China
200s              Kongming lantern (Hot air balloon) in China-
-Horseshoes in Germany-
200-400           Stepwell in India-
-                 Combination lock in Roman Empire-
300s              Corrosion-resistant ironIron pillar of Delhi in India
-Toothpaste in Roman Egypt-
-Crystallized Sugar in India-
400s              Horse collar in China-
-Cotton gin in India-
-                 Fore-and-aft rig in India-
-                 Kamal in India-
-                 Prayer wheelTibet
-                 Three-masted merchant vessel in China-
-                 Woodblock printing in China-
-                 6th-8th centuries-
500s              Chaturanga, a precursor of chessIndia
-Pachisi, a precursor of LudoIndia
-Incense clock in India-
589               Toilet paperYan Zhitui in China
605               Fully-stone open-spandrel segmental arch bridgeLi Chun in China
618-700           Porcelain in China-
618-907           Water-powered rotary fan in China-
673               Greek fire flamethrowerKallinikos of Heliopolis
700               Quill pen-
700-900           Charitable trust in the Arab Empire-
700s              InoculationMadhav in India
721-815           Pure distillationGeber
-Distilled alcoholGeber
-Nitric, hydrochloric, sulfuric, tartaric and citric acid, aqua regia, and concentrated acetic acidGeber
754               Pharmacy in Baghdad-
758-764           Tar pavement in Baghdad-
763-800           Psychiatric hospitalBimaristan in Baghdad
794               Paper mill in Baghdad-
-                 Dry distillationArabic chemists
-                 Distilled waterArabic chemists
-                 PetrolArabic chemists
9th-10th centuries--
700-1000          Spinning wheel in India-
800-850           Mural instrumentMuhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī
 Sine quadrantMuhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī
-Horary quadrantMuhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī
800-857           Under-arm deodorantZiryab
-Beauty parlorZiryab
-           Chemical depilatoryZiryab
800-873           Automatic flute playerBanū Mūsā
-           Programmable machineBanū Mūsā
-           Trick drinking vesselsBanū Mūsā
-           Gas maskBanū Mūsā
-           Clamshell grabBanū Mūsā
-           Fail-safe systemBanū Mūsā
-           Mechanical musical instrumentBanū Mūsā
-Hurricane lampBanū Mūsā
-Self-feeding oil lampBanū Mūsā
-Self-trimming oil lampAhmad ibn Mūsā ibn Shākir
800sMuslin in Dhaka, Bengal-
-Stonepaste ceramics in Iraq-
-Black powder in China-
-Water turbine in the Arab Empire-
-Universal sundial in Baghdad-
-Universal horary dial in Baghdad-
-Vertical-axle windmill in Afghanistan-
-Naphtha in Azerbaijan-
-Oil well in Azerbaijan-
-CollegeMadrasah in the Muslim world
800-1000Wind powered gristmills in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran-
-Sugar refinery in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran-
-Metal block printing in Egypt-
-SwitchArabic engineers
-Municipal solid waste handlingAl-Kindi, Qusta ibn Luqa, Muhammad ibn Zakarīya Rāzi, Ibn Al-Jazzar, al-Masihi
810-887Glass from stonesAbbas Ibn Firnas in al-Andalus
-Clear colourless high-purity glassAbbas Ibn Firnas
-MetronomeAbbas Ibn Firnas
-Artificial weather simulationAbbas Ibn Firnas
827Mechanical singing bird automatonAl-Ma'mun
836-1000Erectile dysfunction treatmentMuhammad ibn Zakarīya Rāzi, Thabit bin Qurra (Thebit), Ibn Al-Jazzar
853-929Observation tubeMuhammad ibn Jābir al-Harrānī al-Battānī (Albatenius)
859UniversityFatima al-Fihri
875Hang gliderAbbas Ibn Firnas
-Artificial wingAbbas Ibn Firnas
-Flight control frameAbbas Ibn Firnas
865-900KeroseneMuhammad ibn Zakarīya Rāzi (Rhazes) in Iraq
865-925ChemotherapyMuhammad ibn Zakarīya Rāzi
900sBanknote in China-
-Fire lance in China-
-Gun in China-
-Milling factory in Baghdad-
-Graph paper in the Arab Empire-
-Horizontal-axle windmill in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran-
904Fire Arrow in China-
919Double-piston flamethrower in China-
984Pound lockQiao Weiyo
953Fountain penAl-Muizz Lideenillah of Egypt
960-1000Restaurant in the Arab Empire-
994Astronomical sextantAbu-Mahmud al-Khujandi in Persia
996Geared mechanical astrolabeAbū Rayhān al-Bīrūnī
-Almucantar quadrantArabic astronomers
-Navigational astrolabeArabic astronomers
-Vertical sundialArabic astronomers
-Polar sundialArabic astronomers
-Shaving soapArabic chemists
-Reed levelArabic engineers
-Geared gristmillArabic engineers
-Street lamp in the Arab Empire-
-Sherbet in the Arab Empire-
-Soft drink in the Arab Empire-
-Syrup in the Arab Empire-
-Mercury escapement mechanism in the Middle East-
-Public library in the Arab Empire-
-Lending library in the Arab Empire-
-Library catalog in the Arab Empire-
-Firecracker in China-
-Snakes and ladders in India-
2nd millennium--
11th century--
1000Hypodermic needleAmmar ibn Ali al-Mawsili
-Cataract extractionAmmar ibn Ali al-Mawsili
-SuctionAmmar ibn Ali al-Mawsili
-LigatureAbu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi (Abulcasis) in Al-Andalus
-Adhesive plasterAbu al-Qasim
-CuretteAbu al-Qasim
-RetractorAbu al-Qasim
-Lithotomy scalpelAbu al-Qasim
-Surgical catgutAbu al-Qasim
-Surgical hookAbu al-Qasim
-Surgical rodAbu al-Qasim
-Surgical spoonAbu al-Qasim
-Inhalational anaestheticAbu al-Qasim
-Anaesthetic spongeAbu al-Qasim
-Oral anaesthesiaAbu al-Qasim
-Cotton dressingAbu al-Qasim
« Last Edit: March 26, 2011, 08:00:42 PM by Lord Palatine »


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