17th Century Inventions (1600 – 1699)

1608 • Hans Lippershey invents the first refracting telescope.
1620 • The earliest human-powered submarine invented.
1624 • William Oughtred invents a slide ruler.
1625 • Frenchmen, Jean-Baptiste Denys invents a method for blood transfusion.
1629 • Giovanni Branca invents a steam turbine.
1636 • W. Gascoigne invents the micrometer.
1642 • Frenchmen, Blaise Pascal invents an adding machine.
1643 • Evangelista Torricelli invents the barometer.
1650 • Otto von Guericke invents a air pump.
1656 • Christian Huygens invents a pendulum clock.
1660 • Cuckoo clocks made in Furtwangen, Germany, in the Black Forest region.
1663 • James Gregory invents the first reflecting telescope.
1668 • Isaac Newton invents a reflecting telescope.
1670 • The first reference to a candy cane is made.                                                                                                   Dom Pérignon invents Champagne.
1671 • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz invents a calculating machine.
1675 • Christian Huygens patents the pocket watch.
1676 • Robert Hooke invents the universal joint.
1679 • Denis Papin invents the pressure cooker.
1698 • Englishmen, Thomas Savery invents a steam pump.


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