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babyattacker | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 6, 2011 at 3:42 PM via web

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What were some of the important technological inventions of the 1930's

This is a topic for my english research assignment and I need to know some informantion on technology/inventions from the 1930's. Please list some inventions or important information on this.

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ophelious | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted October 6, 2011 at 10:48 PM (Answer #1)

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Well, you're going to get different answers depending on how you define "important."  What's important to one person may seem trivial to another.  So keep in mind "important" probably relates more to the level of impact the invention had on society overall.  It may also be that things invented in the 30's weren't really mass produced until later. Also, many products were created as a result of new technologies, and fill the requirement for newness, but they are really combinations of things already in existence.

Here are some things that were invented during the 1930's that went on to have an impact.  They are either new technologies or products that resulted from new technologies.

  1. Scotch Tape (30)
  2. Jet Engine (30) --not built until (37)
  3. Electron Microscope (31)
  4. Polaroid Camera (32)
  5. Zoom lens (32)
  6. Radio telescope (32)
  7. Parking meter (32)
  8. FM Radio (33)
  9. Stereo records (33)
  10. Magnetic Recording (34)
  11. Nylon (35)
  12. Canned Beer (35)
  13. Radar (35)
  14. Photocopier (37)
  15. Ball Point Pen (38)
  16. Teflon (38)
  17. Helicopter (39)

There are probably a lot more things that were invented during this period that are important to specific fields, but his list is of some pretty general stuff that has gone on to have a major impact on society.

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