Innovation In The Victorian Era

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As known, factory system and manufacturing were most important technological improvements, innovations of the Industrial Revolution. However, in nineteenth century, Victorian Period of Britain, major innovations were in infrastructure, such as railways, steam ships, transport systems. Those were some of the most important innovations of Victorian Britons. While in this period horses are still used as a power, steam power was the power of the period. Electricity discovered before the Victorian period, but it was not the moving force of the period, because after nineteenth century large electricity projects were undertaken. Until the end of the nineteenth century, use of electricity was very low, it was not large-scale. On the other hand, there were other very important innovations too, which are institutional innovations. In the Victorian Period, entrepreneurs were not only involved in private sector business, but also they were involved in politics and civil service. In the period, there were variety of product…show more content…
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