Oliver Evans: American Industrial Revolution

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Oliver Evans, born near Newport Delaware 1755, was an inventor and engineer during the American Industrial Revolution. As a young teenage boy, Evans was an apprentice to a wheelwright. Other than his apprenticeship Evens had no formal training and was self-taught in mechanics and engineering. At the age of 21 Evans had created his first working machine. This machine created improved leather, wool combing cards containing 1000 teeth each reducing the amount of time it took to prepare the wool prior to spinning. (Britannica, Encyclopedia) In 1780, Evans moved to Willingham Delaware. In just four years Evans created the first automated production line. This production line was built of five adapted milling machines and conveyor belts and chutes
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