10. The First ever Television
9. FIRST CONDOM
The rubber vulcanization process was invented by Charles Goodyear in 1839, and patented in 1844. The first rubber condom was produced in 1855, and by the late 1850s several major rubber companies were mass-producing, among other items, rubber condoms.
8. FIRST AUTOMOBILE
Company History Benz Patent Motor Car: The first automobile (1885–1886) The first stationary gasoline engine developed by Carl Benz was a one-cylinder two-stroke unit which ran for the first time on New Year’s Eve 1879.
7. FIRST COCA COLA BOTTLE
Coca-Cola first bottled under contract in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Coca-Cola President Asa Candler sells the bottling rights for $1. Bottles used at this time are straight-sided Hutchinson bottles with a metal stopper.
6. THE FIRST BOSCH REFRIGERATOR
The first domestic refrigerators were manufactured in the U.S. around 1910 and sold well. As a result, over the following years, numerous companies around the world ventured into the production of refrigerators. Bosch decided to launch its own electric refrigerator onto the market in 1929. The move onto the household appliances market formed also part of the diversification strategy that sought to reduce the company’s dependency on what had previously been its sole area of operation, automotive technology. As the electric refrigerator was still a luxury in Europe and Germany, and a long way from becoming a mass product, Bosch set itself the task of developing and launching a machine for the average consumer.
Its engineers came up with a compact refrigerator with a capacity of 60 liters, which would also fit into small kitchens. Technical factors meant that a rounded drum shape was cheaper to manufacture than square chests, and also enabled a more energy-efficient design for the refrigeration system. Although its price of 350 reichsmarks was comparatively low, the refrigerator was nonetheless still beyond the reach of most households.
5. FIRST SMARTPHONE
The IBM Simon was the first ever mobile phone to feature software applications,
4. The World’s First DSLR
The Electro-Optic Camera was designed and constructed by Eastman Kodak Company under a U.S. Government contract in 1987 and 1988. Kodak’s Microelectronics Technology Division (MTD) had announced the first megapixel CCD in 1986. In 1987, a government customer asked Kodak’s Federal Systems Division (FSD) to build a prototype camera around the new CCD.
3. WORLD’S FIRST WEBSITE
The world’s first website, Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web, went online 27 years ago. The inaugural page wasn’t truly public when it went live at CERN on December 20th, 1990.
2. FIRST APPLE COMPUTER
1. FIRST WINDOWS
Windows 1.0 is a graphical personal computer operating environment developed by Microsoft. Microsoft had worked with Apple Computer to develop applications for Apple’s January 1984 original Macintosh, the first mass-produced personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI) that enabled users to see user friendly icons on screen. Windows 1.0 was released on November 20, 1985, as the first version of the Microsoft Windows line.
It runs as a graphical, 16-bit multi-tasking shell on top of an existing MS-DOS installation. It provides an environment which can run graphical programs designed for Windows, as well as existing MS-DOS software. Its development was spearheaded by the company founder Bill Gates after he saw a demonstration of a similar software suite known as Visi On at COMDEX.