Nobody knows about the inventor of the wheel. This invention arrived step by step, before very long period. Many cultures, many men, as well as many experiments have to be done. Therefore, not a single inventor invented it, but many inventors worked over centuries.
The wheel is a very important invention of mechanics of all time. The invention of the wheel is marked with the age of the industrial revolution which promises most significant inventions in the history of mankind. You can’t even imagine any mechanical system without the wheel or any symmetrical component which moves in a motion of circle on an axis. The same principle is used for tiny watch gears, jet engines, automobiles, as well as computer disk drives.
The Potter’s wheel was the earliest used by this significant invention of Ur city in Mesopotamia as early in 3500 BC. Chariots were probably the first wheel used for transportation in Mesopotamia in 3200 BC. Before using on vehicles, wheels have been using in the manufacturing or industrial sectors.
The spoked wheel first appeared on chariots, using in Egypt around 2000 BC. These wheels looked like they were manufactured in Europe in 1400 BC and they had not any link with the Middle East. The reason is that the wheel had a simple design; everyone could assume that every culture would have these wheels, when it arrived at a unique sophistication level. Though, here is not this case. The great civilizations of Inca, Maya, and Aztec got high development level without using the wheel. It is really not proved that native people have been using the wheel somewhere in western hemisphere even after contacting with Europeans.
The little evolution had occurred before the 19th Century even in Europe. However, the wheel became the essential part of technology with occurring of the Industrial Revolution, and used in many different ways with unlimited different mechanisms.