The Industrial Revolution was a period from the 18th to the 19th century where major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, transportation, and technology had a profound effect on the socioeconomic and cultural conditions of the times. It began in the United Kingdom, then subsequently spread throughout Europe, North America, and eventually the world. The flying shuttle 1733
The flying shuttle was one of the key developments in weaving that helped fuel the Industrial Revolution. It was patented by John Kay in 1733. As prior to this invention weavers used to weave by hand and could only weave a fabric no wider than an arms length. If this length exceeded the maximum, two people would do the task of one but the flying shuttle could weave much wider than an arms length at much greater speeds. The spinning jenny 1764
The spinning jenny is a multi-spool spinning frame. It was invented c. 1764 by James Hargreaves in Stanhill, Oswaldtwistle near Blackburn, Lancashire in England. The device reduced the amount of work needed to produce yarn, with a worker able to work eight or more spools at once. This grew to 120 as technology advanced. The Spinning Frame 1768
The spinning frame was an invention developed during the 18th century British Industrial Revolution. Richard Arkwright employed John Kay to produce a new spinning machine. With the help of other local craftsmen the team produced the spinning frame, which produced a stronger thread than the spinning jenny produced by James Hargreaves. The frame employed the draw rollers invented by Lewis Paul to stretch, or attenuate, the yarn. The Water Frame 1768
The water frame is the name given to the spinning frame, when water power is used to drive it. Both are credited to Richard Arkwright who patented the technology in 1768. It was based on an invention by Thomas Highs and the patent was later overturned. The spinning mule 1775-1779
The spinning mule was invented between 1775–1779 by Samuel Crompton. It spins...
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