Inventions in the Textile Industry: Spinning frame

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Industrial Revolution was very important, most of the inventions that changed human’s form of life happened those years. There was the possibility of not having lots of the technologies and equipments that we are currently using at the moment because lots and lots of these inventions have started during Industrial Revolution.

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Industrial Revolution was very imporartant in textiles history as well. Spinning frame is only an example of these inventions.

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Richard Arkwright is considered the father of the modern industrial factory system and his inventions were very important for the Industrial Revolution.

Spinning frame aka water frame was invented by Richard Arkwright in 1768. Well, do you know why it was called water frame?

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Or do you even want to know?

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Because it was the first textile machine designed to be powered by water…

Isn’t that awesome?

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I’m 100% sure that it was a great invetion for those days…

Anyways, let’s continue…

Well, what we were talking about?

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Okay, so Arkwright set up the first water powered cotton mill at Cromford, Derbyshire in 1771.

By 1783 he was rich enough to build the huge new mill (Masson Mill) in Matlock Bath.

On December 20, 1790, water-powered machinery for spinning and carding cotton was set in motion in Pawtucket, Rhode Island which was based on Richard Arkwright’s (the english inventor) design, a mill was built by Samuel Slater on the Blackstone River.

The Slater mill was the first American factory to successfully produce cotton yarn with water-powered machines.

We see how successful his invention was!

Good job Arkwright! 😀 👍🏻

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So that’s it for the Spinning frame!

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Bellis, M. (n.d.). Spinning Frame — Richard Arkwright and Samuel Slater. Retrieved March 16, 2017, from

BBC — History — Sir Richard Arkwright. (n.d.). Retrieved March 16, 2017, from