spinning jenny


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spinning jenny

an early type of spinning frame with several spindles, invented by James Hargreaves in 1764
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The middle of the 18th century witnessed a popular expansion in the market for printed fabrics, one that resulted in a remarkable series of technological innovations of which James Hargreaves' spinning jenny of 1764 and Richard Arkwright's spinning frame of 1768 are the most notable.
THE divisive issue of new technology has long been a bone of contention in these parts, ever since the dark days of the mechanisation of the textile business during the Industrial Revolution, when my great-great-great-great grandfather Elijah Thomas got his hand caught in a spinning jenny while working the night shift at a mill in Blackburn.
THE SOURCE: "The Industrial Revolution in Miniature: The Spinning Jenny in Britain, France, and India" by Robert C.
Suspended in the atrium, it brings to mind the outlandish inventions of British pre-war illustrator Heath Robinson, while its principal purpose, to gradually weave a huge threaded knot, which will descend to floor level during the three month exhibition, is allied to the great (and now) low-tech inventions of the industrial revolution, like James Hargreaves' Spinning Jenny and its off-shoot, the Mule, invented by Samuel Compton of Bolton.
You may as well win gold for expertly operating a spinning jenny, driving a steam train or Uring boulders from a giant catapult at the stout walls of a rival Lord's castle.
The producers of Spinning Jenny use real locations and amateur actors.
And Spinning Jenny clothe a world running off like thieves
1779--Spinning mule combines spinning jenny with water frame.
Did Eli Whitney invent the spinning jenny or the cotton gin?
1778: James Hargreaves, British inventor of the spinning jenny.
Some aren't really books at all - like William Wilberforce's famous 1789 speech condemning slavery or the patent specification for Arkwright's Spinning Jenny.
In high schools they teach the history of the Industrial Revolution--the invention of the steam engine, the Spinning Jenny, water-powered looms, and so forth.