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Key Inventions in the Textile Industry Help Usher in the Industrial Revolution

Overview

While there is some debate over exactly when the Industrial Revolution's opening salvos were fired, there is no doubt that the introduction of new technologies for producing textiles were crucial. With the introduction of the flying shuttle loom in 1733, the invention of the spinning jenny (1764), the spinning frame (1768), and the power loom in 1785, Britain mechanized one of the world's most important industries. This, in turn, helped instigate social change, including unrest, raising issues that are still debated to this day. For better or worse, these inventions heralded changes that by now affect virtually every person on Earth, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

Background

Clothing is one of the earliest and most fundamental inventions humanity has made. Stone tools have left...

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