Industrial Revolution Timeline Part 1

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  • 1712 Thomas Newcomen invents the first steam engine. It is not very useful yet, but the idea of using steam to make machines go will be important to the Industrial Revolution.
  • By the time of Hargreaves’ death, there were over 20,000 spinning jennys in use across Britain.
  • 1764 James Hargreaves, a British carpenter and weaver, invents the spinning jenny
  • 1780 Another key innovation in textiles, the power loom, which mechanized the process of weaving cloth, was develope by English inventor Edmund Cartwright
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