Richard Arkwright

Richard Arkwright

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  • Richard Arkwright, the son of a tailor, working in a barber shop.
  • One day, i'll start my own wig making business and invent revolutionary machinery to further cotton thread production.
  • John Kay, develop the spinning frame! Let it be horse/water powered. It will drastically increase cotton thread production efficiency. Lets patent the idea too.
  •  I'll get my team and get started!
  • 1771 in Cromford, Derbyshire...
  • Well, we did it! We built a cotton-spinning mill! Now we have a second factory, like the spinning frame factory in Nottingham
  • I hope lots of weavers and large families come, their children can work in the factory too!
  •  Perfect! These cottages will encourage people to come an work at my factory!
  • Manufacturers were outraged when Arkwright made the pay to use his invention, claiming that he stole ideas from other inventors! However, his did not hinder his success.
  • The invention is not yours! You stole the idea from other inventors!
  • My invention is patented! 
  • Richard Arkwright revolutionised the cotton industry in several ways. The process of cotton thread production before the invention of the spinning frame was laborious. His invention sped up production time drastically. However made major impacts on people of that time, although it substituted the need for human hands, it made skilled workers obsolete.
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